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  • Is Our Corporate Tax System Irrational? [View article]
    Ha ha that is a very roundabout way of saying that you are smart and that I am stupid. That may be true. As the commentor below stated all I was saying is that double taxation does not raise revenue as far as I can see. Nevertheless, since you bring it up, it seems to me that people are far too accepting of "abstractions" as proxies for reality. We are forever being told that a corporation did this, that a country that, that some other organization did the some other thing, For better or for worse. Individual accountability is lost. Corporations don't do things, they don't feel things. They don't really exist except by common agreement in our collective imaginations. That is the point of the "legal fiction" remark.. Stupid as it may be.
    Jun 9, 2013. 05:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Our Corporate Tax System Irrational? [View article]
    I have never been able to understand how a corporate tax raises any revenue. Granted I am no genius, and I am happy to read any explanation. A corporation is a legal fiction. It does not care how high its taxes are. Only individuals care. They care because ultimately they will receive less money as a result of a corporate taxes, and pay less taxes themselves because it will reduce their diividend or payroll ior capital gain incom e. It is the same as if there were a "family tax" that families had to pay before distributions to family members. That also would ultimately raise no revenue. Anyway, I must be missing something since this does not seem to be an issue for anyone else that I have seen.Perhaps its a matter of capturing the difference between regular and capital gain income?
    Jun 8, 2013. 12:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Do You Believe In The 12 Rules Of Goldbuggery? [View article]
    By the way, Mr. Ritholtz's article was not called "12 rules of People who Own Gold Positions As Part of a Diversified Portfolio."
    Apr 21, 2013. 07:19 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Earnings Winners... [View instapost]
    Wow. These did not work out so hot.
    Mar 7, 2013. 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Japan To Take One More Step Towards A Cheaper Yen [View article]
    Probably not so dense that he doesn't know the difference between "do" and "due."
    Feb 28, 2013. 10:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Citigroup - Rising Like A Phoenix [View article]
    I just listened to Janet Tavakoli on Bloomberg radio explain why she thought there was not one single good thing to be found citi's latest report. I guess that's what makes a market.
    Oct 16, 2012. 01:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Case For Timber: Top 3 Names By Market Cap [View article]
    Why just Canada? The US West now comprises massive dead forests. Shouldn't this lead to a short term oversupply of pine wood as the wood needs to be harvested now before it burns? I know nothing about the timber industry myself, but took a trip out West and was kind of shocked.
    Sep 21, 2012. 10:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Case For Timber: Top 3 Names By Market Cap [View article]
    I'd be interested to hear any opinions on what effect all of the still standing, but now dead, pine forests out west will have on timber prices and companies.
    Sep 20, 2012. 09:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Daily Options Strategy Part 5: Final Notes, Charts And Alternate Stocks To Use [View article]
    Thank you for this excellent series. I am new to options and having some difficulty understanding how the system realizes the 60 - 100 cent return on the example charts, Would you be able to post a small selection of entries and exits for say a weeks worth of trades ie date, option, no of K's,strike price, purchase price and exit time and price. Thank you in advance.
    Dec 27, 2011. 11:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Daily Options Trading Strategy For High-Flying Stocks [View article]
    Thank you for this excellent series. I am not an experienced option trader. Are you entering with a limit order and exiting with a market order?
    Dec 7, 2011. 11:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment