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  • Tiring Of Turkeys [View article]
    My suggestion is to take a few days off from the stock market and buy some things and perk up the economy.
    Nov 23 11:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How My Family And I Overcame Obstacles To Be Better Off Than 4 Years Ago [View article]
    Mike, that's a standard media-type reply. The web is a big resource. Surely some research would answer your questions.
    Oct 2 02:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How My Family And I Overcame Obstacles To Be Better Off Than 4 Years Ago [View article]
    Obama's plan is to drive down the USA to third world status (or at least second-rate status) thus fulfilling one of the dreams from his bitterly anti-colonialist father.
    Oct 2 02:32 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How My Family And I Overcame Obstacles To Be Better Off Than 4 Years Ago [View article]
    No problem. Presumably unemployment benefits are temporary. Or they used to be.

    The way I figure it $10 trillion divided by 100 million taxpayers equals a cool $100,000 in additional debt per taxpayer. I can't imagine very many people who rely on their jobs for income are better off when you figure that in.
    Oct 2 02:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How My Family And I Overcame Obstacles To Be Better Off Than 4 Years Ago [View article]
    Mike, do your calculations include your share of our new 5 trillion in national debt, or your share of the additional 5 trillion in debt that the Fed has purchased during its QEs? For a country (as for an individual) it's easy to appear richer if you don't count the liabilities.
    Oct 1 11:10 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Plunging Into Cliffs Natural Resources' Share Price Dive [View article]
    The problem with bottom fishing is there is only one bottom. You hope to hit it. But maybe it will be lower.
    Jul 30 07:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coming Oil Supply Gap [View article]
    Developments in computers are not a good comparison with developments in energy. Computerization amounts to pushing electrons around (a very very small particle) so the inherent size of processors could shrink and shrink to today's tools. Think transistors, microchips, etc. instead of vacuum tubes and copper wires. But energy is used to transport people and goods, and neither one of those is particularly small in size. There is no Moore's Law for factories. Cars, trains, planes, ships, are all at least as big as they were 100 years ago, and unless we develop a race of miniature people, they will be the same size 100 years from now, and the energy needed will be the same.
    Jul 4 12:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turn The Key On This Retirement Strategy [View article]
    One of the things that gets me is the definition of GDP, which is generally used as a measure of how well we're doing. Consumption is in GDP. Government spending is in GDP. So if the feds give everyone $2000 each, and people go and buy stuff made in China, they both count as additions to gross domestic product, even though neither represents our product. And of course, the borrowing that we have to do does not count against GDP. So it's easy to make the economy seem a lot better than it is.
    May 20 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turn The Key On This Retirement Strategy [View article]
    Sorry for the repitition. I couldn't find a way to get to page 2 of the comments using Firefox and finally had to go to IE.
    May 20 10:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turn The Key On This Retirement Strategy [View article]
    Good article. Good strategy. How far out do you write calls? And what do you do when one of your stocks heads south? Thanks.
    May 20 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turn The Key On This Retirement Strategy [View article]
    Good article and good strategy. Two questions: how far out do you write the calls and what do you do when a stock holding goes south?
    May 20 10:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turn The Key On This Retirement Strategy [View article]
    Good article and good strategy. Two questions: how far out do you write the calls and what do you do when the stock starts to go south?
    May 20 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Controversy On Shale Gas Boom And Burst Explained [View article]
    Good ol' Mark. Always going against the grain.
    May 8 12:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Assessing ConocoPhillips And Phillips 66 After The Breakup [View article]
    Thanks for the info, wigit5. COP moved up a bit and PSX moved down a bit today, so based on closing prices ($56.51 and $32.76, respectively) I get 77.53% of basis allocated to COP shares and 22.47% allocated to PSX shares.
    May 1 05:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Slowing Economy May Not Matter - Yet [View article]
    I don't have the macro version of events. I do know that "help wanted" signs have started to pop up in the stores. First time, I think, since 2008. Of course we're in a small city in an oil and gas state, so maybe that's related.
    Apr 27 05:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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