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  • Quickchat #279, March 19, 2015 [View instapost]
    And from the banking point of view, 20% is industry standard where we start asking for personal guarantees from small businesses. 20% seems to be the tipping point to where you're considered having enough of an interest in the business to make, or at least affect the direction of the company.
    Apr 7, 2015. 11:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #278, February 5, 2015 [View instapost]
    Seems like there should be a Renegades ETF. Y'know...for those of us that would like to ride the coattails of the immense knowledge and investing savvy of this diverse group. :)
    Feb 17, 2015. 10:36 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #278, February 5, 2015 [View instapost]
    And they wonder why consumer spending hasn't picked up. Everyone is spending their new-found dollars on Obamacare. Sorry to hear about your struggle, Maya. We're going through something similar, having to switch to a HDHP (the only plan my company now offers due to costs), and we're looking to try for another kid. It's gonna be way more expensive than the first one.
    Feb 11, 2015. 10:46 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #278, February 5, 2015 [View instapost]
    The Credit Union I work for starts at 9.25% and tops out at 18.00% for the lowest credit score band of 600-630.
    Feb 9, 2015. 06:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #277, January 7, 2015 [View instapost]
    Romney out for 2016. Paving the way for Bush v Clinton 2.0! Woohoo! *sigh*
    Jan 30, 2015. 11:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #276, November 27, 2014 [View instapost]
    Happy Holidays all! I may be back to lurking a bit. You guys have always been on top of things, and I now find myself with a little actual time to pay attention again. At least a little. I missed you guys... :)
    Dec 30, 2014. 12:03 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #264, October 24, 2013 [View instapost]
    I can tell you, living in Colorado, the craft brew industry is so competitive here that they are coming up with more and more creative brews daily it seems. Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, however, I will NOT be trying...
    Dec 5, 2013. 11:16 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #264, October 24, 2013 [View instapost]
    Glad to see you guys are all still at it. Although, it's too bad you guys hadn't made your millions over the past couple years, enough to retire to a lavish estate in the Mayan penninsula, that is.
    Dec 5, 2013. 11:14 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REE/Strategic Minerals Concentrator, May 12, 2011 [View instapost]
    I think it goes "No guts, no indigestion". Does that sound right?
    May 16, 2011. 04:00 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #176, May 14, 2011 [View instapost]
    Did this get moved? When I click the link, it goes to your instablog list, not the actual insta.

    I'm feeling the need to bookmark yet another Renegade thread that I no longer have time to follow!! ;-)
    May 16, 2011. 12:25 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #174, May 6, 2011 [View instapost]
    Haven't you heard? This is the new way for the CME to give their 'preferred partners' good entry points on a market that has nowhere to go but up!

    What you may call manipulation, they call Preferred Pricing. ;-)
    May 9, 2011. 07:08 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer advocates an HFT tax to pay for the added regulatory oversight these transactions require. "If the SEC lacks the ability to oversee high frequency trading, then this needs to be corrected" via such a tax, Daniel Indiviglio writes; it might also curb equity markets' headlong rush into becoming "high-speed casinos rigged against individual investors."  [View news story]
    More likely they'd be handed a fine of two fitty...
    May 9, 2011. 06:24 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #173, May 4, 2011 [View instapost]
    Thanks HT. I've been absolutely swamped at work, and barely have time to goof off anymore! Hopefully, as I get to work into a routine with the new responsibilities, I'll find time to keep up with you guys. I miss being 'in the loop'.
    May 6, 2011. 02:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #173, May 4, 2011 [View instapost]
    That's one aspect of the housing situation we rarely hear being talked about... When Boomers start passing away at an increasing rate, you end up with the empty houses. That's not good news for the builders.

    Although I did hear a statistic that stated that Gen Y is actually going to be bigger than the Boomers. Maybe they'll buy the houses. Nah...probably not...they'll just take them because they're entitled to a house, right?
    May 6, 2011. 01:01 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Open Market Committee: Eyes were on inflation, but no surprises here: Longer-term inflation expectations are "stable," underlying measures are "subdued." Commodities pricing effects still "transitory"; near-zero rates maintained and will be for "extended period"; QE2 to end on schedule in June; unanimous vote.  [View news story]
    Right. CPI. Which doesn't include food, gas, and medical bills. Those are 'too volatile' to measure in the "real" inflation. Except when the volatility is only upward. Then it's a real issue. Maybe not for the bean counters who are interested in keeping COLA increases down on SSI, but for those of us that actually have to spend money on those things.
    Apr 27, 2011. 12:41 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment