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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Oil Majors Cut More Jobs As Crude Slides [View article]
    "If the SNB thought that it could make this adjustment in an orderly manner, then it has failed miserably. The EURCHF market has basically shut down so far this morning, while it waits for the dust to settle," said Kathleen Brooks, research director at currency trader Forex.com.

    My Credit Union CD's are looking pretty good as far as cash storage goes. No negative rates for me. Why would you put money in a Swiss bank for a negative rate. I guess you can't easily hold $1 million in cash.

    Oh yea....gold up $25.40 as I write.
    Jan 15, 2015. 08:13 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • David Van Knapp Positions For 2015: True Income-Focused Strategies Trump Oil Trends, Market Volatility And Interest Rate Fears [View article]
    George et al.
    So I was curious about the 100% YOC and how that would compare to a "total return" concept and I ran a simple spread sheet with the following assumptions.

    YOC - 100% = Starting investment 100$, yield 5%, div growth 10.5% = total return of $ 4000 div + $100 investment for $4,100.

    TR to generate equivalent on $100 investment requires 13.15% annual compounded return on $100 investment to give $4100 at end of 30 years.
    Jan 15, 2015. 03:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China PPI Slumps For 34th Straight Month [View article]
    DCV - is this the one?

    http://bit.ly/1sAHHTw
    Jan 14, 2015. 11:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be On The Hook For Trillions In Oil Derivatives [View article]
    Seriously.... it was -20 in Tok, Alaska in the last several days. The 205427 complained about the temps in Chicago. I simply brought up the point that in a lot of places in the world (like Alaska), -30 is an every day occurrence that people seem to have figured out how to deal with.
    Jan 14, 2015. 08:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China PPI Slumps For 34th Straight Month [View article]
    2011 rider figures on 600 busses (today's number) 88,000 passengers per day. That's 146 per bus for the day.

    Cost recovery at farebox is $35 million on more than $3.5 billion in investment for all modes - bus and light rail, etc.

    Oh... the investment at $3.5 billion is = to $40,000 per passenger.
    Jan 9, 2015. 06:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China PPI Slumps For 34th Straight Month [View article]
    See links below. I suspect those numbers include salary and other compensation from who knows what.
    Jan 9, 2015. 06:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China PPI Slumps For 34th Straight Month [View article]
    umm....Bob...no one rides the UTA (relatively speaking), but I get stopped by the RR crossing arms that go down when the train pulls into the station 50 feet from the East-West cross road.
    Jan 9, 2015. 04:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China PPI Slumps For 34th Straight Month [View article]
    At lunch....filled up for $1.74
    Jan 9, 2015. 03:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China PPI Slumps For 34th Straight Month [View article]
    Utah Transit Authroity

    Today, UTA operates a fleet of more than 600 buses and paratransit vehicles, 400 vanpools, 146 light rail vehicles, 63 commuter rail cars and 18 locomotives in a 1,600 square mile service area that stretches over six counties from Payson to Brigham City. The Authority serves the largest segment of population in the State of Utah, approximately 1.8 million

    Rail Service General Manager CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER $511,109
    General Manager GENERAL MANAGER $397,970
    Gencounsel/presgovt Resources GENERAL COUNSEL $384,188
    Chief Operating Officer CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER $306,046
    Chief Technology Officer CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER $280,794
    Chief Communications Officer CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER $275,281
    Chief Financial Officer CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER $272,476
    Chief Capital Dev Officer MAJOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT $272,229
    Chief Safety Officer SAFETY $261,219
    Chief Planning Officer PLANNING & PROGRAMMING $255,572
    Regional Gm Timpanogos Bu CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER $247,202
    Special Services Gm CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER $246,025
    Commuter Rail General Manager CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER $233,024
    Regional Gm Salt Lake Bu CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER $230,715
    Regional Gm Bus Support CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER $222,283
    MAJOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT $191,030
    CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER $184,393
    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER $157,030

    OK - I'm Done.
    Jan 9, 2015. 03:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China PPI Slumps For 34th Straight Month [View article]
    http://bit.ly/1BW8B8i
    Beaver Utah – population 3,000


    Electric $118,070

    Electric $111,049

    Electric $110,376

    Water and Sewer $109,659

    ADMINISTRATIVE $107,963

    Electric $106,155
    Jan 9, 2015. 03:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China PPI Slumps For 34th Straight Month [View article]
    http://bit.ly/1BW8B8i

    American Fork Utah – population 28,000


    City Administrator Administration $164,797

    Police Chief Police $145,750

    Finance/bdgt Officer Administration $134,477

    Pw Director Public Works $128,994

    Admin Services Dir Administration $125,714

    Police Lt/patrol Div Police $125,680

    Cityeng/asstpwdir Engineering $123,163

    City Recorder Administration $121,473

    Fire Chief Fire $121,446
    Jan 9, 2015. 03:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • David Van Knapp Positions For 2015: True Income-Focused Strategies Trump Oil Trends, Market Volatility And Interest Rate Fears [View article]
    You used to be able to make a charitable contribution directly from IRA/401K, but I don't know if that's possible any more. Nor do I know if your donation is at FMV or not. I suspect so.
    Jan 9, 2015. 01:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coming Euro Crash [View article]
    Guys...."starving kids". Please provide statistics on the number of people who have died of starvation in Greece in the past month?
    Jan 9, 2015. 01:03 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China PPI Slumps For 34th Straight Month [View article]
    I propose the idea of a "college draft" where future employers bid to finance the education of those candidates who will work for them in the future.

    I'll take Miss Mary Lou Steenbottom. She's a great math whiz and has a great track record so far. She want's to become a tax accountant. I'll fund her education in return for a 6 year commitment after she graduates at xxx per year. Hmm....kinda sounds like the Air Force.
    Jan 9, 2015. 01:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China PPI Slumps For 34th Straight Month [View article]
    SMR36. Those directors and managers of corporations have built companies like Apple. Umm...probably the size of some small countries economies. They have produced products that are used ubiquitously around the world that have value in terms of information sharing, transmission, etc.

    So...how do you value the comparative contribution of such folks to those of the Battalion Fire Chief, or the Transit Authority head in a city with 1.5 million people? I have an idea, let's put the Fire Chief and the Transit Authority Chief on the list of eligible candidates for a Fortune 1000 company and see how they do in the interview process.

    Oh and by the way, the voters here were opposed to Light Rail by 70%. But the UTA went ahead anyway. Go figure.
    Jan 9, 2015. 12:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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