joined 2011 Feb 9, 7:24pm
Zerohedge "Unsold cars" debunked
on 20 May 2014
, latest 7 years ago I find Zerohedge to be alarmist and over-the-top scare mongering most of the time...I tended to chalk it up to them to interpreting the data with a heavily bearish sentiment......
on 13 Nov 2012
, latest 8 years ago I was in and out of AGNC for a while, and then have been out for good since the beginning of 2012 (?), so I missed most of the climb...
Getting stock options into an IRA, etc..
on 17 Jul 2013
, latest 8 years ago I have a good deal of stock options at the company I work for -- they currently have no value, but I think it's quite possible that we will be...
When demand is high...people get clever.
on 28 Feb 2013
, latest 8 years ago http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl It was confiscated last week after US officers told Mexican police that they had been confiscating a large number of drug packages that appeared to have been fired over...
How many bears could actually afford a house in their market..
on 22 Feb 2013
, latest 8 years ago It has occurred to me (many times) that the super-negative bears are probably just not able to afford the house they want in the market they live in. So their...
Has Ford topped out? Is Apple a buying opportunity? Boeing?
on 24 Jan 2013
Posted 9 years ago I've done well with Ford recently -- wondering if it's profit taking time. Thoughts? Apple took a bigger tumble than I would have predicted -- a buying opportunity? Boeing's woes...
Just closed on a house
on 24 Jan 2013
, latest 9 years ago I thought I would share my experience for those who might be interested. This is central Denver. We have been looking in some form or another for about 2-1/2 years,...
Price pushing in Carmel Valley, no takers
on 13 Jan 2013
, latest 9 years ago Interesting post on calculatedrisk: http://www.calculatedriskblog. "Since the market is "hot" in Carmel Valley, San Diego, and there is very little inventory, some sellers are pushing up the price -- with...
Possible asbestos on ductwork
on 16 Dec 2012
, latest 9 years ago I'm under contract on a house and initial inspection turns up possible (probable) asbestos on some of the ducting. I have researched it "extensively" on the web and I'm generally...
Sewer line problems? (video)
on 20 Dec 2012
, latest 9 years ago I had the sewer line scoped on the house we are looking at. The video is here if anyone cares to watch it: &feature=youtu.be I have had opinions ranging from...
Good 410K plan for small business
on 4 Dec 2012
, latest 9 years ago After several years of having nothing, we now have a 401K plan at work. This was very important to me, so I was happy just to get anything. The fees...
Denver market very tight inventory, multiple offers
on 1 Dec 2012
Posted 9 years ago I have been in the market for about 2 years now. Various reasons for the long duration including personal uncertainty with job / job location, market uncertainty, and financial planning...But,...
AGNC, dividend reduced, price increases...
on 7 Feb 2012
, latest 9 years ago I own a bit of AGNC. I was surprised today at the news and stock price movement. "American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC: News ) reported that its fourth-quarter net income...
Facebook lockup period
on 17 Aug 2012
, latest 9 years ago I have enjoyed watching the whole FB thing unfold, partly schadenfreude, I guess, but it's also just interesting (the RedHat IPO was the last one I watched so closely) Anyway,...
How Much Is Enough..?
on 6 Jul 2012
, latest 9 years ago http://www.policyinnovations.o Well, the springboard for our inquiry was a little-known essay by John Maynard Keynes, the great economist, called "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren." It came out in 1930, just...
Business school for 8 year olds...
on 15 May 2012
Posted 9 years ago Not exactly investing, but something I read several months back and enjoyed: "My dad taught me cashflow with a soda machine" After a brief, failed experiment paying me to do...
Lending Club "review"
on 14 May 2012
, latest 9 years ago I posted several weeks back asking if anyone had any experience with The Lending Club. There were a few comments, but not from anyone who had actually used it. Someone...
Anyone have experience with Lending Club
on 7 Apr 2012
, latest 9 years ago I have been toying with the idea of opening an account, and I have been trying to research how it all works on the website. Without actually opening an account,...
New Redfin fee/rebate structure
on 19 Feb 2012
Posted 9 years ago http://blog.redfin.com/blog/20 Disappointing.
on 31 Jan 2012
, latest 9 years ago I'm sure this has been discussed here before, but I haven't found a good explanation. Anyone care to explain why gold is considered to be some universal store of wealth?...
Incentive stock options vs. Non Qualifying stock options...
on 11 Nov 2011
, latest 10 years ago I am in a situation where I will be getting stock options as an employee of a company. I am not yet sure whether they will be of the "incentive"...
Traditional vs. Roth
on 18 Oct 2011
, latest 10 years ago I have read a lot of web articles on how to decide between a traditional and a Roth IRA. While there are many complexities, one of the big "rules of...
Comedy troupe has something to say about our current situation.
on 20 Oct 2011
Posted 10 years ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v This certainly doesn't pass for "news", but for one of your high-volume the-sky-is-falling news days it would be a bit of comic relief.
Understanding shareholder of record date and ex-dividend date...
on 19 Sep 2011
, latest 10 years ago I have a question regarding dividends. I will use AGNC as an example: "American Capital Agency Corp. announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $1.40...
Did the government "mandate" that banks made bad loans?
on 14 Jun 2011
, latest 10 years ago I have heard some variation of this assertion several times in the past few years when discussing the housing collapse with family/friends: "The government had made it a priority to...
What analysis do you apply to residential investment properties?
on 7 Jun 2011
, latest 10 years ago I'm continuing to dip my big toe into the housing market, and I am considering multi-family properties primarily right now. I would occupy one unit and rent the other(s). There...
My beef on rent/buy arguments.
on 15 May 2011
, latest 10 years ago They are, in a word, simplistic. I will pick a few of my pet peeves. 1. If the price is less than X times annual rents, it's reasonable to buy....
Living in same building with your tenants?
on 24 Apr 2011
, latest 10 years ago I'm starting to consider a house purchase, and I have been trying to keep my eyes open to all options (including not buying). One of the properties I recently looked...
Good personal finance / investing books?
on 24 Apr 2011
, latest 10 years ago Can anyone offer any suggestions on good books? I have read Dave Ramsey (and while I think he might be great for a large swath of the population, I don't...
Realtor on tax advantage of owning a home.
on 13 Apr 2011
, latest 10 years ago I thought the forum readers might enjoy the email I received in my inbox this morning: "You've heard again and again how buying a home is the best tax break...