joined 2011 Feb 9, 7:24pm
Zerohedge "Unsold cars" debunked
on 20 May 2014
, latest 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago http://blog.redfin.com/blog/20 Disappointing.
on 31 Jan 2012
, latest 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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...