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Zerohedge "Unsold cars" debunked (calculatedriskblog.com)
by swebb on 20 May 2014  2 comments, 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......

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AGNC
by swebb on 13 Nov 2012  40 comments, 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...

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Getting stock options into an IRA, etc..
by swebb on 17 Jul 2013  5 comments, 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...

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When demand is high...people get clever. (guardian.co.uk)
by swebb on 28 Feb 2013  1 comment, 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...

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How many bears could actually afford a house in their market..
by swebb on 22 Feb 2013  56 comments, 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...

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Has Ford topped out? Is Apple a buying opportunity? Boeing?
by swebb 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...

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Just closed on a house
by swebb on 24 Jan 2013  2 comments, 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,...

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Price pushing in Carmel Valley, no takers (calculatedriskblog.com)
by swebb on 13 Jan 2013  3 comments, 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...

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Possible asbestos on ductwork
by swebb on 16 Dec 2012  17 comments, 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...

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Sewer line problems? (video)
by swebb on 20 Dec 2012  24 comments, 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...

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Good 410K plan for small business
by swebb on 4 Dec 2012  5 comments, 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...

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Denver market very tight inventory, multiple offers
by swebb 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,...

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AGNC, dividend reduced, price increases...
by swebb on 7 Feb 2012  5 comments, 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...

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Facebook lockup period (washingtonpost.com)
by swebb on 17 Aug 2012  64 comments, 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,...

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How Much Is Enough..? (policyinnovations.org)
by swebb on 6 Jul 2012  2 comments, 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...

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Business school for 8 year olds... (blog.thestartuptoolkit.com)
by swebb 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...

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Lending Club "review"
by swebb on 14 May 2012  2 comments, 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...

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Anyone have experience with Lending Club
by swebb on 7 Apr 2012  2 comments, 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,...

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New Redfin fee/rebate structure (blog.redfin.com)
by swebb on 19 Feb 2012  Posted 8 years ago
http://blog.redfin.com/blog/20 Disappointing.

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Why gold?
by swebb on 31 Jan 2012  18 comments, 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?...

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Incentive stock options vs. Non Qualifying stock options...
by swebb on 11 Nov 2011  16 comments, 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"...

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Traditional vs. Roth
by swebb on 18 Oct 2011  42 comments, 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...

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Comedy troupe has something to say about our current situation. (youtube.com)
by swebb 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.

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Understanding shareholder of record date and ex-dividend date...
by swebb on 19 Sep 2011  1 comment, 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...

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Did the government "mandate" that banks made bad loans?
by swebb on 14 Jun 2011  48 comments, 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...

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What analysis do you apply to residential investment properties?
by swebb on 7 Jun 2011  19 comments, 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...

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My beef on rent/buy arguments.
by swebb on 15 May 2011  28 comments, 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....

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Living in same building with your tenants?
by swebb on 24 Apr 2011  8 comments, 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...

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Good personal finance / investing books?
by swebb on 24 Apr 2011  1 comment, 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...

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Realtor on tax advantage of owning a home.
by swebb on 13 Apr 2011  39 comments, 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...
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