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Check again.Out of 2.4-something trillion that goes toward healthcare expenditure every year, only 10 billion ( or less 0.5 percent) filters through to the bottom line of insurers in aggregate. The cost savings they bring (commoditizing otherwise obscure and monopolistically-priced drugs, steering patients toward more affordable yet medically equivalent alternate treatments) far outweighs this "middle man" fees.
I don't even post in the CEespool anymore but this presentation is is a must-see if you have any interest in the US government debt crisis and/or the long term well being of the US of A.More (including the slides in PDF and a full report) available here: http://www.kpcb.com/usainc/
Quote: Originally Posted by HgaleK Are you unfamiliar with the huge change in the way that trading works at the institutional level? Between the volume and regulations, it's not possible to simply scale up retail investment work. Aside from working at one, I guess not. Look, excuses are just that... excuses. Liquidity has grown by leaps and bounds the point where $10M+ blocks would barely leave a dent in most markets; not to mention at...
Quote: Originally Posted by HgaleK Ah, yes, because a covered write is the same thing as purchasing a controlling share of a company with strong fundamentals and ensuring that it's managed to success? Easy tiger, the Buffett comparison only concerns your walk in the park 15% annual returns. Say you put in the SF minimum of $100K now at age 20, by the time you reach WEB's current age, your net worth would be a mere $440 MILLION. And since...
Quote: Originally Posted by sebastian089 I'm curious why no one mentioned FX yet... http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...187273238.html Does that sound like a normal lifestyle to you? Quote: Originally Posted by HgaleK Covered writes will easily return 15% annually I'd suggest you drop out of school and just write options all day. With "easy" 15% annual return and the power of compounding, you will see eye...
^^ Skype has allowed screensharing for a while. Al, you might find this comparison of use: http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/06/fac...ogle-hangouts/
Quote: Originally Posted by imageWIS You mean is great... Jon sucking up to RJman... What has the world come to?
Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake's CEO, put out a press release today http://online.barrons.com/article/PR...27-905738.html Quote: "The Times story was obviously motivated by an anti-natural gas agenda. It is telling that the reporter chose not to interview a single reliable source and instead selectively quoted emails from unnamed sources or well-known industry critics dating back to as early as 2007 to invent a series of inaccurate and misleading allegations....
Quote: Originally Posted by Steve B. Get rid of Duncan. He's had a great career but these days he looks like a deer in the headlights. That's class. Sorry Steve, I couldnt help it. Plus, there's about as much chance of this happening as LBJ gets elected as the new mayor of Cleveland.
Quote: Originally Posted by jrd617 I haven't looked through each and every one of the 487 documents posted by the Times. But looking at the article, it's not just "sidelined" petroleum companies that are raising serious doubts. There's a lot of doubt from investment bankers from Merrill Lynch and PNC, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. (TX and PA are two of the biggest shale gas producing states) And university geologists. Here's the part that...
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