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Who shops at Sears anymore? I'm genuinely curious… I was in a couple of locations recently to get some socket wrenches and torx bits and it felt like traveling backwards in time.I can count on one hand the amount of times I've been to a Sears Holding location in the last twenty years: 1) Shopping for appliances for my first home 2) Dropping off returns from Lands End Canvas (twice) 3) Looking for socket wrenches and bits to make minor repairs to my car (drove to two...
I was set to hit another medium-sized milestone this week but oh well… hopefully just a speed bump. Top Republicans Say Historic Tax Cuts Ride on Health Bill Outcome https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-21/obamacare-failure-would-endanger-tax-cut-goals-some-in-gop-warn “As a health-care replacement bill backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan struggles to gain support from House conservatives and Senate Republicans, some GOP lawmakers argue that a...
From glancing at headlines the failure to repeal the ACA might jeopardize Trump's proposed tax cuts (which gave U.S. equities a big boost).Anyone here have a position in CMG? They're doing pretty good today.
So… life is slowly taking it's toll on my collection of Brooks Brothers classic OCBD shirts (coffee, ink stains and gradual sleeve shrinkage are starting the thin out the work rotation). It's been two years since I had an opportunity to replenish them and the new Supima OCBD shirts (sans pocket and $140 price point) I had hoped was just a seasonal dalliance but it appears not. For me $140 is a bit dear for what I consider a day-to-day workhorse (granted its as comfy as a...
Thought I could catch a falling knife… and then I went on vacation soon after buying it, got sidetracked with life a bit when I got back… when I next checked my brokerage account a month or so later it had been delisted and the total value of shares was $0.Oh well… The ticker lingers in my position screen on my Ameritrade so now I use it as a humble reminder anytime I want to scoop up shares of a mediocre company at a great discount.Also still have shares of JSDA (Jones...
If it makes you feel better I still have some XPRT(LECG Corp) stock that I rode all the way down to zero. Never got around to claiming that loss so it just lingers there in my brokerage account like a bad cold sore :-/
It might be a narrative they want to sell us… the more I think about it… Steve Bannon could easily make whole his father's legacy if he wanted to.Jim Cramer and the whole investor porn genre of news coverage is as much to blame as the more nebulous “Fat Cats” on Wall Street Bannon cites in the article (of which he was a member of).
Steve Bannon and the Making of an Economic Nationalist https://t.co/CH69FnnJmG Proper asset allocation could have saved us from Steve Bannon's nationalist agenda.
There might be something to the immigrant aversion to financial markets… I wonder how shareholders of publicly traded German or Japanese corporations fared in the post-war era. Or the dozen of other failed nation-states since then, of whom the best and brightest come here… My parents were part of the first wave of refugees immediately following the Vietnam War. They kept enough in their checking accounts to pay the bills but the family savings account was under the...
Third meh day in a row…
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