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  • Hi @msf Are you performing an investment experiment? You write reads like the Hotel California Syndrome: "Last thing I remember, I was Running for the door I had to find the passage back To the place I was before "Relax, " said the night man, "We …
  • Hi @davidrmoran Regardless of the beginning post topic; you've been here long enough to understand that a great deal of knowledge may be learned and digested from from the follow-up posts by members, yes?
  • I'll bump this. I don't use M*, so I'm not able to provide any useful advice. Perhaps others here my be able to help resolve the problem.
  • The article is from Annuity.org; so I'll place this in the advertising bin file.
  • Ethereum's co-founder...."I QUIT". He doesn't like the risk profile. LINK
  • @Sven et al I peek at this active global markets page (mostly the very top country list). Last night (Sunday) at 11pm EST, pretty much all of the markets were fully "red".
  • Hi @bee Yes, FRIFX was replaced a number of years ago; when we moved more towards growth equity holdings. The fund remains quite unique for it's holdings in the real estate area and continues to be well managed in this sometimes erratic sector. The …
  • Hi @Sven et al Investment grade bonds have been clawing and scratching their way to positive returns over the past month or so; and have a big bump up (lower yields/higher pricing) so far today (July 19). The below link is for the etf AGG, and si…
  • And, IMHO............Covid and a complacent*** sector of the U.S. population that may put a "boot" to what could be more normal growth. *** “a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the lik…
  • Roth IRA article at Bloomberg........hopefully, y'all may have access. ProPublica reported that in 1999, Thiel, the co-founder of Paypal Holdings Inc., placed 1.7 million shares of then-private PayPal into his Roth Ira. They were valued at $0.001 p…
  • @Derf et al Roth IRA article at Bloomberg........hopefully, y'all may have access. ProPublica reported that in 1999, Thiel, the co-founder of Paypal Holdings Inc., placed 1.7 million shares of then-private PayPal into his Roth Ira. They were val…
  • Hi @Simon While the tilt of Mr. Snowball's monthly commentary (over the years) and Mr. Bolin's current articles may be directed more towards capital preservation; one has the full discussion forum available here to seek any and all investment opinio…
  • I can't write about other vendors, but those having Fidelity accounts have a decent format for sorting etf's. The below link has been placed previously, but remains another view for filtering etf's by category type. The site page is not set to any p…
  • @Sven et al Reads like a good old fashioned communist or fascist state manifesto, eh? Different to a point, but with the same required results of control. Nothing like the feeling of power, when one is a zealot. Florida and their boss
  • Hi hank and @Old_Joe The below link will provide 129 aircraft photos by Scott McGeachy at CYVR. A few photos contain the previously discussed runway numbers. Many of the pictures provide an excellent view of the surrounding forest/trees and mountain…
  • Hi @Old_Joe Read my post again, just previous, starting with the word Okay. The next sentence contains my link to Google Earth and my thoughts about the "trees".
  • @Derf Thought about that, too. Hope not. Some of the time, photo-shopping is either pure artist or altering a photo for monetary value. I don't know if there is monetary value from the photo; although WSJ likely had to pay someone to use the photo…
  • @Crash "Dirty Laundry" is a song written by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar, from Henley's debut solo album I Can't Stand Still, released in 1982.
  • Okay, my last hoorah; I do believe, with this research. This Google Earth mapping suggests a possible location for the photographer in this post (allow a bit of time for the image to load, dependent upon your equipment and download speed connection…
  • I view O.T. as a few tables in the corner of the MFO Bar and Grill; where other topics may be discussed or non-investment questions may be answered. O.T. is another form of the MFO community. @hank et al The below video pretty much covers a lot…
  • @carew388 I've not followed the disputes closely over the years, but am aware of the political problems with ownership/ancestral rights of the Sahara area and the naming changes. It is reported that there remains "clashes" in some areas.
  • @Old_Joe and hank. I use Google Maps a variety of things. This is an aerial view of the airport. I'm still perplexed about the pine trees and ridge in the background of Hank's original photo. At the top of the photo, across the Fraser River; is ther…
  • @Old_Joe and hank. I looked at runway configurations, too; and thought I could find taxiway H defined on a graphic......but, no luck. A bit like working on a jig-saw puzzle. This is the type of thing that keep we "older" folks in top mental condit…
  • Hi @carew388 Where I stayed in Tafraoute for two weeks (scroll down the page to the 3rd photo). The top center house nearest the rock ledge, 4 stories high. There's a single window in the right side tower. The house was the residence of an uncle of…
  • I'm quite sure the Airbus is the closer plane from the photographers position. A difference of 5 milliseconds, plus or minus would have shown the nose gear of the Airbus partially blocking the upper tail piece of the Dreamliner. A few more seconds w…
  • Thank you, bee. I'm waiting for the Replicator, a la Star Trek.
  • This pic at Flickr is just a "for the hell of it". Tahiti Air Nui Dreamliner landing at Vancouver. With the cursor on the pic, you'll have 2 zoom levels and you may move top/bottom and left/right. One helluva view of the plane. Other info below the …
  • Hi Hank, I've used FlightAware over the years to track flights (scroll down the page for other interesting stuff). A decent site to save for future use; as you may check past flights for a given route to discover average travel times, delays and o…
  • Papeete airport top photo. I don't think your photo from WSJ having a backdrop of the small mountains would be found in Papeete from any angle. And a zoom of the pic seems to show pine trees on the slope. I'll have to remain in favor of your pic b…
  • I can not find a date code in the meta data related to the pic., but found otherwise the first date of service was April of 2000. Currently, this particular aircraft is "everywhere". The small mountain formation in the background offers no clues f…
  • Another view, about where from or how, inflation arises. 'Course, we all may find inflation in various products or services we tend to use. Some of these areas are more meaningful than others to a budget. A best bang for the buck is truly amazing wi…
  • All the daily humdrum is simply noise. Rather then helping to make a wise investment decision it simply adds to the confusion by providing a plethora of information, some wrong, some right, that makes the investment decision more likely wrong. The s…
    in Noise Comment by catch22 June 20
  • Forgot to add this multi sector ETF performance graphic; which provides various performance periods for popular ETF's. A decent site to keep for future reference, which updates through the trading day. LINK
  • Hi @carew388 et al June 18 close data. Here is the 11 sectors performance of the SP500, SPY or closely related indexes. The numbers are close enough for government work and my weekly work. One can view the sectors that dinged this area this we…
  • @howaya et al Seeking Alpha site access. I use a Windows laptop with Chrome and a VPN. When using Google/Chrome, try this: --- control key and "h" key, simultaneous (this opens the history screen --- at the left edge of this page, select "cl…
  • https://www.2ndvotefunds.com/ EGIS etf Basket Holdings: 40 Symbol Company Weight GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc 4.25 TXN Texas Instruments Inc 4.18 NOW ServiceNow Inc 4.02 CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc 4.00 LRCX Lam Research Corp 3.81 HON Honeywel…
  • Hi Junkster, Thank you for the pleasing post. Take care of you and yours, Catch
  • Kinda like HollyWood Squares. I'll go with top/center for the win. Does she currently do any business broadcasting? I've not watched that network for years.
  • Thank you @bee for your time and effort.