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Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-10-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 29,933
Posted By wildcat
Up 24% since the January '17 spin. Did I make...

Up 24% since the January '17 spin. Did I make anyone $? :-\
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 01-24-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 29,933
Posted By wildcat
Following Biogen's planned spin off BioVeratiiv...

Following Biogen's planned spin off BioVeratiiv (BIVV)
Love spin offs
Had a nice return with Baxalta
Forum: Other topics 02-06-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,467
Posted By wildcat
more scammers have started to pile on....some...

more scammers have started to pile on....some emails are going around with links/etc for id protection. these are fake so be careful. you will be offered id protection and "officially" notified by...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-04-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,314
Posted By wildcat
Plan to keep the layout. These cabinets are...

Plan to keep the layout.

These cabinets are old. Probably original cabinets from the late 70s. The upper cabinets seem to be in decent shape. Lower cabinets seem to have a lot more wear. The...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-03-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,314
Posted By wildcat
Hi Jo Ann. Thanks for sharing your experiences &...

Hi Jo Ann. Thanks for sharing your experiences & advice. I actually recently stumbled across a fixer upper---FSBO found by going to an open house and there it stood across the street. Put an offer...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-30-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By wildcat
Yes, what gauss wrote. However, I would...

Yes, what gauss wrote.

However, I would caution on what's being said at this point + calling the insurance companies won't lead to much. You should know in a few months via a letter. ...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-30-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,886
Posted By wildcat
I do wonder if the lower the than expected rate...

I do wonder if the lower the than expected rate has more to do with CA being an active buyer in their state exchange rather than Obamacare itself. I think the plan rates vs one's expectations will...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-23-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,894
Posted By wildcat
They are going to keep grandfathered plans in...

They are going to keep grandfathered plans in 2014.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-14-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,088
Posted By wildcat
I was mostly selling off or trimming individual...

I was mostly selling off or trimming individual positions up until this past week+. I finally initiated a new position -first one since Feb '11 - but this company's stock is already in bear market...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-09-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,748
Posted By wildcat
Sounds like a short-term plan and that's fine. ...

Sounds like a short-term plan and that's fine. I'm not being harsh but do you really think about how you would feel doing this after say 5 years even? I'd come up with a long-term plan & start...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 03-04-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,894
Posted By wildcat
I don't know if you will find a REIT investment...

I don't know if you will find a REIT investment that fits your criteria. A lot of REITs seem to be large scale operations where you won't find mgt buying a duplex/4-plex here and there (hence why...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-17-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,935
Posted By wildcat
Well, I agree. I wasn't trying to sell everyone...

Well, I agree. I wasn't trying to sell everyone here on the BRK idea going fwd. The one poster was trying to tell us he (?) would have rather been in Wellesley over BRK any period of time referring...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-16-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,935
Posted By wildcat
First, I don't really think its an apples-apples...

First, I don't really think its an apples-apples comparison using a stock vs a stock/bond mutual fund but if you're fine with it so be it.

BRK had some fantastic returns in the 70s/80s so...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-15-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,935
Posted By wildcat
A comparison using the last 10 yr period eh? ...

A comparison using the last 10 yr period eh? Well, that settles it! Buffet is a lousy allocator of capital.
Forum: Other topics 02-03-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,473
Posted By wildcat
Pats are playing good ball and will be my pick. ...

Pats are playing good ball and will be my pick.

On a side note, the Super Bowl hasn't generated enough interest outside of the NE so everyone else will get the 'Dancing W/ The Stars' marathon.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-25-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,337
Posted By wildcat
Big banks.... I love 'em (for the bank...

Big banks....

I love 'em (for the bank bonuses) and leave 'em (after the minimum account open period passes)
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-22-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,013
Posted By wildcat
Right now it is: 65% indiv stocks/stock...

Right now it is:

65% indiv stocks/stock funds
10% st bonds
25% cash
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-19-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By wildcat
VG just announced they are going to delay the...

VG just announced they are going to delay the release of the 2 new int'l bond funds. That is supposedly the 2nd false start.
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-18-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By wildcat
I think I recall seeing some Boglehead people...

I think I recall seeing some Boglehead people claiming the intl' bond funds would be hedged so it would eliminate the currency diversification if that is the case - for better or worse.

To answer...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-18-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 44,420
Posted By wildcat
For me, just watch the movie 'Office Space' :) ...

For me, just watch the movie 'Office Space' :)

It's funny b/c I used to think I could just escape whatever things annoy me about working at 'x' by job hopping and moving on. Now it just seems to...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 01-08-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By wildcat
Sinegal has been the Sam Walton of his time. ...

Sinegal has been the Sam Walton of his time.

Devoid of upper mgt luxuries, nondescript HQ, low CEO salary, took good care of employees, understood how to create a good retail experience for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,204
Posted By wildcat
The Total Int'l Index has been reconfigured over...

The Total Int'l Index has been reconfigured over the past few years. It used to exclude Canada and I recall it being strictly split between developed mkts index and emerging w/o regard to how much...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-21-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,745
Posted By wildcat
I walk A LOT (thanks to my hyper border collie)...

I walk A LOT (thanks to my hyper border collie) and I've had PA flare up on and off over the years (especially when I had a job where I was on my feet most of the day). I've also just had mild heel...
Forum: Other topics 12-13-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 21,801
Posted By wildcat
They were ready and played a great game.

They were ready and played a great game.
Forum: Other topics 12-12-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 21,801
Posted By wildcat
Those modified Hondas a) the noise from the...

Those modified Hondas a) the noise from the muffler is really annoying unless you have a 5-7 yr boy's mentality b) it's still a 4 cylinder & c) the cost to install can exceed the value of the car
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