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  • @JonGaltill -- your point on when/how Buffett buys is well taken. So much stuff seems to be overvalued, however... WB's deep and solid expertise in Ben Graham's Value approach works well in any season, I suppose.
  • "Fears of a spillover from the Ukraine conflict grew after a Russian general said last month the Kremlin’s military campaign aimed to create a land corridor through southern Ukraine to Transnistria." https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/4/eu-to-sig…
  • +1.
  • whoa....
  • .....And yes, my SS and pension are direct-deposited into my checking account. I pay Visa and Amex after signing into my CU account. Simple transfer. I do it myself now, after their agent sent the money to the wrong card. Forgivable, but now I handl…
  • @Crash. What are your expectations for PRFRX? Jan thru March 2022 the dividends trail the same period in 2021. The share price is slowly declining over the long run. While it’s out performing core bond funds it also has the potential for signific…
  • +1. USPS has been hobbled, particularly by a 60-year pension pre-funding requirement. A new postal Bill was just signed by uncle Joe, I believe. That's supposed to help. In any case, I still like to write checks for most stuff, and use USPS regular…
  • Not much dry powder here, too. I'm using bond fund money to buy stocks within the tax-sheltered account. Kill two stones with one bird: reduce bonds while buying "bargains." PRFRX is holding up rather well, down YTD by just a quarter point. And my…
  • The man is one of his biggest donor. He lacks the technical skills to truly critical changes to the USPS business model while making them profittable. Changing toward electrical postal fleet trucks makes most sense since these are important infrast…
  • Just looked at the portfolio. Dark. Darker than a steer's tuchus on a moonless night. BEST was PRFRX at -0.11%. ...... WORST: PRISX at - 2.98%. Crud, I was just WRONG about buying financials---- or, as they say--- "just way too early." That sou…
  • Definition : : of, relating to, or given to walking b : moving or traveling from place to place Sounds like me, during my school D-A-Z-E. I deliberately moved from school to school, making sure not to flunk out, and lived in a great many different …
  • SMFKY. Smurfit Kappa Grp ADR +2.13% today. It's on one of my watch lists, just because it's an Irish company. I'll let you know about my TRAMX, when the daily price is posted. Lots of financials in TRAMX. But if Europe is up, that fund seems to lik…
    in OUCH ! Comment by Crash April 29
  • indeed.
  • Ms. So's Rondure stay was rather short - she arrived October 2020. Probably found a better gig.
  • A Citywire article states that a spokesperson for the firm indicated she is leaving for personal reasons. Hmmmmmmmmm. THAT could mean a few different things, eh????
  • .....Just in general, re: 2022 damage: it's a crazy, volatile year! Nice to see TODAY, but there's a downside coming, always, and it 's seldom been mild, in '22 so far. I'm watching Natgas... Since uncle Vladimir the pus-licker shut off Poland and B…
  • Ork! She's going where? Or is she old/rich enough to retire?
  • +1.
    in OUCH ! Comment by Crash April 27
  • I just read this thing as an indictment of the American public----- particularly Republican Party stalwarts who refuse to be moderate and reasonable, just because they CAN be immoderate and unreasonable. "No expert's gonna tell ME I have to THINK!" …
  • I’m gonna start that “proprietary” gig too. A good way to hide my brilliance. Hee hee hee hee hee hee. LOL.
    in OUCH ! Comment by Crash April 27
  • If PRWCX gets to -12% YTD, I'd buy more, by using bond money. I have a strict wall between non-taxable and taxable stuff, now.
  • @old_Joe. @hank. Utter truth. Yes, indeed. Agreed!
  • Thanks, @yogibearbull. Checking this out.
  • Tues: More stinky doggy poopies. My best ones today were bonds: TUHYX. PRFRX. PRTXX. And BHB was down by just a penny. Overall, down -1.57%. I'm not buying anything more, yet... I think when new, higher rates are actually IMPLEMENTED, there will be…
    in OUCH ! Comment by Crash April 26
  • uber-wealthy hobbies. feces.
  • Russia suspends natgas to Poland, Bulgaria. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/26/russian-gas-supplies-to-poland-halted-polish-media-reports.html
  • Yes, I am down on Monday by -0.29%. stinky doggy poopies. Oil, commodities down. My regional bank stock (BHB) was down, though the TRP Fin. Svs. PRISX fund was up by a mere penny. My best today was PRWCX, up by +0.23%. (35% of portfolio.) I'm 32 f…
    in OUCH ! Comment by Crash April 25
  • Nevertheless, Ukraine is in dire straits at the moment. Better trained, but not better ARMED than the Russians. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/25/russia-is-failing-in-its-war-aims-in-ukraine-us
  • Or, as Dr Sidney Freeman would say on M*A*S*H, "ladies and gentlemen, take it from me. Pull down your pants, and slide on the ice...." Yup. glad to see the green, rather than the red. But will it do much to help me with my own holdings? I see BHB i…
  • And now, this: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/25/spacex-signs-hawaiian-airlines-for-free-starlink-wi-fi-on-flights.html
  • ork. Bette Davis time.
  • "Have been keeping an eye out for bargains in the financial area. Generally, prices are inflated I think. But the “discount” here is interesting." I may have moved too soon, buying financials. But I'm not going to bail, so very soon after buying. F…
  • Remember Newton Minow …..? It's truer than ever, yes. Damn shame.... What could have been...
    in NETFLIX Comment by Crash April 24
  • I’m from Connecticut, @Crash. Wonder what the Berlin Turnpike looks like these days. I did not travel that road much... My favorite thing in Connecticut was the pond (Freshwater Pond) in Thompsonville which has been stocked with Channel Catfish for …
    in 2022 NCAA Comment by Crash April 22
  • @Crash: I don’t go the Tigers games much, but I’m old enough to have gone to the old stadium and the new. What a contrast. At Comerica Park you can’t talk between innings because of deafening music and lights flashing all around you, patrons drinkin…
    in 2022 NCAA Comment by Crash April 21