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Take me back to where I was.
  • Date: 1/13/06 9:18 AM
  • Number: 113645
  • Recommendations: 201
last Feb (i think) there was an npr series on the "china-wmt" effect. it is estimated that wmt adds about $550 to the purchasing power of every man, woman, and child in America. that dwarfs the bush tax cut. if you're social-liberal
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  • Date: 11/7/04 8:28 PM
  • Number: 34252
  • Recommendations: 165
Anonymity gives certain license and I have a hankering to tell a story. Years ago, one very cold raining winter night, I was walking toward the emergency room when an old pickup truck raced up and stopped. Out of the doors came a father and son.
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  • Date: 1/20/05 3:49 PM
  • Number: 35753
  • Recommendations: 137
There is no such thing as bad cholesterol. There is no such thing as good cholesterol. Cholesterol is a brick. This brick is used for synthesis of hormones, building cell walls, building nerve tissue, and is generally one of the vital building
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  • Date: 4/7/04 7:54 PM
  • Number: 29966
  • Recommendations: 129
Jacketfan, welcome...

I really hadn't intended to tell this to anyone but your comment deserves a short note....

I own Merck as part of a small ($$), diversified port. And I long for the day when the dividends are big enough to nip
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  • Date: 1/20/05 9:16 PM
  • Number: 35764
  • Recommendations: 118
There's a nice town in Massachusetts, Framingham. In 1948 some of those brainy doctors from Boston picked Framingham for an interesting little study. They poked and probed and measured everybody they could get their hands on... and then went back
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  • Date: 11/25/04 8:44 PM
  • Number: 34511
  • Recommendations: 110
I've been catching up on reading these posts after a few days. I'm reminded that there's a learning curve in all worthy endevors... including investing. My father loved to hunt. My sons love to hunt. I don't own a gun, I'm not sure how that
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  • Date: 9/16/04 2:55 PM
  • Number: 33269
  • Recommendations: 98
I'd like to indroduce you to one of the dumbest investors I ever heard of. This fellow started investing about 13-14 years before the crash. As most did, he had some good initial success with some of the high flyers but then the reckoning came and
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  • Date: 7/18/05 1:04 AM
  • Number: 106496
  • Recommendations: 95
In 1980 the environmental doomsday industry had reached the height of its influence and everyone knew the earth was headed to hell in a hand basket. We could see the signs right before our very eyes. We had just lived through a decade of gasoline
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  • Date: 3/25/07 11:55 AM
  • Number: 128781
  • Recommendations: 92
MadCap, you're an amazing guy. Howard L. Clark, the CEO of American Express at the time of the crisis, wasn't sure they'd be able to survive. Exactly how much more do you need to know? In real time, the CEO of the company was worried about
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  • Date: 10/7/07 10:50 AM
  • Number: 6331
  • Recommendations: 88
here's what I used to do when I wanted to find a "bottom" in an industry group. I used to trundle over to our local public library and ask the sweet librarians to help me find articles. I would look at a stock chart of two or three co's
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  • Date: 3/6/07 3:30 PM
  • Number: 4320
  • Recommendations: 87
As a physician, I find there are days when I really do feel like I fell down the white rabbit's hole into a strange hall at the FDA. Our friends at the FDA recently updated their 1996 draft guidance on "Developing Products for Weight
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  • Date: 4/2/05 9:03 AM
  • Number: 37699
  • Recommendations: 73
hello from New York!!

I'm truely astounded at the "award" I've been given, really honored... esp when I see the contributions made by some of the other nominees. Every post I've made has been completely selfish. Items like the
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  • Date: 9/12/04 9:37 PM
  • Number: 33158
  • Recommendations: 73
  • Date: 1/21/05 11:58 AM
  • Number: 35779
  • Recommendations: 72
Well, we've met the three stooges LDL delivery truck. LDL levels are a critical risk factor for CV disease and the lower it goes (the more we get those idiots off the road) the lower CV risk goes. Little children have LDL levels in the 20-30 range.
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  • Date: 11/14/04 12:06 PM
  • Number: 34363
  • Recommendations: 72
every word that follows is true, written for me and rememberence. I have no new stock thoughts and so I thought I'd write this down

I got a new Echocardiography textbook this week. One of the authors was a fellow resident many years ago ,
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  • Date: 11/15/05 5:02 PM
  • Number: 10110
  • Recommendations: 71
here's something I've waited for a year to get off my back... it's that darn Feste thing (which I still don't exactly know what it is). If you guys don't get together and get Mklein elected then I say you should have to all turn in your BMW
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  • Date: 8/8/06 6:16 PM
  • Number: 3042
  • Recommendations: 70
when I started this board I really thought I could use it as a sort of backwater diary that no one would visit. It's really be fun to see more than a few folks put their two cents in here. Today, I'll use it for an original intention.

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  • Date: 7/12/07 5:15 PM
  • Number: 15702
  • Recommendations: 69
I've been reading the POD threads here and with the mention of metallic and liquid sodium I was flooded with a long lost memory. I have a very long late confession to make... this won't make anyone any money but it's time to tell this
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  • Date: 3/11/05 1:51 AM
  • Number: 37024
  • Recommendations: 68
story time... no equity thoughts here

some time ago... it was over 15 years and then under a day then around two weeks

I used to ride a motorcycle. I bought this big fancy rice burner (what the harley boys used to call hondas... rice
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  • Date: 3/1/05 1:26 AM
  • Number: 99988
  • Recommendations: 68
some of this post is old, some is stolen, the story is mine... it was the thread on buy and hold investing that got me thinking

one afternoon long ago I started playing poker at the Mirage casino in Vegas. I was very used to playing $10/$20
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  • Date: 7/5/05 6:15 PM
  • Number: 106177
  • Recommendations: 64
before WINNING THE LOOSER'S GAME was a book, it was an article published by Dr Ellis back in 1975 and based on a book I read long before Dr Ellis' article was published. It's a great article and you can find it here.

http://www.cfapubs.org/faj/issues/v51n1/pdf/f0510095a.pdf
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  • Date: 9/29/03 2:38 PM
  • Number: 24329
  • Recommendations: 64
my father-in-law was a small time dairy farmer for all his life, he recently finally retired from getting up at 3AM for his entire adult life. While he graduated from college, from the day he was born he (or his father before him) made a living
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  • Date: 7/11/04 9:48 PM
  • Number: 31736
  • Recommendations: 63
It's been an eventful week at Miller Inc. We just completed our annual shareholder meeting and this one was a bit more rancorous than most.

As you might recall, Miller Inc came to life many years ago as a moneyeating sub of Miller's Dad Inc.
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  • Date: 8/11/05 8:31 AM
  • Number: 39703
  • Recommendations: 61
all in a name... I saw Dale in my office today

I have to tell you about Dale, my patient. I first met Dale about 15 years ago. He was riding an old bicycle like the one I used to ride when I was little... like an old Schwinn. It had tassels
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  • Date: 12/20/06 10:51 AM
  • Number: 1508
  • Recommendations: 60
I would first like to thank all the participants of the board who've added so much to my knowledge. If it is the Fool's policy and it is unerringly applied, so be it. I can't but help think of the story of Abraham and Lott... and the wicked cities
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  • Date: 1/31/05 12:31 AM
  • Number: 36045
  • Recommendations: 60
We've talked about so much. Some of this post is a hair detailed. Sorry! BUT, this is an investing board. I've tried to give some information about cholesterol. I've tried to explain how and why research is leading to another round of
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  • Date: 12/22/04 2:40 PM
  • Number: 35152
  • Recommendations: 58
December 1...To All Employees

I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will be held
on December 23rd at Luigi's Open Pit Barbecue. There will be lots of
spiked eggnog and a small band will play traditional carols...feel
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  • Date: 3/24/07 10:18 AM
  • Number: 128747
  • Recommendations: 57
MadCap, you need to go back and dig alittle on AMEX and GEICO. I haven't really dug around on WPO but I'm beginning to think it might have been a much riskier play that WEB would have the world believe.

The risk assoc with the AMEX bet made
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  • Date: 6/25/04 2:35 PM
  • Number: 31409
  • Recommendations: 57
My 16 year old son recently got his driver's licence. He made straight A's for the year of school. We had a deal, straight A's and he would get a nice used truck for his first vehicle. Two weeks after receiving his reward, he had a single car
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  • Date: 2/23/07 1:53 PM
  • Number: 4214
  • Recommendations: 56
Kahuna, CFA... does it occur to you that you are the only one who makes these silly posts. Does it occur to you that every single other person who visits this board can figure things out by the ticker symbols? You're it, the single outlier in a
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  • Date: 6/30/05 11:57 AM
  • Number: 18814
  • Recommendations: 55
it was an interesting day in my hometown. I love the sense of belonging, my place on earth. Out at the cemetery are 6 generations of Miller's whom I visit with some regularity. Children do the same things I did as a child. Many around me are far
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  • Date: 6/24/07 4:35 PM
  • Number: 131441
  • Recommendations: 53
As I was walking down the street one day
A man came up to me and asked me
what the time was that was on my watch,
yeah And I said
Does anybody really know what time it is

http://tinyurl.com/37htnr
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  • Date: 7/25/05 5:35 PM
  • Number: 39318
  • Recommendations: 52
This comes from several notes I made in other places. J Siegel's new book THE FUTURE FOR INVESTORS contains some wonderful information on long term investing and its merits. He talks about very long term holdings and the importance of
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  • Date: 4/3/07 8:23 PM
  • Number: 1612
  • Recommendations: 51
1- I should have put viuldb in the penalty box (on ignore) a long time ago. I do remain thin skinned because of some of his prior rude statements, this was just the top straw... but it sorta makes me look stupid when I overreact to today's liitle
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  • Date: 7/1/06 8:16 PM
  • Number: 2680
  • Recommendations: 51
Can't believe it... two years. I guess one of the things that bothers me most about all of this is that, for some reason, that time seems to underscore the fleeting length of our investment lives. Well, it's been about four years total time at TMF
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  • Date: 10/24/04 12:59 PM
  • Number: 95524
  • Recommendations: 50
Mad...
Your initial post was a rant against supposed flawed logic of TMF with a gratuitous side swipe at some fellow who doesn't seem to share your views on life, stocks, Berk, or something. I've watched your incessant attacks on this fellow
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  • Date: 5/8/04 10:43 AM
  • Number: 30546
  • Recommendations: 48
Why is it that the great “game hunters” of the stock market are not shooting right now? W Buffett is mainly sitting around the camp fire, loading his gun…. What is he waiting for? Clearly, he thinks we're headed for a fall. When? Who knows and
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  • Date: 7/27/07 10:15 AM
  • Number: 5555
  • Recommendations: 47
you know it's a bad day when...
Caterpillar, the biggest maker of earth moving equipment, turned up late in the day on an upgrade from G-Sachs to $77. Traders speculated that the raining down of fire and brimstone to punish sinners would likely
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  • Date: 10/15/07 8:45 PM
  • Number: 2126
  • Recommendations: 45
definity has been given in the 2 million doses range... of those 2 mill doses, there were four deaths. All four deaths were in the hours after definity was given to 4 critically ill patients. In fact, all four patients were on ventilators in ICU
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  • Date: 6/8/04 4:30 AM
  • Number: 30961
  • Recommendations: 44
this would be a good post to skip, it was born of insomnia and a series of posts on Encore from the kittykat

once upon a time, long ago, I was a resident at "The World Famous Mayo Clinic" or the WFMC as we residents/fellows called
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  • Date: 1/14/06 3:55 PM
  • Number: 113729
  • Recommendations: 43

No way to check up on WalMart's or TMFMillerTime's one fact, that WalMart bought.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4497020

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  • Date: 2/28/05 12:00 PM
  • Number: 36572
  • Recommendations: 43
just for the record, you give me a headache
  • Date: 12/12/04 11:26 PM
  • Number: 3661
  • Recommendations: 43
I've got a book, it's the only first edition book I own. It not about something useful, like medicine... say Osler's first medical text. It's by a mathmatician by the name of Edward O Thorp. The book is called BEAT THE DEALER. It's about
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  • Date: 12/26/05 3:46 PM
  • Number: 2982
  • Recommendations: 41
I'd like to second TomG's suggestion. I'm deeply familar with ACUS and PTIE. Both companies have a fair amount of potential but their value cannot be calculated on a future cash flow basis as it just involves wild guesses and
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  • Date: 7/1/05 10:58 AM
  • Number: 39031
  • Recommendations: 41
this is from the biotech board. I wasn't going to post it here but decided it's Friday and time for a break from hard learning...

it was an interesting day in my hometown. I love the sense of belonging, my place on earth. Out at the cemetery
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  • Date: 5/12/05 11:52 PM
  • Number: 38324
  • Recommendations: 41
I have a patient, he worked at a greeter at the door of out local WalMart after retiring from a local unionized factory. Late last year he came to see me complaining of fatigue and chest pain. He was anemic and turned out to have multiple myeloma.
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  • Date: 4/9/05 12:03 PM
  • Number: 37820
  • Recommendations: 40
Remember the BDSA investor? http://tinyurl.com/4jlg3
who exactly is he?

well, I was looking at ShopKo (SKO). It was one of the original choices for the "falling knives portfolio".
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  • Date: 1/31/05 3:00 PM
  • Number: 36053
  • Recommendations: 40
I should have included this in my cholesterol post.

there is some thing very very important to know about PFE. Two weeks ago, my hospital system quit stocking celebrex and bextra in the hospital pharmacies. Today I note that Kaiser quit
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  • Date: 3/21/05 8:38 PM
  • Number: 37316
  • Recommendations: 39
I read, with interest, an article from Yahoo today... it came from

Investor's Business Daily.
http://biz.yahoo.com/ibd/050318/corner_1.html

Most interesting discussion
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  • Date: 11/9/07 11:56 PM
  • Number: 2221
  • Recommendations: 38
1- back from ACC and I have been exceedingly busy...

2- I pretty much said all there was to say in the other posts..

3- earlier on I said I was going to use the Oct echo mtg to make a personal final decision, I've made it...
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  • Date: 6/3/07 12:13 PM
  • Number: 5157
  • Recommendations: 38
Wanna see a scary graph?
http://tinyurl.com/3xh6bt
This is important data since credible claims have been made that a lot of new home purchase volume over the period in question was running on the fumes
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  • Date: 3/22/07 10:26 AM
  • Number: 925
  • Recommendations: 38
MRK was the most obvious easy bet I've seen in my lifetime. All that was required was to be familiar with Wyeth and the phen/fen litigation and how that evolved to Bayer/baycol... and then to MRK/vioxx. The evolution was in the change from a
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  • Date: 5/1/07 5:26 PM
  • Number: 1699
  • Recommendations: 37
given that most of the relevent data from the company was contained in the press release and the slides on ACUS website, the real meat in the CC was contaied in the Q&A...

the first questioner was Andrew Forman of Ham fame...
how is the
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  • Date: 2/16/06 10:15 AM
  • Number: 1795
  • Recommendations: 37
I've always said that, when raising teenagers, you'll be fine if you just never allow three combustible elements to come together. They are... time, money, and transportation. With any two of the three your teenagers will prob be fine.. it is only
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  • Date: 3/1/05 10:23 PM
  • Number: 100034
  • Recommendations: 37
thanks Barcoo, kind words. It's not about recommending MRK on the BRK board. It is about the idea that the market only rarely offers up bargains that hit into one's level of expertise. I bought MMC... but sold after some run up... not because
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  • Date: 1/3/05 7:31 PM
  • Number: 3445
  • Recommendations: 37
? MRK

The basic Dogs formula is to buy an equal amount of the top ten yielding stocks in the Dow each year. The approach was first advocated by Michael O'Higgins in his book Beating the Dow.

O'Higgins also suggested two
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  • Date: 7/11/04 10:14 AM
  • Number: 31718
  • Recommendations: 37
I had a lovely dinner with my daughter last night. Recently my daughter, her husband, and two other couples took a cruise to Alaska. For one of the couples, the lady packed nothing but light summer clothes... When asked to explain the
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  • Date: 3/25/07 2:08 PM
  • Number: 128787
  • Recommendations: 36
unfortunately you don't challenge your preconceived notions of *me*.

MadCap, I have no preconceived notions of you. That question reminds me of something I recently heard...
-when I was 20< I worried about what others thought
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  • Date: 6/13/06 12:19 AM
  • Number: 1026
  • Recommendations: 36
I'm going to repeat this... this is really my own personal notes on an investment. I don't pretend to be an expert and I'm sure there are more than a couple folks who wish I'd never posted anything to start with. Be that as it may... I'm simply
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  • Date: 3/8/06 6:13 PM
  • Number: 597
  • Recommendations: 36
glad to be back in the saddle again :) I see nothing much changed. When I left, ACUS was at about 6 and when I came back... still right there. Nice to own a boring stock that doesn't react much to silly investor setiment, the winds that blow to
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  • Date: 8/23/04 6:31 PM
  • Number: 32730
  • Recommendations: 36
some good soul on another board was asking the forever asked question... when do you sell a stock? I decided to write down an answer because, as always, I need to remind myself of my principles. Further, I saw this article on MSN about how
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  • Date: 4/24/07 4:35 PM
  • Number: 129539
  • Recommendations: 35
David Halberstam got his start working at the Daily Times Leader in little ol West Point Mississippi... a town with which I have some great familarity. During his tenure in my little town he worked for a lady named Ms Beulah Harris... who owned the
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  • Date: 7/13/05 11:58 AM
  • Number: 16213
  • Recommendations: 35
you want signs of a bubble? I've got a sign of a bubble for you.

for 10-11 years I owned a beach house in Gulf Shores Al... it was just a beach house, nothing fancy at all

2 1/2 years ago I decided to sell, it was a pain is the
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  • Date: 7/5/07 3:57 PM
  • Number: 1894
  • Recommendations: 34
I'll be going to this meeting, I found the titles most interesting. I also found the participant list interesting.

http://cme.med.harvard.edu/index.asp?SECTION=CLASSES&ID=00271222
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  • Date: 1/16/06 12:46 AM
  • Number: 113812
  • Recommendations: 34
Philip, you epitomize the attitude that I find painful. States certainly have some rights to regulate business. The issue, to me, ought to be this... "does WMT, on balance, help or hurt the poor of our state?" My politics aside, does
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  • Date: 5/29/05 8:56 PM
  • Number: 15459
  • Recommendations: 34
I'm not exactly sure you guys completely "get in" with WMT. Come to small town USA where I live. WMT is my only resource for many many things that I'd have to travel 35-50 miles for otherwise. Today I needed grass seed, a hose repair,
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  • Date: 11/20/04 12:16 PM
  • Number: 34450
  • Recommendations: 34
.........big red star
my investment knowledge has sure come far

from simple reliance on P/E alone
to wading through Damodaran's valuation tome

the time I've spent here has sure been fun
I've learned alot but am not close to
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  • Date: 11/28/03 10:09 AM
  • Number: 26006
  • Recommendations: 34
At the risk of redundance I post this here. I don't have very many good thoghts, so I have to make the most of the ones I have. This is a copy of a post I placed on the MRK board. I think it contains some useful information for the young investor
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  • Date: 10/16/07 12:14 PM
  • Number: 2130
  • Recommendations: 33
one other "small" correction. Optison is rising from the grave. It's the albumin based particle and has a diameter in the 2-4 micron range. GE is now taking orders and it'll ship in the next week or two. I talked with some of the GE
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  • Date: 4/2/07 2:40 PM
  • Number: 1592
  • Recommendations: 33
Hi Marc... I'm just back in town from meetings at ACC and then straight down to Miami for a few more.

the big mistake I made on that "back of napkin" valuation was in the share dilution, it's been a real surprise to me. The various
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  • Date: 3/1/05 1:44 AM
  • Number: 36591
  • Recommendations: 33
some of this post is old, some is stolen, the story is mine... it was a thread on buy and hold investing that got me thinking

one afternoon long ago I started playing poker at the Mirage casino in Vegas. I was very used to playing $10/$20
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  • Date: 1/25/05 7:47 AM
  • Number: 35876
  • Recommendations: 33
before I finish gathering my notes on cholesterol... a bedtime story

Once upon a time there lived a vain emperor whose only worry in life was to own companies with no dividends but great and wonderful reported earnings. He loved to show the
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  • Date: 11/30/04 9:15 AM
  • Number: 34566
  • Recommendations: 33
whenever I see this discussion I smile. I think it completely misses the real issue of having enough savings to create security. It's been shown over and over that there is very little difference in the ending wealth of people who choose CD's,
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  • Date: 7/5/04 6:19 PM
  • Number: 31584
  • Recommendations: 33
Pos said something that got me to thinking...
I've got a lot of scars from trying to catch them falling knives! I don't predict the end anymore, I wait for confirmation. Judging by your posts, I suspect you do too! post 31582

I
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  • Date: 11/11/03 6:51 PM
  • Number: 25575
  • Recommendations: 33
here's a quick note. My patient died today, he was 96 years old and was bailing hay last month (literally bailing hay on his little farm). He developed a heart problem and worsened over several days and is now gone. His father was about 50 yrs
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  • Date: 6/23/07 10:17 AM
  • Number: 1855
  • Recommendations: 32
the links below are only included for completeness, no need to pursue them lest you have prurient interest :)

1- my first thought is that I sure hate to see someone jump ship. I'd hate it more if it were one of the clinical
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  • Date: 4/14/06 4:38 PM
  • Number: 670
  • Recommendations: 32
two times I've really failed to make the point I really wanted to make. The last time I wrote that little ditty down there were a lot of congrats and "that's a great one" compliments. Mixed in were a few desultory critical notes. Those
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  • Date: 4/12/06 2:45 PM
  • Number: 659
  • Recommendations: 32
this is a rehash of a prior post... it seems appropriate

I've been catching up on reading these posts after a few days. I'm reminded that there's a learning curve in all worthy endevors... including investing. My father loved to hunt. My sons
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  • Date: 1/27/05 8:35 PM
  • Number: 35960
  • Recommendations: 32
Imagine you just discovered that you have a risk factor for heart disease, say a High LDL cholesterol (remember the three stooges). A drug that will reduce this risk factor is available, and it has a very low incidence of side effects. Consider the
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  • Date: 3/24/07 12:48 PM
  • Number: 128753
  • Recommendations: 31
preface... this post contains no insulting statements or slurs even though several items are supposed and inferences are made on the basis of your (MadCap) prior statements... no need for handguns fella, simply correct me where I'm
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  • Date: 12/10/06 9:22 PM
  • Number: 3711
  • Recommendations: 31
this was just important for me to get my thoughts down on things I didn't fully comprehend... don't feel the need to read

It took Harry Markowitz and Modern portfolio theory to provide the framework. Then it took Dr James Tobin to expanded on
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  • Date: 11/24/06 10:30 AM
  • Number: 3636
  • Recommendations: 31
Once there was a young lady who went to her mother for advice on turkey baking. Mother explained all quite well but then just prior to shoving the bird in the oven... mom cut off the drumsticks, put them in a separate pan, and in the turkey went.
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  • Date: 8/11/05 8:43 AM
  • Number: 39704
  • Recommendations: 31
Dale Dale Dale...

About the Chinese language thing.... back in the 60's, Dale had gotten on as some sort of passenger or worker on a cargo boat and made his way to Hong Kong. By the time the boat got to Hong Kong everyone had apparently
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  • Date: 1/28/05 6:53 AM
  • Number: 35967
  • Recommendations: 31
all of these posts come from notes I've written to myself over the last several months. They come from my own thoughts, articles, analyst comments, and the like. I would be monumentually embarrassed if anyone thought I considered myself any sort
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  • Date: 12/24/04 1:36 PM
  • Number: 12856
  • Recommendations: 31
You know, I see alot of fool/Gardner bashing on some of the boards here and there. As a reader of the fool off and on for years, I've got to say these guys really deserve a "job well done". The boards about getting out of debt,
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  • Date: 10/11/04 9:20 AM
  • Number: 33786
  • Recommendations: 31
well, as a consistant practioner of 1-5 I hope the article is wrong.

#1 Avoiding stocks with high P/E ratios... On the whole, stocks with a high PE ratio make poor investments, period. It is interesting to note that the mentioned mistakes
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  • Date: 4/4/04 2:53 PM
  • Number: 29903
  • Recommendations: 31
It was late last Tuesday night when I heard footsteps coming up the hall... I'd been catching up on paperwork and should have been gone hours ago, my bad luck. My office door swung open and there she stood, a willowy silhouette in the moonlit
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  • Date: 4/4/07 5:26 PM
  • Number: 5954
  • Recommendations: 30
(I wrote this down a week ago but when I went to post it, Ro's wonderful post on being an advocate was out there and I didn't was to clutter the board behind her)

It was one of the worst corporate scandals of its time. An American businessman
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  • Date: 11/24/06 3:22 PM
  • Number: 3638
  • Recommendations: 30
are you (the one remaining reader) bored yet? The greatest way to learn something is to write about... this is a selfish exercise

there's not anything original I can say about Ben Graham. But... I love this guy. Anyone who was in anyway
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  • Date: 8/12/05 1:03 PM
  • Number: 16564
  • Recommendations: 30
Can you believe these are the same jerks who fight tooth and nail against quality assessment of teachers....

It's been estimated that the WalMart-China effect has put an extra $550 in purchasing power in the hands of every man, woman, and
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  • Date: 8/10/05 11:09 PM
  • Number: 165
  • Recommendations: 30
Dale Dale Dale...

He had gotten on as some sort of passenger or worker on a cargo boat and made his way to Hong Kong. By the time the boat got to Hong Kong everyone had apparently figured out Dale was nuts and they (and this is according to
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  • Date: 7/25/04 4:17 PM
  • Number: 32094
  • Recommendations: 30
boy, did I enjoy Chuck's POD. I sure do agree with the premise of the post. I've been thinking of taking up a positon in MSFT again... <sigh>, I sold out in '93 when the share price had been stagnant for over a year and "it was
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  • Date: 9/20/03 6:54 PM
  • Number: 24113
  • Recommendations: 30
WHY NUPOGEN COSTS $1500 PER POP AND DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS ARE PRETTY RIDICULOUS TOO (don't read this if you're susceptible to boredom or are trying to stay awake)

I came back home from residency almost 30 years ago (I froze my deep south ass
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  • Date: 7/12/07 7:28 AM
  • Number: 5375
  • Recommendations: 29
1- CFO LEAVES
my first thought is that I sure hate to see someone jump ship. I'd hate it more if it were one of the clinical types.

2- in re-searching for cost-effective strategies for the dx of heart disease, most articles that compared
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  • Date: 4/27/05 5:57 PM
  • Number: 14768
  • Recommendations: 29
few weeks ago I opined, on this board, that we're unlikely to see an asset bubble while everyone is on the lookout for one.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=22337000

In
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  • Date: 9/14/03 2:43 PM
  • Number: 6303
  • Recommendations: 29
Once generics get into the act, doctors have to prescribe the generic name (e.g. Loratadine 10mg ) or justify why not to the bean counters.

I get to pull rank here (MD). This isn't true. Restriction of prescribing privileges opens up
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  • Date: 7/19/07 2:50 PM
  • Number: 5469
  • Recommendations: 28
I want to thank the guys who post here.

I think the recent HMB discussion really illustrates the value of participating on these boards. The "nitpicking" that Tiddman and Itpj have given back to me has sort of
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  • Date: 6/22/07 6:19 PM
  • Number: 5284
  • Recommendations: 28
I have already worked with an engineer to make the transition from an Engineer to the Investment industry. I like engineers, I used to be a Geek; I like trains a lot too. It takes an Engineer to drive a train.


Kahuna, thanks for
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  • Date: 4/4/07 9:35 AM
  • Number: 4585
  • Recommendations: 28
the news flow has been very good for MRK lately. However, the real final leap in the rebound is coming up with Arcoxia. Arcoxia is a cox-2 inhibitor like vioxx and celebrex... PFE has launched a fascinating new ad campaign on celebrex basically
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