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Ok, I give up. What significance does 1902 have that every one keeps refering to it?

Utahtea (Baffled since 1998)

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Ok, I give up. What significance does 1902 have that every one keeps refering to it?

I don't know.

Karen
Clueless since 1902
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Ok, I give up. What significance does 1902 have that every one keeps refering to it?
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Deannda knows, but I bet you can't get her to tell, she's that way about some of that Coven Stuff.

Raggmopp

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It has something to do with the tag line of a "wise" investment firm.....don't know which one, though. I've seen the explanation behind that saying at least 20 times now...you'd think I'd remember.

AndysGirl
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Simple. State of Washington has 8% sales tax in some locations. If you divide \$19.02 by 1.08, you get \$17.61, which is the original purchase price.

Disney Dan
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Simple. State of Washington has 8% sales tax in some locations. If you divide \$19.02 by 1.08, you get \$17.61, which is the original purchase price

Original purchase price of what??? Washington?

confu-zed racerboy :oP
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Simple. State of Washington has 8% sales tax in some locations. If you divide \$19.02 by 1.08, you get \$17.61, which is the original purchase price.

I'm not that gullible :) Try again.

Utahtea

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Deannda knows, but I bet you can't get her to tell, she's that way about some of that Coven Stuff.

Raggmopp

Well, I don't know, with the proper motivation and words and of course shoeboxes stuffed with c\$b's, I'll tell you anything you want to know.

Deannda
It may not all be true or right though, but I'll tell ya!
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Well, I don't know, with the proper motivation and words and of course shoeboxes stuffed with c\$b's, I'll tell you anything you want to know.

Deannda

Deannda.

Pretty please with sugar on it :) I'll mark you as one of my favorites and I will recommend all your posts. I have this big old boot box that I will send stuffed with c\$b's. Promise!

It may not all be true or right though, but I'll tell ya!

As long is it is better than Disney Dan exlanation:

Simple. State of Washington has 8% sales tax in some locations. If you divide \$19.02 by 1.08, you get \$17.61, which is the original purchase price.

Utahtea

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Ok, I give up. What significance does 1902 have that every one keeps refering to it?

1902 is the year that Charles Dow died!

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Ok, I give up. What significance does 1902 have that every one keeps refering to it?

1902 is the year that Charles Dow died!

I was just over at the HH&R board sucking up to Deannda and I come back to find the answer. Arrrghhh. I was sucking up for no reason. Want to see how nice I can be:

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?id=1350014003090000&sort=postdate

Utahtea

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I was just over at the HH&R board sucking up to Deannda and I come back to find the answer. Arrrghhh. I was sucking up for no reason. Want to see how nice I can be:

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?id=1350014003090000&sort=postdate

Utahtea

Never for no reason! I gave you the true answer! It has nothing to do with Dow! At least I don't think so, but like I said, I'll tell you anything you want to know, just might not always be true, LOL!

Deannda
confusing the public since 1902
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I gave you the true answer!

Did I miss something? I don't remember you telling me anything about 1902.

It was fun sucking up. Did I do a good job?

Utahtea (who liked the Dow explanation for 1902)
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<< Did I miss something? I don't remember you telling me anything about 1902. >>

Bryan in Birmingham
:-p
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<< Did I miss something? I don't remember you telling me anything about 1902. >>

Whoops, it would help if I actually posted the link...

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?id=1350014003090002&sort=postdate

Bryan in Birmingham
Quick at the trigger since 1902.

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Did I miss something? I don't remember you telling me anything about 1902.

Whoops, it would help if I actually posted the link...

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?id=1350014003090002&sort=postdate

Bryan in Birmingham
Quick at the trigger since 1902.

Bryan,

You were close the post with the answer is:

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?id=1350014003090001&sort=postdate

So for all of you who didn't know why posters refer to 1902, Deannda has posted the answer on the HH&R board.

Utahtea
Sucking up since 1999 :0
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<< So for all of you who didn't know why posters refer to 1902, Deannda has posted the answer on the HH&R board. >>

Nah. That's not the real answer. Raggmopp probably has a link somewhere. Someone'll post it eventually.

Bryan in Birmingham
Too lazy to search back through 9000 posts on the HHR board.
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Now now, children, let Papi Brrrg Sort this out. Here's how it all works out:

1) Charles Dow co-founded the DJIA on May 26, 1896. There were 12 stocks in the index.

2) 1902 was the year Charles Dow died.

3) Wanting to be as well-respected as Charles Dow, who just died, all of the "full-service" investment houses start saying they've been the best blah, doing florrkle since 1902. Since Charles was the true blah florrkler before his demise.

4) Charles Dow never had a Mouse™.

icebrrrg
Adding one and one since 1902.

If anyone else is interested, come by HH&R! We take your money. Seriously!

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Did I miss something? I don't remember you telling me anything about 1902.

It was fun sucking up. Did I do a good job?

Utahtea (who liked the Dow explanation for 1902)

You mean you didn't go back and read my answer in HH&R? Oh dear.

You did very well with the sucking-up, but now, you need to follow up. we are taking applications for bOOtie™ camp too.

Deannda
shamelessly promoting HH&R since 1902
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Now now, children, let Papi Brrrg Sort this out. Here's how it all works out:

1) Charles Dow co-founded the DJIA on May 26, 1896. There were 12 stocks in the index.

2) 1902 was the year Charles Dow died.

3) Wanting to be as well-respected as Charles Dow, who just died, all of the "full-service" investment houses start saying they've been the best blah, doing florrkle since 1902. Since Charles was the true blah florrkler before his demise.

4) Charles Dow never had a Mouse™.

icebrrrg
Adding one and one since 1902.

I like your explaination the best. #3 is the same as Deannda's.

Utahtea
Who has had one of your relatives in her freezer since 1992.

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Well, thank goodness for that. I only read the "since 1902" on one poster's .sig in another board, so I got as far as thinking that she was 98 years old.

Washu! ^O^
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Now now, children, let Papi Brrrg Sort this out. Here's how it all works out:

1) Charles Dow co-founded the DJIA on May 26, 1896. There were 12 stocks in the index.

2) 1902 was the year Charles Dow died.

3) Wanting to be as well-respected as Charles Dow, who just died, all of the "full-service" investment houses start saying they've been the best blah, doing florrkle since 1902. Since Charles was the true blah florrkler before his demise.

4) Charles Dow never had a Mouse™.

icebrrrg
Adding one and one since 1902.

If anyone else is interested, come by HH&R! We take your money. Seriously!

Hey, Tony <wave>... You should see what you can do about getting post # 6123 referenced in the FAQ of every board on TMF.

Sonny
- still awaiting a website with pics of Aruba <grin>
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You should see what you can do about getting post # 6123 referenced in the FAQ of every board on TMF.
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Except it ain't the right answer to the 1902 question. Trust me, I know.

Raggmopp

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Except it ain't the right answer to the 1902 question. Trust me, I know.

Raggmopp

Okay, I'll bite. What is the right answer to th 1902 question?

Does it have something to do with post 19102 on the HHR board? (Sorry Raggs, but I'm old now and my memory is not so good anymore.)

Andrea, who used to be a player

Mom told me that you lost three things when you got old: your memory, and she forgot the other two. :D
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Andrea, who used to be a player
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<sigh> yeah me too.

Anyhow, the 1902 phrase originated on the HH&R board allright cause I stole it from an occasional poster and made it one of the HHIA tag lines since we were so "new" to the financial advisory biz. It was meant to convey expertise and experience where none existed. I.E. a firm which advertises that they have been around since 1902 must be doing something right, right? BZZT! Means the same thing as a promise from a politician, bupkiss; but it looks nice on the ol' letterhead. So now you know.

THF Raggmopp
CCVO, Hype & Hysteria Invesment Advisors
We Take Your Money. Seriously. Since 1902

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It was meant to convey expertise and experience where none existed. I.E. a firm which advertises that they have been around since 1902 must be doing something right, right?

Which, according to Papi Brrrg, was the year Chucky Dow experienced his own personal bear market.

Coincidence?

C'mon, you know us better than that...

THC Oily
HHIA, A.M. since 1902
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Coincidence?
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I should like to point out that the frictionless one is once again on to something.

Raggmopp
The truth has been out there, since 1902.

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<< Raggmopp
The truth has been out there, since 1902.
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Yes, and then around December last year we said, "To meow with Y2K -- we're gonna get Y3K compliant!"

And so it was. After the year change, our tag line became, "since 19102."

THF Grits
LHNPB.
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After the year change, our tag line became, "since 19102."
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So?

RM

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<< So?

RM
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My point exactly.

B/B
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My point exactly.
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No. Your point, exactly, is nine. And I wanna see you make it the hard way like you said, Mr. SmartyPants©.

'Mopp

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<< No. Your point, exactly, is nine. And I wanna see you make it the hard way like you said, Mr. SmartyPants©. >>

OK, you lost me. I guess that means you win?

B/B
So?
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OK, you lost me. I guess that means you win?
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Yup! NEXT!

Raggmopp

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You should see what you can do about getting post # 6123 referenced in the FAQ of every board on TMF.

Aw, shucks. *blush*

-m-
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It was meant to convey expertise and experience where none existed

THF Matt
CIO, HHIA
That money thang.
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OK, you lost me. I guess that means you win?
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Yup! NEXT!

Raggmopp

Gee, I would have taken that bet.

*shakeshakeshaketoss*

six and THREE!

"NINE, nine, center field nine. WINNER! Take the don'ts, pay the line."

Lost the hard way, oh well, the prop bets are all sucker bets anyway.

pikapp383