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by psu_dad
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 24217

Re: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread

Pre-market trading this morning is solidly in the "green", as are the European markets (so far). Hopefully the hemorrhaging is over.
by psu_dad
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Florence
Replies: 38
Views: 1996

Re: Florence

We disagree. And we're not ever going to agree. Without even researching this, I'd bet my house that the area of the Florida panhandle in which Mexico Beach is located has been hit by numerous bad hurricanes over the years. And I still contend that the perception that this is getting worse is mostly...
by psu_dad
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Florence
Replies: 38
Views: 1996

Re: Florence

Well, I'll definitely live to see the next hurricane to clobber Florida. Since records were kept in the mid-1800s, Florida has been hit by 229 tropical storms and/or hurricanes, an average of more than one a year. As states go, there isn't a close second. Most of the other states high on the list ar...
by psu_dad
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 24217

Re: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread

If you believe the MSM, the vast majority of Americans don't care about the stock market because they don't own stock. If that's the narrative when the market is booming, I don't know why it should change when the market is in decline. A stock market decline that impacts the overall economy and resu...
by psu_dad
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 24217

Re: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread

Brutal. Most of the year's gain in the DJIA and S&P500 wiped out in 2 days. But it's pretty much been like that all year. The hilarious part is that there are now 10000 articles about why this is perfectly explainable. Then why didn't you clowns explain it last week?
by psu_dad
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Florence
Replies: 38
Views: 1996

Re: Florence

Mexico Beach is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. You know who lived there in 1940? No one. Then, just after WW2, some developer bought a ton of land right on the beach and starting building homes. You want to live in a home right on the beach of the friggin Gulf shore (of all places), th...
by psu_dad
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball Season
Replies: 1003
Views: 56193

Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Lenny says the driver was "crazy," and drove 100 mph while trying to kidnap him.

Mrs psu_dad: And you believe him?
Me: He seems pretty stable to me.
by psu_dad
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Florence
Replies: 38
Views: 1996

Re: Florence

Seems like an arbitrary metric ... "There are three types of lies: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics" - Samuel Clemens No, I don't think statistics (or metrics) lie. But they both are routinely abused by people who don't understand how to interpret them properly or really don't care about a ...
by psu_dad
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 24217

Re: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread

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Well. That sucked. Amazon dropped over 6% today. I'm a little worried about Jeff Bezos. He's got kids to feed. On the other hand, the bond market has been in the toilet for some time. Perhaps it's going to rebound.
by psu_dad
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Florence
Replies: 38
Views: 1996

Re: Florence

It's extremely unusual for a storm that strong to hit the gulf coast, except for Hurricane Andrew (175 MPH) and Hurricane Irma (180 MPH) and Hurricane Katrina (175) MPH and ... If you want to walk your dog on the beach every morning, that's great. But Mother Nature is going to kick your ass occasion...