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by barrett
Sun May 17, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2155
Views: 68033

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Has anyone else on here had no income for the last two months due to the COVID-19 shutdowns? I know that pugchief has had to stay away from his dental practice. My wife's business is our family business and it went to zero on 3/11 with no good news in sight for months to come. Without going into too...
by barrett
Fri May 15, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2155
Views: 68033

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

When I look around online I see that smoking in the US causes about 480,000 deaths annually. COVID-19 has killed about 88,000 in two months more or less, for an annualized rate of 528,000 deaths. And it looks like only about 14% of Americans smoke. Is it fair to say that the virus is about as danger...
by barrett
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2155
Views: 68033

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I'm quite pleased that I had the same idea he did: to use the Diamond Princess cruise ship as a basis for calculating COVID penetration & fatality rates, because it was an ideal situation in which you could assume that everyone on the ship was exposed to the virus. I posted some early calculations ...
by barrett
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2155
Views: 68033

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Here is the link to the table Vinny posted: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ I believe that updates frequently throughout the day. I have heard that many are critical of the methodology of this and other sites, but the official numbers do eventually seem to more or less fall in ...
by barrett
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2155
Views: 68033

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Hey guys, check out Ray Dalio's latest virtual interview. It's a pretty meaty conversation. The gist of it? "We're headed into a Great Depression" he says. https://youtu.be/yrxYhv2O3wU Thanks for posting that, Smithers. Dalio talks a little bit about asset diversification on that video from about 2...
by barrett
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2155
Views: 68033

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I don't see how any adults with school aged children at home will be able to stay well. How do you manage that when you have 500-1000 asymptomatic critters running around touching each other all day long? Except that most parents with school aged kids are actually young enough to not be high risk t...
by barrett
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2155
Views: 68033

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I have these questions, from a very much slanting toward what the hell are we doing? —world loses 150k people a day normally. If we are conservative and say this has been going on for 60 days, is that adding 1666 deaths a day to that total? —if adding, that is only a 1% increase. Have we gone overb...
by barrett
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1385
Views: 255977

Re: Stock scream room

I just don't see much economic activity at all right now... most people I know are working from home if at all. Stocks going up like this just doesn't make sense to me. Isn’t it just anticipation of a cure, sooner rather than later? Maybe. Is there a cure imminent? I have had the news turned off to...
by barrett
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1385
Views: 255977

Re: Stock scream room

I just don't see much economic activity at all right now... most people I know are working from home if at all. Stocks going up like this just doesn't make sense to me.
by barrett
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 145523

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

For some crazy reason I turned NPR on this morning to listen to while washing dishes. I figured their somnolent voices and careful reasoning might give me some solid information to start my day. I had to turn it off when the lady host and lady commentator starting analyzing Trump's latest press con...
by barrett
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Strength in the time of Cholera
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Strength in the time of Cholera

Mark Leavy wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:13 am
Pullups - by just throwing a towel over the top of the bathroom door. Awkward, but works fine.
This is definitely a VP play! O0
by barrett
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 335
Views: 29870

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

mathjak, I know you are a big stock guy and am curious what your allocation is after this drop. I thought you said somewhere (maybe earlier on this thread) that you were somewhere around 25%. Is that about right? Thanks.