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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Joe Louis, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. fish

    fish Impossible, Germany
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    Watching "Family Feud"... a commercial for Weight Watchers with Oprah comes on.

    Wife: "What does the chart for WW look like? Covid might scare people into losing weight."

    [​IMG]

    It's gotta have another run in it, methinks. Oprah signed through 2025.
     
  2. burnttatertot

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    Pretty sure I could slap the term "Cloud Based" on my dog and she could IPO as a 40 billion dollar company.
     
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  3. Ralph

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    Hey, that stock is on sale 10% off I'll buy some. Hey, that stock is on sale 20% off I'll buy some more. Hey, that stock is on sale 30% off I'll buy some more. Hey, that stock is on sale 40% off I'll buy some more. Hey, that stock is on sale 50% off :killme:
     
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  4. Baseballman86

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    FUBO is crushing me, and yet I think I'm going to buy a little more. Might just go down with the ship.
     
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  5. Det. Frank Bullitt

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  6. letan

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    The Milkman how we feeling about vale and the other miners? I’ve been holding vale March calls for a few months and it got ugly for awhile but been a big week and I’m back up 20% now
     
  7. The Milkman

    The Milkman Send lawyers, guns and money, shit has hit the fan

    I’m still holding Vale and SBSW stock as a dividend play. Closed out calls for nice profit on the spike a few months ago.
     
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  8. Chumbolone

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  9. Arliden

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    It should peak here in Q1 (probably just did) and start to go down as the year over year comps get tougher. Overall with energy prices staying high (which translates to food) and owner equivalent rent continuing to be elevated inflation will stay sticky and above the 2% Fed target.
     
  10. Arliden

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    More evidence of China stimulating its economy. I have a minor position and I want to jump in on these heavily beaten down Chinese stocks more but the elephant in the room for me is what in the world their covid policy is going to be going forward. Their vaccines aren't great and I don't think a zero covid policy is feasible with Omicron. I can just a world where they shudder everything in a vain attempt to stop it (which would be horrible for global supply chains and thus a possible inflation upside risk).
     
  11. Lyrtch

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    im baffled by people who take zerohedge seriously, maybe the single biggest reason i realized lots of the finance industry is full of dullards

     
  12. dukebuckeye

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    Just got offered another 8% equity at my company. No brainer to take it...what I'm being offered is about a fourth of the actual value per share. I just hadn't forecasted that kind of expense for this year. I have 90 days to respond.

    It's 100k and I don't want to do all cash. I was thinking 50k cash and 50k in the form of a HEL. Anyone have other recommendations?
     
  13. Oranjello

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    Equity in what type of entity and how is it classified for tax purposes? By "HEL," are you referring to obtaining cash through a HELOC?

    There are a lot of tax factors that can influence how you structure this, so you may want to engage an attorney to help structure and document. There's also lots of room for creativity if you want to get cute. Two structuring options would be to have the company withhold interim/annual cash distributions and using the withheld cash to fund the capital contribution, or you may be able to contribute a promissory note to the company that you pay down over time (you could even secure the note with your current equity or future cash distributions). There are many other ways to do this, but the simplest way is probably to contribute the $50k cash and then procure the remaining $50k from a third party (e.g., lender through a HELOC, put it all on an Amex, etc.) and pay that down over time.

    ~$5 million company

    :notobamanotbad:
     
  14. Sportfan

    Sportfan From Six to Dumptime

    Hank was right all along
     
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  15. dukebuckeye

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    I very much appreciate the insight, sir. Thank you.

    Correct- our latest valuation came in right around $5.6m
     
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  16. beist

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    I had the same problem come up last month as a matter of fact, including the max buy in of $100k and the no-brainer valuation. I offered to pay half on Jan 1 and the remainder over the next 6 months and they said yes. Tried to get them to play ball with cutting my pay by the difference and/or netting it against my next bonus but they shut that down pretty quick.
     
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  17. dukebuckeye

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    Nice problems to have, huh? :)

    Congrats dude.
     
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  18. beist

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    Yeah the main reason I responded was that it felt good to be the one writing something like that for once. Left a mega firm for a start up consultancy so it’s nice to feel like I have some genuine upside for a change.
     
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  19. billdozer

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    S&P up 101% from the March 2020 low. Good job Hammerin' Hank.
     
  20. Paddy Murphy

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    Who was the poster that was a Hank disciple?

    “the model remains unchanged holding cash and money markets. That’s what I’m doing.”
     
  21. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    perma-bears are the most deranged people
     
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  22. billdozer

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    Pacey I think
     
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  23. Stagger Lee

    Stagger Lee Crazy. Sexy. Cool.
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  24. brolift

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    They’re gonna get owned by the Olympics but until then g2g
     
  25. The Milkman

    The Milkman Send lawyers, guns and money, shit has hit the fan

    I remember demanding respect for being a perma bull in a drunken stupor.
     
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  26. brolift

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    Bulls MUST be respected. It’s de-risk szn tho
     
  27. Sportfan

    Sportfan From Six to Dumptime

    Started my year of SCHD buys today, got in at $81.10. I’ll be a dividend king in no time.
     
  28. The Milkman

    The Milkman Send lawyers, guns and money, shit has hit the fan

    yes the mood have shifted. Time for asset protection mode and away from tech
     
  29. burnttatertot

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    I'd like another 10% off some of my favorite tech names please.
     
  30. brolift

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    How about 25-30%?
     
  31. burnttatertot

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    the more the merrier
     
  32. Tommy Jefferson

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    My taxes are as simple as could be and I’ve always used TurboTax. How hard is it to do a back door Roth there?

    We’re planning to meet with a financial planner but I’m anticipating the tax filing will be left up to us.