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  1. Sig replied to the thread Tulip mania: the classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong.

    My point is that gold is as arbitrary and "fiat" as any other form of currency. And as I pointed out earlier, gold from 1913 to today...

    Feb 17, 2018 at 6:37 PM
  2. Sig replied to the thread Tulip mania: the classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong.

    You're just being silly here. First, good luck bringing a gold nugget down to your local store, shaving off a fraction of an ounce, and...

    Feb 17, 2018 at 3:05 PM
  3. Sig replied to the thread Major apartment developer: 'There is an acute crisis headed our way' say it ain't so....

    Except house prices in SF (not Concord or Antioch) didn't go down after the dot com bust, didn't go down in 2008. Not sure with Loma...

    Feb 17, 2018 at 12:35 PM
  4. Sig replied to the thread Major apartment developer: 'There is an acute crisis headed our way' say it ain't so....

    I first moved to San Francisco in the late 90s. I've been waiting since then for the craziness to end. It didn't even end in 2008, just...

    Feb 17, 2018 at 10:09 AM
  5. Sig liked Jzwu2017's post in the thread Major apartment developer: 'There is an acute crisis headed our way' say it ain't so....

    I have been looking at condos in San Francisco. A typical 600 sq-ft 1 bed/1 bath condo costs over $3000/month in rent. If you want to...

    Feb 17, 2018 at 9:58 AM
  6. Sig replied to the thread nadex spreads day trading.

    I'm not sure how the odds are stacked against you at Nadex given you can take either side of any trade and put an order in inside the...

    Feb 17, 2018 at 9:35 AM
  7. Sig replied to the thread Major apartment developer: 'There is an acute crisis headed our way' say it ain't so....

    Amazing how fast a "luxury" apartment becomes "affordable housing" in a real estate crash!

    Feb 16, 2018 at 5:44 PM
  8. Sig replied to the thread FCA slaps GBP 1 mln fine on Interactive Brokers UK.

    I run a company and can honestly say we've never tried to cut corners on regulatory requirements to try to save costs, and I'd consider...

    Feb 16, 2018 at 2:26 PM
  9. Sig replied to the thread nadex spreads day trading.

    Nadex is a CFTC regulated exchange in the U.S. It is externally regulated quite aggressively, same as CME or CBOE. While I agree with...

    Feb 16, 2018 at 2:22 PM
  10. Sig liked JackRab's post in the thread The Rate of Return on Everything.

    I did a quick google for you... The major difference among them is the time you need to wait to collect your principal: Treasury bills...

    Feb 16, 2018 at 2:18 PM
  11. Sig replied to the thread The Rise And Fall Of America.

    This is an intelligent, well thought out post that deserves and intelligent well thought out reply. The issue of those skeptical of...

    Feb 16, 2018 at 1:57 PM
  12. Sig replied to the thread Tulip mania: the classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong.

    And the Bahamas, and Panama, to name two places I've been to lately. For someone who so cavalierly dismisses everyone who disagrees with...

    Feb 16, 2018 at 9:33 AM
  13. Sig replied to the thread Options margin.

    And TH still managed to lose money!

    Feb 15, 2018 at 9:02 PM
  14. Sig liked Lee-'s post in the thread Options margin.

    IB uses "The Algorithm". It is never wrong and you may not question it. If you attempt to question it, you will be told that your...

    Feb 15, 2018 at 9:01 PM
  15. Sig liked prc117f's post in the thread Options margin.

    you cant. The IB Algo could liquidate you at any moment. Even a bug etc.. could make a mistake and you can lose tons of money. I stick...

    Feb 15, 2018 at 9:01 PM