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Posts Made By: Brian Sledz

June 5, 2003 08:53 PM Forum: Investment Discussions

S&P500 -- decade-long chart

Posted By Brian Sledz

That is the most beautiful, ie UGLY looking chart. Wow if that head and shoulders works, we all be in trouble.

June 26, 2003 09:57 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Phone Plan Ads with Astro-Equipment Ads?

Posted By Brian Sledz

Connect America is my company. The pricing in our industry has always been on the tenths decimal. In large accounts we round the customer bill out to six digits, would you like that instead? ;-]
Brian Sledz
Connect America, Inc.

July 13, 2003 11:38 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

And the Peak itself...

Posted By Brian Sledz

oh so you are alive and last sited in AZ. hmmm

November 9, 2004 09:28 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Shot the Horse

Posted By Brian Sledz

Boy kinda makes me wonder why one needs 50k worth of scopes and mounts. ;-]

March 10, 2005 12:05 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

A few quick ones from the Great Gray Owl Irruption

Posted By Brian Sledz

Brian Sledz said:

All taken with Canon 1DMKII and 500mm IS handheld, I hate dragging tripods out.

March 12, 2005 04:25 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

A few quick ones from the Great Gray Owl Irruption

Posted By Brian Sledz

Here is the link for the better shots from the whole trip.

March 12, 2005 08:23 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Birds in Southern CA

Posted By Brian Sledz

Gee I bet those are tough to seek out. Wow. ;-] Nice shot though.

June 6, 2005 04:03 AM Forum: Investment Discussions

Long bond yield, comments???

Posted By Brian Sledz

Wellll, me thinks because oil makes up less than 8% of our ecomony now as compared to 24% in the 70s, the hhigher oil prices only really fill the Opec pockets. And I have seen where international interest rates are lower than ours. Couple this with the ability to hedge just about anything and you can make a case for low rates for a while. I doubt Greenspook will start to raise rates to fend off a housing bubble, I think the only policy mistake that man has ever made was to raise rates to cool off the markets during the dot bomb market. He could have easily cooled by raising margin requirements.

August 23, 2008 02:31 AM Forum: Investment Discussions

How Long Before the S&P 500 Comes Back?

Posted By Brian Sledz

A 20% move? Well it could happen by election day, if we get the FRE and FNM mess behind us, and we get one quarter of any signs of housing prices not spiraling out of control, I say 12 months.
The Fed is engaged now, albeit a year late, so the downside should be rather muted.

June 1, 2009 12:40 AM Forum: Investment Discussions

OFF TOPIC--Question about definition of "estate"

Posted By Brian Sledz

That is one question for which I would retain a lawyer. I am sure a lawyer registered in TX would know immediately. Normally insurance policy proceeds are excluded from estate taxes.