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  1. Maybe someone introduced Burry to Hussman It's funny to describe someone with Aspergers as overdramatic.
  2. Buffett lauded him as an investor in the 2004 Berkshire letter.
  3. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-louis-simpson-obituary-20220110-uc3znwwnznabnjc6ujfu534sty-story.html
  4. To make both of you feel better I owned NVDA from 2005 to 2012. And sold around $7.50 per share (split adjusted). I reasoned that the GPU was just too cyclical based on the ups and downs of the console market. At that time Jensen's visionary views on computation and AI etc were an interesting distraction.
  5. stockman500 - why does OPEN or OPAD or any other ibuying operation have better pricing insight than Z? Why is their algo better on buying and selling to not lose money? RDFN is continuing their ibuying program but they have better data.
  6. Thanks, rather than order from one of the importers, I think I'll try some S. Florida growers first. One of them offers Kesar mangos, which I was introduced to many years ago by a friend who got them from the Indian Embassy in DC. Unfortunately that channel for mangos dried up.
  7. Thanks Pelagic - great information on the US mango varietals. I'll definitely have to look into getting a pre-order in for some of these varieties. Here we have a lot of the Ataulfo mangos, which are certainly better than the Tommy Atkins. Thanks Adesigar - I do sometimes get a bit of lip numbness from eating too many! Never tried soaking them though.
  8. I've never tried to order Indian or Pakistani mango varieties online so wondering if the folks in this board have any favorite websites for this and any experience ordering from these sites. In the past, I've always gone around to the South Asian groceries in my area in April-May-June looking for Alphonso or other well regarded varieties. As a devoted mango fan, the situation in the US has been stuck in limbo for too long. There was a good article in Vice on this topic back in 2018. https://www.vice.com/en/article/gyw4zb/alphonso-best-mangoes-india-us
  9. China's an authoritarian country, has central planning, has a central party that controls many things... but there are also 23 provincial govts, various municipal govts, etc. They all have had incentives to do things sometimes at odds with the central govt. Local and municipal govts had taxation authority removed from them back in the 1990s and so the primary means for them to raise revenues was through land sales to developers. Local and municipal govts also created off the books special financing vehicles that raised capital to buy up land and also sometimes to lend to developers. The financing vehicles and developers all raised capital and issue debt to WMP (wealth management products) which were sold by insurance companies to private investors and average citizens looking to earn a better return than in a bank savings account. Lastly, China's hukou system which basically restricts rural migrants from owning property and living "legally" in cities is a mess. Loopholes to the hukou system often apply to semi-autonomous regions like Inner Mongolia etc (Ordos ghost city) which is why developers and local govts collaborate to build huge apartments there, hoping that rural migrants would pick up and leave their "illegal" life in a big eastern city and move out to Inner Mongolia or some other out of the way place.
  10. Lesson is to not raise cash during a pandemic? I think it could've worked out for you, if it dipped again. Value - it did work out as the proceeds went into shopping center reit ROIC and JBGS and HEI. Just not as well as BYDDY worked out. Though I attribute most of that to a runup in the EV bubble. The lesson for me is that I generally do better not acting to market events. I've held through drawdowns before.
  11. Sold a position in BYDDY bought at $5 because in April 2020 the outlook for EV and their other businesses seemed to be negative. Partly driven by wanting to raise cash.
  12. https://pullrequest.substack.com/p/the-prophet-of-the-revolt Long but very insightful into the current socio-political dynamic
  13. Aren't the OTA broadcasters sitting on valuable spectrum that the FCC might be willing to allow them to lease out? I'll admit I'm not up on the latest in UHF/VHF FCC plans though.
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