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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 8th, 2021, 12:05 pm

The Internet suggested benzoyl peroxide as a possible culprit. You were just complaining about acne…
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 20th, 2021, 3:21 pm

Why doesn't Norway have any oil sheiks? Sounds very undemocratic.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 20th, 2021, 3:43 pm

Why doesn't Norway have any oil sheiks? Sounds very undemocratic.
It is indeed hard to think of anything much more undemocratic than oil sheikhs. And that is a stupid question.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

July 20th, 2021, 4:26 pm

Why doesn't Norway have any oil sheiks? Sounds very undemocratic.
It is indeed hard to think of anything much more undemocratic than oil sheikhs. And that is a stupid question.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 11th, 2021, 8:56 pm

"we find that these trading strategies outperform various benchmarks"
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Isn't this precisely all about those benchmarks?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 11th, 2021, 9:02 pm

I bet on red, and black came up. I invested in a friend's fashion business, they went bust. On the other hand a local gin company has done brilliantly. I had a chance to invest and I didn't.

Use meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee as your benchmark!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 12th, 2021, 7:29 am

Rule No 5: Never invest in fashion industry!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 12th, 2021, 9:50 pm

Rule No 5: Never invest in fashion industry!
Rule No. 4: Never invest in a friend's business!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 12th, 2021, 10:27 pm

Rule No. 3: Never invest in a racehorse. 

I am in a syndicate with one horse between us. The jury is still out on this one.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 13th, 2021, 1:44 am

Don’t put all your horses in one basket. Or, as the saying goes, all your horse are belong to us.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 14th, 2021, 12:11 am

Seriously, fashion industry is unpredictable by design, nomen omen, needled by fashions and fads. Hardly anyone aims at technological advancements (maybe Stella McCartney makes indistinguishable fake fur and leather, or recycled ethical clothes, but the market of conscious customers is small). Needles won't get straighter and exploited Pakistani workers won't get cheaper, so there's not growth potential.
I once invested in Ted Baker though. I love the brand and I accidentally saw they were opening a boutique in 5th Eve in Nu Yolk.
In the photo in my Ted Baker uniform. I haven't bathed in a week and my jogging trainers are 5 years old with holes, but I still look elegant.

Oh, and boycott farmed salmon!
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