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Topic Archives: Insurance

I thought this was going to be another pitch for what’s lately been teased very aggressively as invisible “770 Account” participating whole life insurance by the Palm Beach Folks… so I almost tossed the email (there are only so many times you can run through that story). But this is a little bit different — […]

Jeff Ubben’s ValueAct is an activist investment group, they try to get access to companies, develop relationships with them, serve on boards, and create value. They don’t hedge or short or use leverage and he keeps his own money in the fund, so he is very, very careful. And he defines value, which most people […]

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  • Regarding Travis' statement above, "I don’t think Berkshire will beat the S&P 500 dramatically in a bull market, ...

  • My insurance agent joined this club and encouraged be to join. He's 72 and I just turned 76. Never into joining this typ...

  • It' is right up there with Liberty Checks, Patriot Checks, Insurance Refund Checks and Oil Pension Checks. The newest fl...

  • Exercise. Exercise long and hard and often. If you do this it will add more years to your life than it uses. If your...

  • Boy oh boy oh boy! Do not get stuck on the credibility attributed with the nickname “Mini-Berkshire...” just as Warr...

  • The key with these Berkeshire is the underwriting capacity; write insurances policies that are never used. You can inves...

  • Once upon a time I sold insurance. I was recruited by the man who became my supervisor. He saw me on the job at the piz...

  • How is this different than a company the buys and owns high performing insurance companies like Brown & Brown? Brown & ...

  • The insurance 'game' is all about leveraging a clients assets on receipt (i.e. control). Insurance leverages all client ...

  • I used to sell individual lines of P&C insurance in a small family independent agency. I think their model is a grea...

  • One could make the same argument about requiring seat belt use. We all pay for your freedom to allow your head to go thr...

  • There are so many parts to car insurance: theft, fire, collision, glass, towing, liability, under insured.........I doub...

  • Think about it, we haven't yet gotten electric cars in motion to consider them viable for 99% of the world. Autonomous ...

  • USAA is a case study of what stakeholder partnerships should look like. They return a portion of their profit back to t...

  • When it comes to healthcare and primary care in particular I as a retired healthcare professional have only one prescrip...

  • It´s hardly Big Pharma being the problem, but the price. Here in Europe these instruments are paid for by the health in...

  • Estimated revenue for 2019 is about $135 million, so that's closer to 50X current year projected sales (70X trailing sal...

  • Hi Travis, I came across GABI.com. It provide a comparison and offers the best rates among all the auto insurance for ...

  • Berkshire Hathaway - what happens when Warren and Charlie pass on into Wall St. Heaven....? As for Apple - do they reall...

  • Travis, You are spot on regarding long term care insurance. As an attorney I was threatened by a LTC agent (for GE) to ...

  • Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA, OTC Link: LILAB)) announced on Jan 17 that it agreed with its third-party insurance ...

  • What happens when the autonomous cars arrive and accident rates drop dramatically? What happens when autonomous car shar...

  • Whole life insurance as an investment has been around for decades and can be a good investment if you are lucky enough t...

  • Scott, Depending on where you live, investing in income real estate (starter homes, duplexes, etc), bought cheaply out ...

  • Ref: Berkshire comments and mention of GEICO. Wonder how GEICO would do facing USAA ?? Had a minor fender-bender re...

  • I have GEICO myself. By far it was the cheapest car insurance I could find. I wonder how much GEICO will increase police...

  • I did call Tom Dyson's promotion and found out that Tier 1 Capital is where the Whole Life Ins policy thing is out of Ph...

  • Actually to be totally honest Bill over the past 20 years Whole Life has paid dividends of 5-7% not 4-7% as you have sta...

  • I am glad that I don't have a conscience when I delivered a 4 million dollar death benefit, to a young widow with 5 smal...

  • Excellent point MGREINER715, All of the major banks have a minimum of 35-4-% of their assets invested in these over fu...

  • BAD NEWS..AN ARCHITECT FRIEND SMOKE IT ILLEGALLY FOR YEARS RHEUMATISM arthritic condition and made it. To. HOUSE BEAUTIF...

  • I currently have 10% of my portfolio allocated to sprott physical silver and gold etf’s right now. I rebalance durin...

  • Please do not get tied up with Money Morning and those involved with pushing the get rich schemes, i.e., Federal Rent a...

  • Clean TeQ triggered a stop loss a while back, as cobalt prices dropped and the capex numbers for sunrise climbed — I s...

  • That makes no sense. Live patients pay much better than dead patients. If in fact, that patient had lived, the PR value...

  • I can't speak for others, but I do my trading in my Roth account, where taxes are never an issue. I did a roll-over fro...

  • I got the privilege of watching ovarian cancer take the life of my older sister. She didn't smoke, watched what she ate,...

  • They are buying junk bonds, which is below investment grade. Therefore, banks and or insurance companies are not allowed...

  • Container Shipping! Never even thought about that one. Talk about a perfect match for VRFB's.....and lower insurance c...

  • I am earning approximately $1900/month on just over $50k in real estate investment … the caveat is it also included a ...

  • Yeah too bad hospitals are shutting doors and on the chopping block. Ours is tops in the region, first in kidney, liver...

  • Totally agree. Buffett needs to go back and read his own annual letters on how to invest in capital efficient companies...

  • For what it's worth, that's the reason I tend not to dabble in clinical-stage biotechs -- you have the double uncertaint...

  • Hi Travis, I retired as an insurance agent and as an agent one of the products we sold were annuities. For them to wor...

  • if the insurance is purchased thru a self directed roth ira can that avoid the tax?...

  • That says CITIC will provide armed security for Ivanho's mining operations to me. If you are correct about all of Fried...

  • The only tech I've seen yet that has any capability of preventing live shooter-bomber incidents is the portable, covert ...

  • Thx Travis - Great insight into one of the more attractive punts lately. Has shown strong upward momentum, trading above...

  • I purchased a $250,000 whole life policy on my daughter and owned by my 95 year old dad as an investment for him. The co...

  • Ping Insurance Group (PNGAY) and China Merchant Bank (CIHKY) are two of the top three weightings in KBA and both trade a...

  • I jst check the 10 stocks above in KBA. Three of them are on the OTC. Ping An Insurance Group (PNGAY) China Merchants B...

  • So I'm confused as to how you make money with life insurance? don't you have to die to et that money?...

  • Hi Travis, Thank you once again for an impressive analysis including the informative charts, and also for giving Steve c...

  • So what was in the quart jar? I have a family member that needs help!!! Thanks to OBAMA the insurance company has refuse...

  • Yes they are whole life policies, no matter how any salesman assures you they are not. As FORMER life insurance salesma...

  • Bank-on-Yourself ('Boy') is about borrowing from yr. own life insurance policy rather than a a high street bank. It work...

  • That’s exactly what it is, along with borrowing from your insurance account balance as an alternative to bank financin...

  • Hi Michael; Thanks for your excellent articles. I am currently on Medicare and I remember one of my doctors saying 'I...

  • Digital doctors...just another way to push prescriptions. Other than give you drugs, what can robots do...order you up ...

  • I actually used Teledoc a couple of days ago. My insurance company, Emblem health, sent me a membership card several we...

  • One thing you said struck me directly about 'not knowing how to open an account'. My actions are recent and I agree that...

  • Tim You can't borrow more than your policy's surrender value The interest you pay is generally not deductible and compen...

  • Cash value is not lost to the insurance company. That is like saying equity is lost when you sell a house. Cash value ...

  • Pacific Life Universal life insurance paying about 4.5% to 5% per year after the load. Not that great frankly. Compari...

  • There are already several extended release narcotic pain meds on the market. They work very well and offer good relief w...

  • My wife age 65 has had headaches since age 12. Some last 5-days. Is headache free maybe only 7-days a month. Been to ...

  • That's terrible, Terri -- yes, the fact that people sell "option selling" strategies as "free income" is unconscionable....

  • I am so disappointed - I am 86, and have no savings, thus no funds to buy into this Private Pension Plan. I don't need ...

  • I am so disappointed! I'm 86, have no money aside from a small Social Security monthly income, and am too old to get in...

  • chuckhinners: I haven't checked with my insurance company or my agent, but I believe what I have posted above is corre...

  • I believe Blockchain and cryptocurrency is here to stay. As in the early days of the internet, consumers are suspicious ...

  • Your cash value is the present value of your death benefit. You can have it if you surrender your policy and give up yo...

  • I believe that I am re-paying the interest to myself, since it's my policy---the insurance company only holds it in thei...

  • You always pay the insurance company on a policy loan. You borrow from the company, never from yourself...

  • Yes, they get a commission from the insurance company like other annuity sellers... though I think they say it’s a muc...

  • I'm still surprised that the CEO gave price targets for their drug on the conference call. Gave the competition chanc...

  • oops that's my bank!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am transferring my account to Schwab but it won't clear with settled funds from all...

  • Interestingly, just this weekend came news of a huge takeover deal in insurance -- Axa buying XL Group at a huge premium...

  • Wouldn't surprise me... the rates have been artificially low because of too much capital in the insurance business, and ...

  • Hi Travis. Regarding insurance, I own a Nordhavn motor yacht. I'm hearing some owners with current insurance renewals co...

  • Any thoughts - https://www.utilitydive.com/news/finance-not-technology-could-be-the-key-innovation-for-flow-batteries/51...

  • $no ticker - apologies in advance for long posting I'm sitting here mulling over which of my stocks I'm going to need t...

  • I am a registered nurse and have witnessed both sides natural and pharma...I have found that Pharma/medical establishmen...

  • I'm getting the feeling it could be the same thing Tom Dyson was promoting awhile back....maybe one of those Whole Life ...

  • I signed up for cardio rehab with out thinking about payment, I was more interested in what condition my couch potato bo...

  • They will pay for 12 visits I believe Griffin. I do have supplemental accident insurance that will cover the rest, for t...

  • This answer why I haven't seen much about electrical storage. The regulation were probably written in the day of Edison ...

  • #Rust - "There is danger in having too many acres growing a monoculture strain of any crop. Variety is often the best pr...

  • This last week and today the insurance policy has been the best performing position. Not for the faint of heart, mind y...

  • $TVIX My little insurance policy is working out well today... The question is should I stay or should I go? https://www...

  • Ditto that as to prolozone therapy. I have several friends who have avoided knee replacements with prolozone therapy. Th...

  • $ No ticker Xarelto's patents extend to 2020 and 2024, so no generic before that and possibly even longer if they can...

  • $VTGN No Position What this company is doing seems very interesting, so I started reading some literature on ketamine...

  • $BLPH Are Institutions Putting Their Stamp of Approval On Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. (BLPH) Based on the late...

  • #Hyperbaric oxygen therapy. #Dr.KSS very glad you are back! This article mentions some current uses at UCSD Medical Cent...

  • Great analysis. I haven’t had much luck with my two Agora $2,000 services. Not going for another. I do agree with hi...

  • That strikes me as an almost-irrelevant robo-generated article from someone who doesn't know what metrics matter for Fai...

  • I also think the shock is going to be major. If you look at the American economy for the last 100 years, it is strik...

  • Let me see if I can explain it to you and not confuse you more. An IUL has two "baskets". There is the Life Insurance ...

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