Probability, finance and due diligence - @EllieAsksWhy

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You've done a great job with the blog! None of the SE sites (that I know of) can find members willing to write regularly. Please don't kick your family to the curb for a Q&A website though. I know you were being humorous, but that made me gulp with concern. I'm satisfied with your activity level and contributions to this site, and would vote for you.
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reviewed No Action Needed If someone lives in one state and purchases a winning lottery ticket in another, where should they file their winnings?
Jan
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awarded Caucus
Jan
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comment What's the word to describe the procedure that a system enters into normal state?
Definitely use failover instead of take over. (OP, I liked your blog! Sweet post, aleung.github.io/blog/2015/01/06/haskell )
Jan
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reviewed Reviewed What I can do to offset a bad fixed-rate mortgage?
Jan
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reviewed Reviewed Is there any bank which gives personal loans for employees whose salary is less than Rs.10,000?
Jan
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revised Is there any bank which gives personal loans for employees whose salary is less than Rs.10,000?
grammar
Jan
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Understanding payment options with NS&I Bonds
Jan
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comment Why would Swiss franc rise cause FX firm failures?
@DumbCoder True, but I was referring to the short term only, as that was the context of the question.
Jan
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reviewed Edit and Reopen When can we omit the subject of a clause?
Jan
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revised When can we omit the subject of a clause?
removed duplicate word, "version"; copyedits
Jan
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Word for someone who is healthy
Jan
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revised Why would Swiss franc rise cause FX firm failures?
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Jan
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comment Why would Swiss franc rise cause FX firm failures?
@JimGarrison Usually, forex trading is a high volume, low transaction cost business. It is brutal because banks move so much money, and fast! It is risky for small investors. I didn't like going near it, even as an institutional money manager. These sort of extreme moves are rare. When everything breaks down, losses get passed to brokers, but this is a very uncommon occurrence. The Swiss stock market lost huge amounts due to the SNB action, so this wasn't good for most Swiss people either.
Jan
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comment Why would Swiss franc rise cause FX firm failures?
This is a different scenario, because they were reportedly holding short CHF positions, A Hedge Fund With $830 Million In Assets Went Bust After The Swiss Franc Surge
Jan
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answered Why would Swiss franc rise cause FX firm failures?
Jan
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revised Can I say that someone creates a tendency?
removed my accidentally pasted sentence
Jan
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comment Can I say that someone creates a tendency?
That reads a lot better! Even "technology learning" is a weird phrase to my ear.
Jan
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reviewed Close shoe rack vs stand
Jan
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reviewed No Action Needed What happens when "bill pay" check does not get cashed
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