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  • Grahamites 2016-10-07 15:01
    Tom, thanks for checking in. All is good. I'm in the process of discussing with my employer what's the best way for me to continue to write on gurufocus, the content of my articles and how much I can write without creating a conflict of interest etc. Once that's resolved I should be able to write.
  • PatientValueInvestor 2016-02-17 23:00
    Hi Tom-Just a note to tell you how much I enjoy and learn from your articles. My recent article (about Eaton Vance) was my first-ever article written and published on Gurufocus.com.  I hope to offer many more in the future to add to the community conversation. Anyway, if I ever publish an article and you have an extra moment, I would always appreciate any comment/insight you may have.  As an amateur just trying to do the best I can with investing, I have much to learn--so you ...
  • Grahamites 2015-08-10 21:46
    Tom I still need to figure out how to use gurufocus's personal space better. I noted your message and thanks for the nice words. I've only had 4 years experiences in value investing so I can guarantee you that you are much more experienced than I am. Maybe we can agree that learning is mutual. Best of wishes at Dorfman!Looking forward to more of your articles.
  • Robert Abbott 2015-06-08 16:42
    Thomas Macphers: Hi Bob. Thanks so much for your very kind note. First, let me say good luck on your new venture. I hope it is everything that will make you happy and
    Omaha sounds like a great idea. Best wishes, Bob
  • Robert Abbott 2015-06-07 19:38
    Hi Tom - I'm about to take a break from writing, with a temporary, full-time job for probably the next six to 12 months. As I withdraw for now, I wanted to let you know your encouraging comments and feedback have been appreciated very much. And your articles have been thought-provoking, including the recent one about moving into cash; it synchs with my own interest in downside protection tactics, with everything from simple stops to option collars. Anyway, keep up the good work; I'll keep readin ...

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  • Thomas Macpherson commented on Thomas Macpherson's article 03-17 06:19
    The Fine Art of Looking Stupid
    “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” - J.P. Morgan "I asked the investor why he was...
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    Thomas Macpherson 03-17 07:19
    • My pleasure! Best. - Tom
  • Thomas Macpherson commented on Thomas Macpherson's article 03-16 17:14
    The Fine Art of Looking Stupid
    “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” - J.P. Morgan "I asked the investor why he was...
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    Thomas Macpherson 03-16 18:14
    • Hi Nicola. Thank you for your comment. Your last two paragraphs sum up the subject far better than what I tried to say in 3 pages! Thanks again. My best wishes - Tom
  • Thomas Macpherson commented on John Engle's article 03-14 13:11
    Stock Buybacks: Critics Have Missed the Real Problem
    Companies’ stock buyback programs have come under the microscope in recent months, with a number of influential politicians and commentators...
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    Thomas Macpherson 03-14 14:11
    • Hi John. Thanks again for a thought provoking article. I wrote about buybacks nearly 4 years ago (I'm showing my age!) in an article entitled "Stock Buybacks, Timing, and Allocation of Capital". I take somewhat of an exception to your view about buybacks in general. In my article I point out that most buybacks are extremely poor choices in capital allocation and in general - like M&A - generate negative returns on capital. This isn't a good thing for the company or shareholders. I suppose people could argue its impact on the economy, but to me the destruction of billions of dollars of capital is not a net positive. Anyway, just a thought. Thanks again for posting and I greatly enjoy reading your work. Best - Tom 
  • Thomas Macpherson commented on Thomas Macpherson's article 03-14 12:55
    The Fine Art of Looking Stupid
    “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” - J.P. Morgan "I asked the investor why he was...
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    Thomas Macpherson 03-14 13:55
    • Glad you enjoyed! Best - Tom
  • Thomas Macpherson commented on Thomas Macpherson's article 03-14 04:11
    The Fine Art of Looking Stupid
    “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” - J.P. Morgan "I asked the investor why he was...
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    Thomas Macpherson 03-14 05:11
    • Hi Markus. Many thanks for the cattch. I think I misspelled his name 4 times writing this article and then spell check adds its own special styling! Hopefully Daniel has a think skin. As to F5's recent deal, I agree that we'll have to wait to see how it plays out. I think the new management team has done a phenomonal job refocusing on SaaS - similar to ADBE's efforts (another Nintai holding) - so I'm willing to be patient. Thanks again for the correction and the comment. My best wishes - Tom. 
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