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   Strategies & Market TrendsCh - a CEF, the Chile Fund


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To: epicure who wrote ()1/27/1999 4:31:00 PM
From: nasdaqian
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X,

I like chili too. Especially with lots of onions and a rather unusual dash of cilantro. And bread. Ya gotta have some good bread to go with that. And beer. Chilean beer.

Sorry, I couldn't hep mysef. Don't be MAD at me. Anyway, since your recommendation elsewhere on these issues I have them on my list but haven't yet bought any. I don't know much about Chile. I have been to Venezuela a couple of times and have in-laws there. I was impressed by the richness and bounty of the land. I was also impressed by the general ineptness of the businesses and general infrastructure. If they continue to open their economies and weed out corruption and start building the infrastructure they need the sky's the limit. Chile supposedly has their act much more together. SA is like North America 50 years ago or thereabouts and the potential is enormous IMO.

Bruce

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To: nasdaqian who wrote (1)1/27/1999 4:54:00 PM
From: epicure
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I agree with you Bruce- well obviously I do- I already own some of this fund. I like to own what is unpopular- I DO need to learn how to keep it while it becomes popular though- I always sell too early. I am going to practice on the oil drillers that I own, when they go up (notice I do NOT say if) and on this stock. I am going to try to keep it for at least a double from my entry price of 8 3/16.

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To: epicure who wrote (2)1/27/1999 7:12:00 PM
From: Benjamin W. Palmer
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It has been tough to make money in CF in the last couple of years. It sells at big discounts (up to -28% at times), but there are not many buyers for distressed emerging market funds these days. The fund manager has repositioned the portfolio towards "defensive" issues. His selling cost shareholders huge bucks in taxes for 98. Personally, I believe nothing will happen in Chile until commodities prices, especially copper, move up. It's a Hobson's choice: do I want to make a few bucks on CF and pay 25 cents more for gasoline or do I like this low-cost pricing environment we have today?

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To: Benjamin W. Palmer who wrote (3)1/27/1999 7:38:00 PM
From: epicure
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I think- just looking at the 10 year charts- that we are near a bottom in commodities. Oil, gold, Copper, titanium, Palladium, etc- all look really good to me. What do you think?

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To: nasdaqian who wrote (1)1/28/1999 9:34:00 AM
From: yard_man
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The key is to either cook dry beans or make sure that you drain the juice from the beans in the can ... before adding to the meat.
Some have a special combo of spices, but I like to use the prepackaged McKormick spices -- very good.

Mix some stewed tomatos in with the tomato paste and don't forget the vietnamese hot sauce (the garlic adds much flavor) Be sure to simmer at least 2 hours -- otherwise you are not allowed to call it chili !!!

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To: epicure who wrote (2)1/28/1999 9:38:00 AM
From: yard_man
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I think CH is a good "investment" -- no, you won't get rich tomorrow, but a double in a year and a half or two? Yeah, I can live with that ...

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To: yard_man who wrote (6)1/28/1999 9:41:00 AM
From: epicure
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good- me too

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To: epicure who wrote (4)1/28/1999 3:35:00 PM
From: Benjamin W. Palmer
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I agree, but don't know how to predict when they'll turn up. Commodity Research Board Index must be at a 20-year low.

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To: Benjamin W. Palmer who wrote (8)1/28/1999 3:40:00 PM
From: epicure
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Yup, I think so. No way to predict the exact date (or maybe there is and I just don't know it) but nothing wrong with parking some money in commodity plays and waiting for the investment to mature.

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To: epicure who wrote (9)2/6/1999 11:14:00 AM
From: Paul Weiss
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Actually there is one way to know when commodities turn up: in retrospect :] . Too soon to say, but we may have hit that moment on Thursday. Personally, I think this is a false start... but am I willing to bet on it? It's time to get MAD again? Maybe. Also, in staying with the Chile theme, my tiny position in AED has done well over the past couple of months. Regards, etc. Paul

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