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Who Gets It

Whitney Houston fans bought over 100,000 copies of her albums after her death. That is a tribute literally paid too late. Sad to say, but rewards aren’t always paid to those who did the work. Estates can become perpetual based … Continue reading

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Splitting Stocks

Take a 20 ounce cup of tea and pour it into to two 10 ounce cups. Of course, the amount of tea hasn’t changed. The taste of the tea hasn’t changed. Microvision announced that it might split its stock (MVIS) … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2011

Before I began typing this introduction to my semi-annual exercise, I poured myself a cup of Passion, a tea mixed and blended by my friends at Dandelion Botanical. I still have a passion for individual investing, but this has been … Continue reading

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Tapping Well

Rats. I had to do it. I transferred money out of my IRA. Penalties, emotional and financial, loom. I’m not the only one. Some have it much worse as they too look for income, some of them without savings. A … Continue reading

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Irrational Markets

Rational plans fail in irrational markets, at least in the short term. If you hadn’t noticed, our civilization is acting irrationally. Priorities are disassociated from needs. Compensation schemes are taken to extremes. Prices are uncoupled from values. In the short … Continue reading

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Just You Wait

“Just you wait . . .” Throw in a wagging finger and Audrey Hepburn and you get the scene from My Fair Lady that plays through my mind. I know. Just you wait and a wagging finger is probably part … Continue reading

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Triple Whammy

Triple whammies hurt, even when they are more like two whammies and a flounder. The beginning of August has been atrocious for my portfolio. Dendreon missed its numbers and the stock, DNDN, tanked. My net worth dropped about half and … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2011

Welcome to my exercise routine. I finished posting my review of my stocks, as I do every six months. The methodical part of me decided that the end of June and the end of December were the most appropriate times. … Continue reading

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Overlooked Upstart Seedlings

Big things start small. Acorns to oaks, snowflakes to avalanches, ideas to revolutions. Big things are in the news, whether we are interested or not; but, because they are big, editors and reporters talk about them. Big things touch many … Continue reading

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