Tag Archives: Silicon Investor

Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2014

An encouraging characteristic of good habits, rituals, and regular exercises is that their descriptions and rationales don’t change. Welcome to my semi-annual review of my stocks, and an introduction that hasn’t changed much so copy and paste helps me balance … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2013

Back by popular demand, but mostly because I do this anyway, it’s my semi-annual review of my stocks. For over a decade I’ve ended every June and December with a simple exercise: in a few sentences, well, maybe a few … Continue reading

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Discounted For Risk

What can I say about the tiny company that is MicroVision? I don’t know any more than any other non-insider, and the insiders shouldn’t be saying anything. Investing in stocks can be a powerful way to manage your money, but … Continue reading

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Sifting News For News

MicroVision (MVIS) is proof that investing doesn’t have to be dull, and just like in any news item digging deeper uncovers unexpected gems. Owning shares of MVIS is a cause of severe optimism, serious pessimism, prolonged patience, and considerable consternation. … 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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Drunken Frat Parties

Discussion boards are powerful and unregulated, which means I use them, but only with lots of filters. Some are populated with people expressing considered opinions as if it was a collegiate debate society. Many are empty except for a solitary … 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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My Semi Annual Process

It’s the end of June and time for me to dive into my portfolio. Some may find this dull, but this is the work that comes closest to answering the frequently asked question, “So Tom, how do you do it?”. … Continue reading

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Lottery Ticket Stocks

Do you play the lottery? Spend a dollar on a ticket and buy hope and the chance to win much more. Millionaires have been made that way. Most millionaires got there through inheritance, hard work, or investing. Lottery tickets aren’t … Continue reading

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