Thursday, December 13, 2018

GE’s $500,000,000,000 Market Wipeout Is Like Erasing Facebook

I don't typically take Jim Cramer's quotes but I do agree with the idea of "Buy and Homework" instead of "Buy and Hold".  If...

Don’t be this guy

This man, studying to be an orthodontist, took out $600k in loans.  No doubt, much of this was to pay for living expenses.  Whether...

42% of Americans are at risk of retiring broke

The number one reason is always that they don't make enough.  I wonder if people have done a careful analysis of whether they spend...

‘Our kids were just so ungrateful’

As we settle into our holiday traditions, many families are changing their tune.  They want a more meaningful Christmas, and pairing people up to...

A Millionaire won’t spend $2.50 on a cup of coffee

Kevin O'Leary is best known as "Mr. Wonderful" on Shark Tank.  His main goal is to maximize the return on his capital. That extends...

Seasons Beatings – Consumer confidence at 17 year high

As the economy continues to gain strength, consumers are feeling the most confident in 17 years, since the year 2000. Speaking anecdotally, I moseyed into...

Would you want to make $2/hour?

Efren Garcia of Dallas, TX, has been camped out since Saturday for a hot Black Friday sale, according to CBS-DFW.  More about this later. ...

The American Dream & Making More in your career

For the past decade, the number of people, who believed that the American Dream was alive for them, had declined to miserable levels.  We...

What is Amazon doing?!

If I told you that a company loses money on its core business, and that the stock is at all-time highs, would you buy? ...

One chart shows all the bubbles that are about to pop

I am a frequent reader of Mauldin's newsletters.  The amount of money that has gone into stocks, housing, cryptocurrency, etc, is absolutely insane. I have...

Netflix Has “No Real Competition”?

Netflix....the future of content consumption.  Or is it?  The losses are mounting up at Netflix while subscriber count continues to go up...and the stock...

“Dumb Money”: This family bet it all on bitcoin

No, it's not my term, and the financial industry claims it's not an insult.  Dumb Money refers to the amateurs who get into investments.  Usually, they...

Dow’s Dance With 23000 Comes 30 Years After Black Monday

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, it will be the 30th anniversary of the biggest one day drop in the stock market.  I was but...

Elon Musk Versus the Haters

The old adage that "the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent" can hold true for individual stocks.  There were periods,...

Asset prices are high across the board. Is it time to...

A good article by The Economist.  While it doesn't feel like the Roaring Twenties or the Dotcom Heyday, stock prices are about the same...

Stay within your circle of competence

One of the biggest blunders that investors can make is to reach for return on capital in industries that they have no idea about....

The worst stock tip in history

I had a discussion today with someone who said the market may "just be taking a breather".  In 1929, college professor of economics, Irving...

The Hardest Thing in the World…

...is to do nothing.  This applies to having self-control and delayed gratification when seeing a new iPhone release come out (iPhone X, anyone?).  This...
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