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H1N1 and its impact on global equity values.

April 25, 2009 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: N , E

The recent outbreak of H1N1 in Mexico is eerily reminicscent of the 1918 Spanish flu, which was also an H1N1 variant.  [more]



Is there a low cost FTSE - AIM All share Index ETF or Mutual Fund?

April 16, 2009 – Comments (0)

I can't seem to find one, but I like this index better than many others.



Edging back into the market

January 23, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: SAYCY.DL , TECK , AIBYY

I got out with the collapse of Satyam, and my timing turned out to be incredibly opportune, though not for the reasons I expected. The Satyam situation has smoothed over some, even though there are few answers, and it doesn't appear to be shaking international investor confidence in and of itself -- so I'm going to disregard my prior position and ease back into the market. In fact, I did this Tuesday with a position in AIB (the ADR), which I will be selling most of today, hopefully a bit over $2, for a position in TCK. (AIB was a pure speculative play -- I was buying people's fear, and will be selling the brief confidence that comes from stepped up recapitalization efforts by the Irish government. In the long run, it's probably still a great buy if it isn't nationalized, which is why I'll maintain a relatively small position [I went 100% AIB on Tuesday, which many people would consider to be "foolish" not "Foolish" -- but I looked at their valuation vs the valuation of their foreign holdings and couldn't resist.]   [more]



Thoughts on the fall of Satyam being the precursor to a global meltdown

January 07, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: SAYCY.DL , SPY

Selling everything in real life today except my gold, though I'll hold it all in CAPS. Here's why:  [more]

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