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January 2012



It's Payback Time

January 30, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ZNGA , GRPN , LNKD.DL

You’ve got to love a company that takes your vanity, your voyeuristic and wanna-be tendencies and turns them into cold, hard cash. And that in a few short years, during an economic recession.  [more]



Tech IPOs – A Cautionary Tale

January 19, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ZNGA , GRPN , LNKD.DL

A quick look at the performance of 2011 tech IPOs to date indicates that an investor was better served looking elsewhere, even indexing, in the intervening period.Maybe now might be a good time to pick and choose those stocks that one feels might have a compelling story. Maybe. The dismal performance of these IPOs even given a volatile and largely disappointing market last year tells it all.  [more]



GE is Really a Mutual Fund

January 18, 2012 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: GE

My friend Derek reckons that there is no way one could analyze and value GE if they had all the numbers they needed to do so. This company is in so many industries and sectors, it's really a mutual fund from an investment perspective. The company gathers all this capital and then proceeds to invest it in a set of unrelated businesses in for purposes of diversification while earning a return.   [more]

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