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April 2010



What broker to use to buy options

April 28, 2010 – Comments (7)

Does anybody have a place where you can buy 50 or 100 options contracts for a commission of less than $30? There are puts I want to buy that cost .05 or .10, but the commission for them would add about 15 or 20% to my cost basis, with the broker I use. Can anyone help?



Hospitality (Re:Graley, David in Qatar, etc.)

April 26, 2010 – Comments (25)

I'm homeless and haven't been on CAPS much lately, so I come to some conversations belatedly. For instance, the one on whereaminow's blog post about the U.S.'s 140-year deflation problem. I just wanted to say that if and when I have a home, anybody's welcome there to drink my beer and eat my food. I am a dedicated cook, and I will be very good at it by the time you show up, I'm sure. I don't have nice things, so if your intentions are nefarious, you won't get much (besides the beer and food you would have gotten as a guest).  [more]



Who turned the HEAT off?

April 16, 2010 – Comments (3)

Okay, here's this company in China, and they make stuff that makes buildings energy-efficient, and they install them in all the new buildings going up all over the big cities in China. They're called SmartHeat, Inc. (HEAT) and Ultralong picked them a little while back, and when I looked into their numbers - faith and begob! (I don't know Chinese idioms, so you'll have to make do with an Irish one) - they're amazing! Look at those growth rates! Look at that consistently high return on equity, that balance sheet, the low valuation! What a dream come true....  [more]



Good Friday

April 02, 2010 – Comments (14)

This post is related to the markets, specifically, why the markets are closed today.  [more]

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