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August 2010



A question for MegaEurope

August 25, 2010 – Comments (3)

Dear MegaEurope,

Thanks for schooling me earlier in blog posts I'm in too much of a hurry to link to. Please tell me what brokerage you use to short TMF and TYD. Thanks!




Just published an essay on Kindle

August 13, 2010 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: AMZN , KNDL.DL

...and unlike the short story I alerted you to before, this essay actually has to do with investing. It's called "The Peril of Investing Everything in Keynes" and, like my short story, it's available for the low, low price of $1.00 (publisher's suggested price, anyway - Amazon may charge whatever they wish). If you download it, you may notice that it's not copyrighted. It's public domain. Reproduce it and share it with whomever you wish. In retrospect, that's what I wish I had done with The Plagued Cottage.  [more]



Mickey D's kicks @$$

August 13, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD

...and I'm seriously considering investing in them, if I ever make any money. Not only have I been very impressed with the consistency and efficiency of the service when I've gone and used their free wi-fi (serving people fast pleases customers and increases revenue per hour), but this video is over the top:  [more]



That's never happened before...

August 10, 2010 – Comments (14) | RELATED TICKERS: GLD , SLV

I like how the only guide we have to our immediate future is the past. If someone predicts something for the stock market, or for commodities, or for inflation, every response you will see is based on history. Little to no thought is given to cause-and-effect.  [more]




August 09, 2010 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: GLD , SLV

MegaEurope, and possibly MegaAsia, really nailed me on my last post. How embarrassing! Well, he's (she's; they're) probably right about shorting Treasuries being the way to play the ridiculously low Treasury yield opportunity. Here's the reason to buy precious metals:  [more]



This is insanity, and an opportunity

August 06, 2010 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: GLD , SLV

Yields for UST's out to three years are below 1%. 5-yr is 1.57%, 7-yr is 2.28%, 10-yr is 2.94%, 20-yr is 3.78%, and 30-yr is 4.05%.  [more]

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