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December 2007

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A completely off-topic football post

December 24, 2007 – Comments (0)

...in case you were wondering whether or not this is an analogy.

Did you notice that the Bears' Adrian Peterson and the Vikings' Adrian Peterson switched places on Sunday?

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Why is my big recovery in CAPS bringing me down?

December 21, 2007 – Comments (2)

Because, boys and girls, this is the end of me buying FMD for $12/s, I won't get to write a put for it (there's no way I'm tying up $1000 for three months to get $60 - at my age, anyway). I was really looking forward to that.

Why, FMD? Why? I just wasn't ready!

Please, please, let me buy some more for $12 or $13. Please!

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Does it seem Chile in here to you?

December 19, 2007 – Comments (2)

Sorry about that atrocious pun.

I want to let you know, boys and girls, that I've been adding several Chilean ADR's to my CAPS portfolio. (Not that you've come to expect such updates, but it's worth 2c to some kid somewhere.) This is in addition to the usual re-upping of reds and whatnot. And I also tried jiggering with my losing picks, but my rating crashed from >90 to <50 when I did, so I'm done with that.

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It is over

December 19, 2007 – Comments (0)

My time as an above-average CAPS player has come to an end. Crap.

On the bright side, a whole bunch of my green thumb picks look really undervalued, and a lot of my red thumbs look laughably overvalued, in addition to having peculiar economic vulnerabilities (or negative moats, if you will).

But what do I know? I'm below average.

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And rightfully so

December 18, 2007 – Comments (1)

I was about to write this big, long rant about people using "rightfully" the same way one might use "rightly" (and in fact have already written about half of one, and deleted it), but as I was looking the word up in the OED, I saw that someone in 1340 used "rightfully" that way, and someone else in the 1400's, and so on. So I guess if you use "rightfully" to mean correctly, then rightfully so.   [more]

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The bitter taste is cucumbersome

December 17, 2007 – Comments (5)

I think that the phenomenon of some people reporting an extremely bitter taste when eating cucumber is not genetic, as is hypothesized in the Wikipedia article on cucumbers. Why? Because I have tasted an extremely bitter cucumber, and I had never tasted one so disgusting before, nor since.  [more]

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Fickle CAPS

December 14, 2007 – Comments (3)

I just shed 98% of my score, and my rating dropped from 85 to 57 in morning trading. I'm still not sure what happened, except maybe a rally in alt energy.

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HG

December 13, 2007 – Comments (2)

I know FMD and NUAN are both Hidden Gems recommendations, but I can't see how anybody can like NUAN better than FMD, or even as much, given that FMD is profitable, cheap, largely owned by insiders, and was considered cheap by its competent management when it was trading at more than twice its current price. Does anyone seriously think that NUAN is worth twice as much as FMD? Anybody who doesn't confuse FMD with subprime lenders, I mean?

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FMD

December 13, 2007 – Comments (3)

I actually hope this one keeps going down. I bought some shares over $50, but I might wet myself with glee if I can get some for $10. (A few minutes ago it was below $14 and going lower.)

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Gratuitous gratuity

December 12, 2007 – Comments (0)

My two cents:

Why does Old Navy show an attractive young woman in her underwear while a narrator says "Give a gift that Pampers"? Is it supposed to be funny?

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The Charm of Bankruptcy

December 12, 2007 – Comments (3)

I have a pick that seems to give me the Bankruptcy charm one day, and then not the next day. I would end it, but for two things:

I'm not certain (though I'm pretty sure) that I would still have the charm.

Also, I'm somewhat afraid that I'll end the pick, and it will bounce a little in the intervening 20 minutes (or the S&P will duck), depriving me of my bankruptcy, and I won't be able to re-down on this one.

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Of player ratings

December 11, 2007 – Comments (0)

This was originally posted as a comment on Mom73's "Of 'Foolanthropy' and scores" blog post.  [more]

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Tax Porpoises

December 11, 2007 – Comments (0)

I heard on the radio that, for tax purposes, you can buy more of a stock that has gone down while you held it, and simultaneously sell your original holdings, reaping tax benefits without risking missing a bounce. The man said that you can designate to your broker which shares of a stock you want to sell if you've bought at different times. Is this true? And if so, is it also true of discount brokers like Sharebuilder and Scottrade (my brokers, if you must know)?  [more]

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First Marblehead

December 05, 2007 – Comments (2)

I hope FMD is this low (<$20) in January, when I can add more money to my Roth. It's so hard deciding what to sell when I have only good stocks (like ESEA) and satisfyingly risky stocks (like ETFC) in there. And yeah, I could buy FMD in a regular account, but then I couldn't trade in and out of it without serious tax consequences. Hrm.

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Cemex

December 03, 2007 – Comments (0)

"...operates primarily in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia." (From Yahoo! Finance's Business Summary of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.)  [more]

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