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Geek out in Small Cap Value land

January 06, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VISVX , BOFI , BIDU

How many economic cycles does it take for a strategy of investing solely in small cap value stocks to maintain higher market value than traditional asset allocation strategies? I woke up with this question in my mind, so, time to Geek out!  [more]



Just over here Investing like a Girl

July 09, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FHCO , LL , SODA

  I love checking up on the companies I own shares of and the ones I am patiently watching.  As I write this I am listening to the investor call from Q2 of Female Health Co FHCO.  I valued MCC and AINV based on their dividend, etc.  Then I valued LL, SODA, GTLS, LNKD and MNST based on their growth rates, etc.  And finally I valued BIDU similarly to how I valued that last batch, but I cut my value in half because investors seem to only be willing to pay about half price for similar growth in a state side company.  I am watching LL, SODA, GTLS, LNKD and FHCO for greater than 35% upside.  [more]



Is SODA this year's CMG or GMCR? At least I'm having fun!

January 13, 2014 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: SODA , GTLS , CMG

Recently I have invested in SODA and GTLS because they seem very similar to how GMCR and CMG were late in the summer / early fall of 2012.  I think of SODA as parallel to GMCR because people wondered if it was a fad that would pass and have its market share taken by competitors. And like CMG, GTLS has some staying and growing power.  All of these cases look to me like irrational Mr. Market moments.  I am grateful for the extra help the Nasdaq shorters gave to driving down the price of SODA today.  It was much more overdone than it would have been if bigger players hadn't gotten sucked in.  It may seem odd to be having fun with this, but then I always did like turbulence on airplanes and roller coasters that go upside down and backwards - some people would say that I have guts of steal when it comes to the market - I just think I have a very long time horizon and I'm enjoying myself. So we'll see how we are doing with these two investments six months and two years down the road.    [more]



Rebalance or Do Nothing? Behavior difference in Taxable vs ROTH

October 08, 2013 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: MNST , PRAA , PNRA

    An entry from my lonely path - yesterday I sold a bunch of BIDU and SBUX and today I woke up intending to have PNRA, PRAA, BH, REX, MCC, and MNST on my shopping list.  But MNST has taken off and I didn't get the price I wanted on my BH shares, so I am waiting.  [more]



What do you do when you make more from Investing than from your job?

September 26, 2013 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: PNRA , REX , MNST

     My husband and I are fortunate to have good friends who live elsewhere around the globe and further, that when we get together with them, we feel as though we have never been apart.  There are many traits of European society that we envy very much but right now I am thinking of their attitude towards personal finance.  Our German friend boasts of his salary as though that is normal, because for him, it is.  Back here, in America, I have passed a certain milestone and feel it necessary to keep it to myself.  I feel like I'm about to burst.    [more]

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