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May 2009



I didn't make that gold-shorting blog...

May 23, 2009 – Comments (1)

I dunno who typed up that gold shorting post thats one below this in my blog, but it wasn't me.  I elaborate on that comment in that thread if anybody cares.  [more]



I am going to short gold

May 22, 2009 – Comments (28)

I am going to short gold.  With alot of money.  Not on CAPS (well, maybe here on the CAPs game) but in real ife.  Alot of money.  Short.  [more]



big change in stock selecting from late february to today

May 19, 2009 – Comments (4)

In late February / early March there was so shortage, even a radical abundance of stocks that would double your money if they simply survived.  No matter how damaged they became in surviving, via selling off assets, taking higher interest rates to restructure debts, closing plants or business segments and becoming less than they were, if they simply survived they would be 2x your money or much, much more.  Often much, much, much more.    [more]



Some market history: buy and hold -vs- buy on dips -vs- buy when things are good

May 18, 2009 – Comments (5)

So the dow jones industrial average shows 300 in october 1928 for its starting date.  [more]



bear food? asia is down, futures are down

May 17, 2009 – Comments (9)

I think that this correction might have some legs.  Last weeks bearish action saw alot of stocks, though not the market itself, have their low for the week wednesday before ending a bit higher on Friday.  [more]



Taxes: the unsung component of real investment returns

May 16, 2009 – Comments (2)

This is a tale of 3 stooges.  And of the complications that taxes can add to investing, particularily for those fortunate souls in the highest tax brackets.  For this entire discussion we are going to assume the highest tax bracket.  The implications of taxation varies with tax bracket, generally being lower in lower tax brackets.  [more]



someting i've noticed about inflection points in this market

May 16, 2009 – Comments (4)

I've noticed something that might, maybe, possibly have been acting as a leading indicator of inflection points in the market in the last 6 months.  [more]



an interesting upside to high beta stocks

May 16, 2009 – Comments (6)

my largest holdings include  [more]



Why I almost hope this pullback is significant

May 13, 2009 – Comments (7)

Disclaimer:  I am not a short term market move expert, nor hardly, and I always presume to not know the short term direction of the stock market.  This isn't a prediction that this recent pullback will continue  [more]



Bring on the pullback

May 13, 2009 – Comments (8)

My CAPs portfolio is in the toilet today, my real life portfolio is in the toilet today, and I think we're going quite a bit lower before we go up, and I'm adding tickers to my CAPs game the whole way down, so it'll probably go negative at some point.  I'm shorting levered BEAR ETFs every day until I run out of ones to short or until the market turns north again, and as I've been saying for a while here in my blog, this could get ugly before it gets pretty again.  [more]



Anybody have any thoughts on BBI (Blockbuster)?

May 10, 2009 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: BLOKA.DL

Blockbusters stock has lagged this rally significantly.  Excepting the erroneous bankruptcy report that caused trading to halt in early March and the shares lagging for a time thereafter, one could say that BBI isn't up at all in this rally.  [more]



My thoughts on my largest holdings

May 09, 2009 – Comments (10)

I'll offer up some thoughts on my largest holdings.  This is an excercise that I decided to do for myself to help make up my mind about whether to hold or sell out or trim these stocks after this massive rally.  I don't doubt that we'll get a downturn or a flatline, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a significant downturn between now and the end of the year.  And in big downturns, the only thing thats really comforting is believing in the stocks that you hold and their future value.  That and having cash to put back into the market.  [more]



well one bull is officially perplexed

May 08, 2009 – Comments (8)

I've always maintained, and continue to maintain, that I have no idea where the stock market will go in the short term.  But in 2009, if your time horizon is long, stocks were cheap and likely to make you money.  [more]



how do i look up CAPs stats?

May 05, 2009 – Comments (6)

I'm curious who has the best average score per pick.




whats the news this morning???

May 04, 2009 – Comments (7)

market up 2%, blown through the 875 resistance point, does anybody know why?

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