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December 2008



The Best Laid Plans...

December 29, 2008 – Comments (7)

I've spent some time over the past couple of days thinking about what I wanted to write about in my next blog posting.  I was thinking about our economy, and the steps the government has been taking to try to influence the economy - about how the government in general, and Presidents in particular, get too much credit when the economy does well and shoulder too much blame when the economy goes poorly....  [more]



Scratching, Gnashing, Reflecting and Smiling

December 19, 2008 – Comments (6)

Greetings Fools!  [more]



Voting Machine vs. Weighing Machine

December 12, 2008 – Comments (5)

Ben Graham once said that in the short-term, the market is a voting machine, while in the long-term it's a weighing machine.  When I hear this oft-quoted line about the stock market, my initial inclination is to interpret this as saying:  don't mind the daily price fluctuations of the stock market, in the end those will take care of themselves.  [more]



How to Handle the Downturn

December 04, 2008 – Comments (3)

Everyone likely already knows all about the trouble our economy seems to be in as of late – and when stocks get hammered as they have been it’s often quite tempting to try to do some bargain hunting among the mass heaps of wreckage.  The question many would-be bargain hunters are likely asking is:  how to separate the ‘good but beaten-down’ from the ‘deserve an even bigger beat-down’?  [more]

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