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January 2011



Why I Bought the Emerging Markets -- VWO

January 30, 2011 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: VWO , EEM , SPY

I also posted this as a pitch, as always recently I'm posting it as a blog, too, since I tend to get more comments and criticism here:  [more]



Why I Bought a Penny Stock -- Artificial Life, Real Worries

January 22, 2011 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: ALIF , AAPL , MSFT

I just posted this as a pitch on ALIF.OB, which I bought RL on 1/6 after the first part of the big drop.  On the one hand, I'm not unhappy I bought, and think I can make money in the longish term.  On the other hand, this was excessive risk-taking for me, even though it was a tiny position (2%ish of my portfolio), and prompted my decision to step away from excitement about the market and not buy shares in any new companies until 2/22, as I posted in my BRF entry.  As always, I would love any bear takes and general criticism.  [more]



Chinese Inflation (Pats Self on Back), and More

January 21, 2011 – Comments (9)

Here is me writing in mid/late-November about how Chinese currency controls are going to hurt it by causing increasing amounts of internal inflation.  [more]



Hey, I just got a Brazilian!!! (ETF)

January 13, 2011 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: BRF , EWZ , IIF

I recently made a BRF purchase.  I posted this in my BRF pitch just now, but I'm posting it here as well:  [more]



Henry Blodget

January 06, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: YHOO , MCPIQ

Does anyone else find it absolutly astounding that Henry Blodget still has a job in any way related to investing or finance????  I know the Fool recently recommended Yahoo, and I know there are arguments in favor of that company's stock, at least on a short term basis, but if the fact that Yahoo employs Henry Blodget is not a reason to short Yahoo, then I don't know what is.  [more]