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October 17, 2013 – Comments (0)

Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF (HSPX)

HSPX is well over six months old.  It issues slightly out-of-the-money calls on each of its individual stock componenents.  Net assets are approx $18.7M, so it is still pretty small.  However, the spreads are not bad.  [more]



Sharing your Foolish Financial Opinions

August 28, 2011 – Comments (2)

I just figured out how to share my CAPS blogs with a larger web audience.  I went to my CAPS page and clicked the 'BLOG' tab [NOT the 'Blogs' tab!].  The URL should look something like ''.  Then I submitted it to the WebSqurl Web Directory.  I checked back after a few hours and there it was: Ganalon's CAPS Blog at the bottom of the page.     [more]



New Global Currency You've Never Heard of

July 24, 2011 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: EBAY , GLD

It's not gold, silver or even SDRs.  It's called Bitcoin (BTC, $BCOIN).  It has some properties of gold: rarity and independence from government printing presses.  In some ways Bitcoins are mined like gold, by computers.  [more]



Clear as Mud: Banks and The Fed

June 21, 2011 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: UDN

I though I understood the Federal Reserve System, then everything changed.  I had some good college profs, including one who reguarly fished with Alan Greenspan.  They taught me how banking and the Fed worked.  It made sense.  [more]



Can Asset Allocation be THIS Simple?

May 24, 2011 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: BND , VTI

It sounds shockingly simple, but I believe asset allocation can be simplified down to two primary questions.  All other questions are secondary.   Things that seem like important questions become secondary if an investor chooses a diversified globally-aware, index-based, total-market strategy. I make the case for this argument here in this financial blog article.    [more]

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