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5 Year Fooliversary

July 23, 2014 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL

Wow, I thought I had more time.  I knew that my 5 year Fooliversary was coming up.  I knew that my 5 year anniversary as a member of the Fool would be momentous. I remember thinking earlier this year that I would spend several days in deep thought about what I learned and how I would share pearls of wisdom. I would explain how prescient I was, way back at the end of 2008, when it looked like we might actually go from a Great Recession into the Great Depression II, I thought that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to jump into the stock market and make some great deals. But I wasn’t sure where I could get the best advice.   [more]



MY FOOLIVERSARY: What I’ve learned in 3 years

July 23, 2012 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , GLW , ZIP.DL2

MY FOOLIVERSARY: What I’ve learned in 3 years  [more]



When Will the Banking Industry Clean Itself Up

July 23, 2012 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: MS , WFC , BAC

I really don’t expect the banking industry to clean itself up.  Back in the ‘90’s I was annoyed that they were considering permitting banks to expand.  I was frustrated when the Glass-Steagall Act was repealed, and of course I was shocked when I read all the stories of what happened during the financial crisis. But I don’t think the banking industry will clean itself up.  Sure they’ve made tremendous strides cleaning up their books, tightening lending, reducing risk, and controlling “rogue” traders (compared to their total risk), BUT until the executives are truly held accountable, and that includes firing them or reducing their pay significantly, I don’t think there will be enough progress.   [more]



Navigating Choppy Waters . . .

November 23, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , GLW , ZIP.DL2

It’s been a month since my last blog, and a lot has changed since then.  But I feel like the more things change, the more they stay the same.  First, let me touch on a few topics from the news over the last month.  Then I’ll give an update on the stocks I recommended two months ago, when I was “Buying on the Dip . . . “ Maybe there’s another opportunity to buy now?   [more]



Riding the wave . . .

October 21, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: CVX , EPD , GLW

Last month I blogged about buying stocks "on the dips".  I even recommended six specific stocks that I thought would do well.  I think all of these stocks will do very well if the economy starts to grow significantly.  But even if the economy takes awhile to recover, I think they will still do well.   [more]

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