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November 2009



Happy Thanksgiving and Buy Nothing Day!

November 27, 2009 – Comments (21)

My wife and I had a fantastic Thanksgiving yesterday with a great big turkey, gravy, greens, pumpkin pie and cranberries!  There is something just downright satisfying about the taste of turkey on Thanksgiving, maybe the tryptophan..    [more]



Down with Gold (obsession)!

November 23, 2009 – Comments (14) | RELATED TICKERS: GLD

Every couple of weeks I try and find more gold or gold mining companies to short in CAPS.  [more]



Sail on with the dry shippers!

November 18, 2009 – Comments (7)

十一月十八号。  [more]



The China Investment Bubble

November 16, 2009 – Comments (5)

十一月十 六号  [more]



My biggest / best time investment is learning Mandarin Chinese.

November 15, 2009 – Comments (7)


China is the world's largest growing economy, and will be a major player in the global politics of the biggest empires (US, Europe, Russia, Japan).  The Chinese economy can be expected to grow by multiples of their current GDP over the next fifty years.  Few other countries have this potential for growth and increased global recognition.  However, I still haven't put any money into any Chinese corporation.    [more]



Baltic Dry Index now up 40% over the month. Also, 11-10-09 a bust, any more dates..?

November 12, 2009 – Comments (4)

The Baltic Dry Index has been soaring over the last month, from a low at the end of September (2100) to over 3500 presently.  That is a pretty huge change, which is only starting to be reflecting in the stocks of Dry Bulk Shipping companies such as EGLE, PRGN, NMM, etc.  EGLE, a personal holding, rose almost 20% over this last week, but could go much higher.  [more]

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