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November 2009



Various Black Box Challenge Portfolios I am considering.

November 26, 2009 – Comments (10)

I was hoping to get a little Foolish advice about some automated investing strategies I am considering testing.  Namely:  [more]



Todays real money trades.

November 16, 2009 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: LG.DL , PTRY.DL

For those who follow my website closely you may have noticed some significant changes in valuations this weekend.  After reviewing several stocks, I discovered a small tweak I wanted to make to the model.  This tweak combined with both the recent market movement and earnings releases caused me to replace 3 of my positions.  [more]



Four stocks I bought today with real money.

November 09, 2009 – Comments (18) | RELATED TICKERS: ICON , TITN , SPTN

Using my model I bought 4 new stocks today.    [more]



BLACK BOX ROYAL RUMBLE! (New game proposal)

November 04, 2009 – Comments (20)

It seems you can hardly throw a virtual rock on the internet without hitting some joker pimping his own automated stock picking system that is guaranteed to make you both wealthy and attractive to women (or men I suppose).  Even Motley Fool is rife with these pundits.  But is it really possible that an automated system can provide abnormal returns?  If so, how do you (an idiot in all likelihood) separate the good from the bad?  (sorry about calling you an idiot… I just seemed so funny to me)  [more]



A few real money trades, and two new test portfolios!

November 02, 2009 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: GME , SII.DL2

It has been a while since any of my real money positions reached valuation.  Howver, with the new earnings announcements I sold 2 of my positions today each for about a 50% profit.  [more]

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