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February 2007

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Quiz C: What Guru Am I ?

February 28, 2007 – Comments (0)

Although I am retired, I regularly appear in the annual Barron's roundtable forum. My track record is impressive, of the 31 years that I managed a fund, I beat the S&P 500 22 times, with a CAGR of 14.8% a year. While I am not widely known to the public, I have a reputation in the industry as a "professional's professional", as money would be safe in my hands, through bull & bear cycles. My investing style is that of a "Low P/E" investor, and I like stocks that pay an above average dividend. In fact I came up with a screening formula similar to an inverse P/E/G with the added component of a Dividend yield. I advocate scanning the new 52 week lows for good quality companies temporarily over-sold on bad news.   [more]

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The Sky is Falling: A couple of quick observations

February 27, 2007 – Comments (0)

As I write this, S&P 500 is off by 3%.   [more]

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Where do you find your Ideas ?

February 26, 2007 – Comments (1)

On a daily basis, I like to check out new 52-week lows, as well as same-day largest percentage losers. On a regular basis, I like to find out what others are buying / recommending. I am keenly aware that a stock's share price is affected by news, comments or recommendations, so I rarely buy on news or rumors, instead I like to watch the stock until it is off the radar screen (so to speak).  [more]

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My Dumbest Investments Part 2 of 3

February 25, 2007 – Comments (0)

My Dumbest Investments (Part 2 of 3)  [more]

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Edited: My Dumbest Investments Part I of 3

February 23, 2007 – Comments (0)

Since I started Investing in Oct 2003, I have probably made more investment mistakes than most, here are my more memorable losers and the lesson learnt. By "losers", I mean most of them returned -50% and some were spectacular 80% losses. Thankfully I have had more winners than losers. But as Ben Stein's Mom would say, "We do the best we can, and when we make a mistake, we don't cry about it. Don't worry, you'll do it again."  [more]

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My Dumbest Investments Part I of 3

February 23, 2007 – Comments (0)

Since I started Investing in Oct 2003, I have probably made more investment mistakes than most, here are my more memorable losers and a one-liner description. By losers, most of them are -50% and some are spectacular -80% losses. Thankfully I have had more winners than losers.  [more]

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Time to Invest in Thailand ? I'll pass for now.

February 22, 2007 – Comments (0)

IHT has an excellent article on Investors jumping onto Thai Stocks, the rationale is that the Thai SET is at the lowest P/E compared to other international indices, and that the August Coup + Dec Currency Controls + Dec 31 Bombings have battered the stock market to historic lows.   [more]

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Stocks: Initiating a 1/3 Position in American Express (AXP)

February 22, 2007 – Comments (0)

Today, I finally broke down and opened a 1/3 position in American Express (AXP) at $58.29.   [more]

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One Last Dance: Chinese Hocking Homes to Buy Stocks

February 22, 2007 – Comments (0)

Saw this on Channel News Asia, didn't believe this until I saw this article on LA Times.   [more]

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Article: Did Lenovo mislead investors?

February 21, 2007 – Comments (0)

FinanceAsia.com reports that kickbacks, sorry, anti-competitive rebates from Intel was incorrectly booked as revenue instead of extraordinary payments.   [more]

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Kraft: By 2009, we'll hit our stride

February 21, 2007 – Comments (0)

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Quiz XVII: What Company am I ?

February 20, 2007 – Comments (1)

Disclosure: I do not have a position in this company. I am however intrigued by the valuation of this company.   [more]

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Part-2: How to Invest 250k in Small Caps

February 19, 2007 – Comments (0)

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Part-1: How to Invest 250k in Small Caps

February 19, 2007 – Comments (0)

With TMF1000's permission, I am including a valuable lesson on how to invest large amounts of money on smaller capitalised stocks. The original post came from a reponse TMF1000 gave to an investor in Hidden Gems who lost money after investing large amounts in 11 stocks in HG.   [more]

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Fun: NeoPets Stock Market

February 18, 2007 – Comments (0)

I got hooked onto Neopets.com Stock Market about 18 months agp. Today I cross over at 4.4m Neo Points. If only my real life portfolio could grow that fast :)   [more]

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Snippets from Morningstar Monthly Q&A Filing (Part 2/2)

February 18, 2007 – Comments (0)

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Snippets from Morningstar Monthly Q&A Filing (Part 1)

February 18, 2007 – Comments (0)

Morningstar (MORN), best known for its ratings of Mutual Funds, Stocks, ETFs and Hedge Funds, files a monthly8-K document on Q&A on its business, prospects and other tidbits one don't normally find in the 10-Q. I gleaned through the past 12 months, and I am pasting down some of the more salient questions and answers. You can download and read the full 8-k filing here: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/sec?s=MORN  [more]

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Another Attempt at Shorting Stocks in CAPS

February 17, 2007 – Comments (1)

I have a dismal record at Shorting, whether real portfolio transactions (OSUR, AAPL, Oil etc) or CAPS portfolio. I am attempting to short JJ Snack Foods (JJSF). I like the rags to riches story, which started 35+ years ago.  [more]

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Stocks:Mulling about Cryptologic (CRYP)

February 17, 2007 – Comments (0)

Since my Dec 20th Post, CRYP has announced better-than-adjusted-forecast results for Q4. Several additional points come were mentioned during the press release:  [more]

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My Want-to-Buy Watchlist

February 14, 2007 – Comments (0)

Hi, this is my watchlist. I try to build my circle of competence around this watchlist, I read up what I can about these companies and try to do some valuation. THe WTBuyPx refers to the ideal price I would like to buy the stock at, of course it helps to curb my enthusiasm but I do have lapses, I mean, I was so convinced that WU was a steal that I bought at 19, 23 and 22, even when I had the WTBuyPx at 19.  [more]

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Quick Peek at American Express (AXP)

February 14, 2007 – Comments (0)

I am taking a quick peak at American Express, AXP.  [more]

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Speculation: Is Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) a potential takeover target for Nasdaq ?

February 11, 2007 – Comments (0)

This is purely speculation on my part. I'd wager that SGX, the Singapore Stock Exchange (S68.SI in sg.finance.yahoo.com ) is a potential contender, now that LSE has spurn NDAQ.   [more]

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Humor: If Hedge Funds Kept Cows....

February 11, 2007 – Comments (0)

If Hedge Funds Kept Cows....  [more]

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Buffett's 4 Business Filters

February 10, 2007 – Comments (0)

Question: Besides the type of management that you look for, when you look at financials you make decisions rather quickly. In regards to the financial information and the business overall what factors do you look at?  [more]

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General Discussion on My Portfolio

February 10, 2007 – Comments (0)

I am about 30% in cash and short-term (<60 days) merger arbitrage position in Giant Industries (GI). The cash position has shrunk from about 40% since the beginning of the year as I have added onto and initiated several positions while paring some old positions like PFE(broke even) and FNM (+18%), bringing my portfolio to a current stable of about 18 stocks.   [more]

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Stock: Time to buy JNJ ?

February 08, 2007 – Comments (0)

"Purchase 2007-02-02 2007-02-08 JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ PRINCE CHARLES Director 5,000 $66.78 $333,900 11,000 Direct "

Yup. CEO of Citigroup is a director of JNJ. While he chooses to nibble at his own company stock C, he has been buying chunks of JNJ.

http://www.s.../1225179.htm

cheers!

raytoei

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Arbitrage Result: Dodged a Slow Bullet in Eddie Bauer (EBHI)

February 08, 2007 – Comments (0)

In Jan, I wrote about arbitrage experiment #5, and the three possible scenarios that could occur after the company issued a warning that there were some small accounting issues that needed to be addressed.   [more]

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Stocks: Adding another 1/3 Position in Morningstar (MORN)

February 08, 2007 – Comments (1)

On Dec 19th, Factset (FDS) gave pretty good earnings growth, in line with estimates.   [more]

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SCSS: Investing on Low Expectations

February 07, 2007 – Comments (0)

Disclosure: I held SCSS back in 2004 and sold it off last year during the great cull in October. I Bought and held throughout the "Green Mold" scary period and I would say that SCSS was one of my more profitable investments.   [more]

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Stock: Looking at GGC

February 05, 2007 – Comments (0)

Looking at GGC  [more]

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Taking a Peek at Hertz (HTZ)

February 04, 2007 – Comments (0)

I Took a peek at Hertz last night. Here are some initial observations:  [more]

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MI: Feb Mechanical Investing List and Results

February 03, 2007 – Comments (0)

February List  [more]

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