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December 2007



So What Happens When Diamonds Get Cheap?

December 30, 2007 – Comments (9)

As a long time rock hound, lapidary and gold panner, I think about rocks, gems and minerals frequently. And I've noticed some things about gems. Going back about 50 years, all the gems you saw were mined natural stones. They were expensive as it took a lot of work to find the few gem quality crystals created by nature.  [more]



New Caps Profile Started - CHK999LONGONLY

December 21, 2007 – Comments (2)

The strategy I've evolved for use in CAPS is working very well in CAPS, but it is difficult to impossible to do with real money. Since the long term goal of all this is to become a better real money investor, I've started a new CAPS profile. The name of it is chk999longonly. In it I will use a semi-mechanical strategy to make outperform calls only.  I have explained the strategy in the blog on that profile and will continue to blog there as the strategy evolves and hopefully becomes more formal and easier to do with real money.  [more]



That Was One Weird Book

December 02, 2007 – Comments (0)

I picked a book up at the used book store for cheap some months ago, but didn't get around to reading it away. Events since I bought the book have added considerably to the humor in the situation, you'll see why in moment.   [more]

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