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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2014

An encouraging characteristic of good habits, rituals, and regular exercises is that their descriptions and rationales don’t change. Welcome to my semi-annual review of my stocks, and an introduction that hasn’t changed much so copy and paste helps me balance … Continue reading

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But Not Yet

As I begin typing, we are less than eight hours away from the Summer Solstice, the beginning of summer (north of the Equator), the farthest the planet gets away from the Sun, and maybe the beginning of much better times. … Continue reading

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Trends Shifting Stalwarts

Conventional wisdom held that investing in the stalwarts, the old blue chips, was the way to safely invest. Dull but successful. The market continues to hit new highs, mostly through the action of the biggest companies, that are more a … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2013

Back by popular demand, but mostly because I do this anyway, it’s my semi-annual review of my stocks. For over a decade I’ve ended every June and December with a simple exercise: in a few sentences, well, maybe a few … Continue reading

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Abnormal And Extraordinary Surprises

“It’s 5am. Wake up and look at the news.” It wasn’t the first time I’ve had a dream like that. Sure enough, MicroVision had just published a press release at 5am. I wasn’t very surprised. Okay, so maybe I’m a … Continue reading

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Notice Foreclosure Notice

Yesterday I got the call. The mortgage company called, and in a rare case, I answered. In their usual manner, they delivered the news that they will begin foreclosure on my house on March 17th. I can’t recall their quote … Continue reading

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Mortgage Company Tactics

Yesterday I got The Call, the call from the mortgage company when they switched from good cop to bad cop. The call was expected. The tone surprised me. My options are clearer now. The call was expected because October’s payment … Continue reading

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Living On Debt

  Tough choices must be made. Amidst the cloud of abstractions and advice wrapped around people in economic hard times, this post is about a bit of reality. Yesterday is the first time I’ve sent in a bare fraction of … Continue reading

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I Like Unlikely Iceland

It will never happen, and yet it did. My friends thought that one of my ideas was ludicrous and that it could never happen. I disagreed. In times of severe economic crisis sacrifices must be made. I suggested that sometimes … Continue reading

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Distributing Wealth

Tonight’s Powerball lottery is worth ~$325,000,000. That’s enough money to go around. Did you bring enough to share? Win that lottery and you could give everyone in the USA $1, shipping and handling extra of course. We lose perspective on … Continue reading

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