Tag Archives: GGOX

ASTY Spins Off And Up

I got something for nothing, at least according to my bookkeeping of my portfolio. One stock, GERN, spun off another stock, ASTY; which didn’t seem to cost anything and almost makes my portfolio look like it is more diversified. Yes. … Continue reading

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Go GigOptix Go

Go GigOptix! Go! In the last few days, GIG stock has gone up over 50%. Come on, tiny GIG. Keep that up and I might stay out of foreclosure. Don’t worry though. You don’t have to do it all on … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2012

Welcome back my friends that know I do this every six months. For everyone else, hi! At the end of June and the end of December I follow the advice of Peter Lynch. If you can’t describe the companies you’re … Continue reading

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Backup Plans

  A friend’s blog inspired a paragraph in Tuesday’s post which inspired today’s post. Normally I post on Wednesdays and Saturdays but it is good to break patterns occasionally. She wrote about her Plan B. Now I recognize that I’ve … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2012

Well, these last twelve months have certainly been a surprise and upsetting. Fortunately, by conducting these semi-annual portfolio exercises I can check back and know how the story changed. Trusting to imperfect memories can be delusional.  Unfortunately, replaying the disaster … Continue reading

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Eager And Anxious Expectations

Facebook (FB) has a $100,000,000,000 market cap? In so many ways that doesn’t make sense to me. People are expecting great things from them. That’s the nature of investing. Investing is about expectations. Use the past to extrapolate from the … Continue reading

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UW MVIS LMRA GGOX GIG

 The story of an idea. Okay, okay. It looks like I should finally spend a bit more time describing the most esoteric of my stock investments. GigOptix (GIG) is the company that I usually skip over when describing what I … Continue reading

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Sunny And Cold

It is Spring. Today’s forecast: “Little or no snow accumulation expected. ” Well, of course there’s little or no snow accumulation expected. It’s springtime in Seattle. Rain? Yes. Snow? No. I just got back from an early morning walk. Sunshine … Continue reading

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Keeping AAPLs

News alert: Apple is worth more than Poland. Nope. Apple’s market cap is over $500B. Poland’s GDP is about $480B. It sounds like a story, but it is comparing a sum to a rate, a savings account to a paycheck,  … Continue reading

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Work Is Cheap

Busy? Daily. Working hard? Definitely. Fixing up the house? Not really. Want a vacation? Oh yeah. Gonna get one? Well, yes, as soon as the hard work that is keeping me busy begins to pay off. When money is tight, … Continue reading

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