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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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Discounted For Risk

What can I say about the tiny company that is MicroVision? I don’t know any more than any other non-insider, and the insiders shouldn’t be saying anything. Investing in stocks can be a powerful way to manage your money, but … 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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Sifting News For News

MicroVision (MVIS) is proof that investing doesn’t have to be dull, and just like in any news item digging deeper uncovers unexpected gems. Owning shares of MVIS is a cause of severe optimism, serious pessimism, prolonged patience, and considerable consternation. … 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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Corporations Meet Owners DNDN 2012

Today, Dendreon had its annual shareholders meeting (what I shorten to ASM out of habit, but the real title is Annual Meeting of Stockholders.) Despite images of corporate America, no trumpets blared, no champagne flowed, very little gold was on … Continue reading

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Corporations Meet Owners MVIS 2012

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. It’s June and time for the MicroVision Annual Stockholder’s Meeting (more correctly the annual meeting of shareholders.) It is the time for the owners of the company to hear from … Continue reading

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Waiting For The Boil

Except for the lottery, much of life’s success and progress takes time. For planning purposes, we live in a linear temporal universe. Maybe cause doesn’t have to precede effect. Maybe there’s a way to know how this will all turn … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2011

Before I began typing this introduction to my semi-annual exercise, I poured myself a cup of Passion, a tea mixed and blended by my friends at Dandelion Botanical. I still have a passion for individual investing, but this has been … Continue reading

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Post Properly Positioned

The power of the properly positioned post. One post, that was re-posted to a place I never posted (Yahoo and flame wars are too common) is a enlightening lesson in the power of the properly positioned post. Micro Vision, a … Continue reading

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