Tag Archives: AST

Wither Geron

I’m glad I waited, well, procrastinated before writing this post. One of my long-term investments finally had significant news. Oops. But is it oops forever, or just for a while? Forever is an interesting concept for a company that has, … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2018

Silly habits that we get ourselves into. They can be so hard to give up. Decades ago (was it really that long?), I started following Peter Lynch’s example by regularly seeing if I could describe each of my investments simply. … Continue reading

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GERN Spikes I Buy AST

Here’s a happy chart for a long term investor. In less than an hour and a half, stock in one of my oldest positions rose from ~$5 to over $6.60. Over 30% rise in under 90 minutes. Extrapolate that out … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2017

Can you explain why you own what you own? That’s the basis behind my semi-annual portfolio review. Can I describe why I own my stocks and what I intend to do with them? After a few years, it also helps … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2017

Thank you, Peter Lynch for inspiring this exercise. For at least twelve years, I’ve regularly reviewed my investments through this one simple exercise. Every six months, I describe the companies I’m invested in, and their stocks (somewhat) succinctly. Peter Lynch … Continue reading

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My Real Goods Is Gone

Solar power is becoming so popular that it is helping send coal into a downward financial spiral. An industry that disruptive and successful sounds like a good investment. That’s what I thought. Today, I sold my shares, oops, share, of … Continue reading

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Returning To Stock Screening

This blog is about the personal finance of one frugal folk, me. I write it so people can see one version of what it’s like to invest in stocks as an individual. Investing in particular stocks frightens some people, as … Continue reading

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GIG Goes Buy Buy

And there goes another great idea. I’ve heard that every good thing must come to an end. GIG, the stock for the company called GigPeak which was GigOptix which I owned because it merged with Lumera which was spun off … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2016

Why rewrite an intro that is as true now as it was six months ago, which implies a lack of progress. So it goes. So it went. If it’s in italics, it’s a copy and paste from June 30th, and … Continue reading

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Small Cap Price To Earnings Reality

This topic has come up often enough that I guess folks aren’t reading my book (Dream. Invest. Live.) Actually aside from the sales pitch, there’s a particular aspect of one seemingly simple measure of a company that repeatedly enters conversations; … Continue reading

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