Tag Archives: Silicon Investor

Corporations Meet Owners MVIS 2017

One advantage about American capitalism, you can experience its machinations in person rather than relying on other people’s opinions. Public corporations are public. They hold regular meetings, somewhat like the company’s version of the State of the Union address. Some … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2015

Another half a year, another dive into my portfolio to see how things are going. I actually check more often; but I have a semi-annual exercise schedule for my portfolio (and lately it feels like my physical exercise schedule, too). … Continue reading

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Preparing To Live The Day With MVIS

I’ve witnessed a phenomenon I call, ‘Living the day’. Philosophers will jump in before hearing the rest and say, “Every day should be lived because every day is precious!” Yep. Agreed. A frugal lifestyle daily reinforces the value of every … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2015

It is time for my regular exercise and I am already sweating. That has much to do with the house being at 80F during one of the hottest and driest Junes for Seattle. Yes, we do get sunshine, and it … Continue reading

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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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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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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 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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Drunken Frat Parties

Discussion boards are powerful and unregulated, which means I use them, but only with lots of filters. Some are populated with people expressing considered opinions as if it was a collegiate debate society. Many are empty except for a solitary … Continue reading

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