Richardson Electronics (RELL)

By |July 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

This is one of the bigger companies that I'll profile here.  It has a market capitalization of about $75 million.  Huge in comparison to the sub-10 million dollar companies we've been discussing.  The trick to Richardson Electronics is explained far better by Danny DeVito than I: Richardson electronics has about $110 million of working capital net of all debt and

Where to Exchange Money

By |July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog|

They say specimen so you don't try to print them off at home. It's hard to see how anyone would get what your inkjet spits out confused with a bill, but there it is. The best place to exchange money is inside your credit card.  Sometimes that's not possible, in which case we've got a list of the

My Worst Investment – It Gets Worse

By |July 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

A few months ago I wrote this article: My worst investment-ever. The short version is that I invested in a company (Premier Exhibitions: PRXI) which owned the titanic artifacts, figuring that the artifacts were worth much more than the entire company.  I could go on, but it's really better that you just read the article! I Was Right So it

Brexit Uncertainty Spreads in German Markets

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: Economics / Politics|

In recent years, the DAX, the German blue chip index of the country’s 30 largest companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has seen an increase in foreign investors. About 63 percent of stakeholders in the index are foreign, up from 52% in 2009. It seems that an increasing number of investors are eager to take advantage of what has

Advant-e Corporation (OTCBB: ADVC)

By |July 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Welcome to the wild world of Electronic Data Interchange! Advant-e corporation is a tiny company.  There was a time when it was a tiny public company but it is now private and non-reporting.  The main attraction for Advant-e tech is that it makes a lot of money compared to it's market cap. In 2015 it earned $2.6 million,

You Can Beat the S&P 500 Index Return

By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

It should also be noted that you can get crushed by the S&P 500 Index return as well.  It is basically an article of faith in the personal finance community that one ought to invest in index funds, perhaps particularly the S&P 500 index fund.  There are a couple advantages to doing so.  It's easy.  It's cheap.  You get the

Sitestar Corporation (OTCBB:SYTE)

By |July 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Yes, the company I'm profiling here actually sells this... Outside of index funds in my 401k I do most of my investing in small microcaps. I'd like to profile one of them today. It's got a little bit of an interesting story to it, and might be one of the strangest stocks I've seen. So strap in. A

Make the Most of Your Paycheck: Solid Financial Strategies That Save You Big Money

By |July 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Some people seem to make more out their paycheck than others, seemingly making their money stretch further and still having some left over at the end of each month. The odds are high that many of those that manage to make the most of their paycheck tend to use some solid financial strategies that they have learned, which can help

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Should I Buy Euros Now?

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Does Brexit effect any of this advice? Every time I have a discussion with someone about an upcoming trip to Europe they ask whether it is better to buy their Euros in advance or to wait.  Fortunately this is a question with a very simple answer. I have no idea. Neither do you. Neither does your brother-in-law, or

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T-Mobile’s Stock Up Plan

By |June 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

T-Mobile has come up with a new plan to get you to switch your service.  They want to give you the company. Well, I suppose that might be a little strong, but it's the idea behind their new "Stock Up" plan.  Personally I use Google's Project Fi service, but this idea is strange enough that I couldn't let it pass

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