Shell Games

By |August 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Don't give this guy your money. Photocredit: Philip Robins. I was on the street corner near Checkpoint Charlie this weekend and I noticed that some fellows were playing some sort of shell game on the ground.  For those not aware a shell game is played by placing a small ball underneath one of three plastic cups then moving

Outerwall (OUTR) Going Private

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Your chance to invest in a failing physical media format. Thanks to hcalderonmeister Outerwall (OUTR) is a company you probably haven't heard of but have probably made use of at least once.  Formerly known as Redbox the company changed its name to Outerwall in hopes of not being so closely connected with an obviously dying medium.  You should

How to Get Personal Finance Homework Writing Help

By |August 18th, 2016|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|

If you study finance at college or university, you will be definitely asked to complete homework papers every day. Nearly every essay or term paper on finance is a nightmare for students. They are supposed to research specific topics related to the fields of business, management and accounting and organize deliberately planned homework assignments by the deadline. An average topic

XIV (VelocityShares daily inverse vix)

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

Thanks to eatmilesleep. The stock that makes the most sense for me to own isn't a stock at all.  It's an ETF.  Basically, it's a fund that trades like a stock.  This fund (XIV) is designed to exploit the fact that people don't like risk.  That makes sense.  Risk isn't a good thing.  I don't like risk, and

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Be Pro-Globalization

By |July 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Global poverty is not something recently invented for the benefit of multinational corporations. ~Paul Krugman (Nobel winning left-leaning economist) Globalization has been wildly good for the world, in particular it's been good for the poor.  It's interesting because most Americans, 67%, believe that global poverty has increased over the last 40 years.  Fortunately for the world, this just isn't true. So

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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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