Tag: stocks

Anatomy of a Bad Trade

Occasionally I serve up a post on my investing successes. Now let me tell you about the worst trade I ever made and the lessons I learned.

On January 3, 2008, on the post My Drudge Report Oil Short Investment [continue reading]

He Bought At The Bottom

I love talking to people about investing. Listening to what people are doing and how they interpret the financial news is very helpful to me. Being a contrarian has been profitable to me.

In the last month, I’ve talked to … [continue reading]

You Hit It Once, Then Break Away Clean

Some guys go fishing and have fishing tales. I don’t fish. I invest. Here is my tale.

Across the field of battered stocks was EEV. EEV is an UltraShort of the Emerging Markets. I know I said I wouldn’t … [continue reading]

Not a Certified Financial Planner

Since I have quite a few posts on investing, I thought it was appropriate that I add a disclaimer. I am not a Certified Financial Planner. I’m just a regular Joe with an interest in economics. Although I have a … [continue reading]

Financial Logic Fails

This weekend I talked to several people regarding the current state of the markets. They all remembered that I had called for this correction and advised moving their money into fixed income. Most didn’t take my warning and lost a … [continue reading]

Picking a New S&P 500 Target

Back when the S&P 500 was much higher, I announced my target for this index was 1000. From my July 15, 2008 post Shooting the Messenger:

I see the S&P 500 dropping to 1000 by the end of the

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