Monthly Archives: December 2012

Yell – is it still relevant? (spoof)

With the internet in the ascendency, displacing traditional print media, why don’t you try Yell? Click this video to find out: http://youtu.be/ErmVUZhu0q8 Enjoy!

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A little stock experiment

I was intrigued by an article in The Globe and Mail, carrying the article “Beat the market in 2013 with 5 of Wall Street’s most-hated stocks” The gist of their article is that if you bought heavily shorted large and … Continue reading

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Dividend Channel makes a Horlicks on $HLF

Time for some Schadenfreude, I think. Forbes’ DividendChannel declares, on 17-Dec-2012, That “Top Quartile Ranked Dividend Stock HLF is Oversold”. The stock stood at $43 at the time. Then Bill Ackman came along. It is now at $26.06. So much … Continue reading

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MSFT – Microsoft – does not compute

I’m a computer programmer, and by new year I will have permanently switched away from Windows and onto Linux … at home, not at work, and I will occasionally switch into Windows to play Mass Effect 3. There’s nothing I … Continue reading

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Did you know?

Another little tidbit that I culled from my old Circle posts from 23 Jul 2011: Maybe Whitney Tilson is not the investing genius I thought he was. During the period from 26 Jan 2007, the date his Tilson Focus fund … Continue reading

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Democracy is doomed

I had occasion to visit some of my old posts from Google Circle today. I had clipped a post from the Motley Fool in Aug 2011: In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinborough, had … Continue reading

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AGTA – Agriterra – shorting idea

I have no position in this company, and I’m pretty much shooting from the hip on this one, so it is vital that you DYOR before taking a position. I’ve written briefly about it before, but now it is looking … Continue reading

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More year-end introspection – but only a little

I made a little note to myself to review a post I made on 6 Jan 2012. TCG – Thomas Cook Group – I puffed myself up like a peacock having correctly called the collapse of TCG in 2011. I … Continue reading

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PVCS – interesting special situation

OK, so I’m a bit late to the party on this one, but PVCS looks like it presents an interesting special situation. Let’s throw it out there, and see how it does 6 months down the line. PVCS (PV Crystalolox … Continue reading

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Zachariah on Zweig

I came across this curious article on Gurufocus where Josh Zachariah rips into Jason Zweig, which piqued my curiousity. The article was written on Sep 19, 2011, so we now have the benefit of hindsight to tell us who was … Continue reading

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