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  • How To Retire At 30! [View article]
    Decide to invent time travel, then decide to have your future self start mailing your past self royalty checks.

    If the royalty checks don't start showing up after a week or so, you may have time-paradoxed yourself into having never invented time travel, which is one of the risks of the game.
    Jan 29 04:52 PM | 83 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold's Crash, Europe's Woes Signal Global Decline: Companies To Watch [View article]
    I would say that the collapse of gold is a net positive for the economy. People are moving their investments out of unproductive lumps of rock into productive assets.
    Apr 22 02:24 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three Reasons Why You Can Beat The Professional Investors [View article]
    So pretty much, the only way to avoid these would be to somehow magically get a clientelle of value investors and long term thinkers... who would probably want to invest individually anyway, to avoid paying your fees. Ouch.
    Mar 22 03:52 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The Experts Were Wrong: Gold Failed To Hold $1,400 And The Taylor Rule [View article]
    Ah, gold bugs.
    May 31 06:40 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What This Country Needs Is A Good $99 Smartphone. [View article]
    There are some uses for that $99 Asha phone, but I'm more impressed with the $150 Lumia 521. With the improvements in technology every year, a very similar product could be next year's $99 phone.
    Jun 3 04:32 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 8 Tablets Are Already Displacing iPads With More To Come [View article]
    Not to mention that they're, from what I've read, less than a fraction of a percent of the PC market. If you think that Windows Phone 8 or the Surface are insignificant flops, then the Chromebook is a double-flop.
    Apr 26 03:55 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm An Irrationally Exuberant Investor In Tesla [View article]
    Reminds me of that internet meme.

    "I accidentally the whole thing."
    May 23 01:10 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why So Many People Have A Bear Market Mindset In A Bull Market [View article]
    You, sir, just earned yourself a follower. Nicely done.
    Apr 26 02:11 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Valuation Is Not Rational [View article]
    I agree. Unfortunately, the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent. Apple has been very appealing from a valuation perspective from its high all the way down to its recent lows. Mr. Market hates them now, ever since they didn't go to 1000. He's like a jilted lover who now wants revenge.
    Apr 29 05:36 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: The Twitch Acquisition Is, For Now, Highly Irrelevant [View article]
    What I detect about Amazon, especially with the Twitch acquisition, is that they just don't have an identity. Amazon has gone a little insane. It seems like if Bezos can put an Amazon logo on something, he will sell it... at a loss.
    Aug 30 06:22 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta Is A Hit In Indonesia [View article]
    May 18 05:02 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Consider Guns, Germs And Steel For Your Portfolio [View article]
    Huh. With that title, I was expecting a recommendation to pick up Smith and Wesson, US Steel and Merck.
    Feb 27 04:01 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Retire At 30! [View article]
    Good luck to them; I don't think they've left themselves a lot of wiggle room for emergencies, late life illness or inflation.
    Jan 29 04:46 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Not So Good News: Apple, Adobe [View article]
    "Ultimately, price is all that matters to making money in the stock market,"

    I think you're giving dividends short shrift.
    Sep 18 12:43 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Blue-Chip Dividend Investing Only For Rich People? [View article]
    I agree totally. Great article.
    May 24 03:24 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment