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  • Joel Greenblatt's Forgotten Original Magic Formula [View article]
    Evan;
    No there is no confusion. your article is about Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula. Further, you have not mentioned a single stock. I assume some of them are Penney stocks. All you are claiming is that I have got the names! Also, it would have looked a bit more genuine had you at least named Joel Greenblatt's web page in the article (as mentioned in my above email) so the readers can take a look at it. Finally, I see no comment about AAII's portfolio of Joel Greenblatt's stock screen. All in all, just like many people who have commented here, for me, without a verified proof, claims of such enormous returns, are just sales pitch. All the best. Bzl14
    Aug 5 08:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Joel Greenblatt's Forgotten Original Magic Formula [View article]
    Thank you for the informative article. To this end:
    1- I tried to follow Greenblatt’s Magic Formula in the past but, frankly, it is very time consuming and, at least, I did not have that good of a luck. Nevertheless, he is a great investor and has certainly made a lot of money for himself and his clients. BTW, here is his website where you can go and sign up for free and then look and follow his picks: http://bit.ly/1pAWsRc
    You can actually pick the size of the companies and the number of stocks.
    2- I believe Mr. Greenblatt cooperates with a brokerage firm which follows his formula in a mutual fund.
    3- AAII also has a portfolio which follows Joel Greenblatt's Magic formula, as described on his book. However, it has not done that well during the past 1,3,5 and 10 years. Here is AAII’s web page- which is subscription based (very inexpensive) but good site where you can compare many strategies: http://bit.ly/Xg0hxd
    4- From stated returns for [”Over the past 3 1/2 years my portfolio is up 140%”] you obviously have done very well by, maybe, twitching the formula a bit- which is great! Congraduations. However, it seems to me you would like to include a lot of foreign stocks in your portfolio. For me, foreign stocks are very risky as one does not know what is going to happen in the respective country— e.g. Russia, Egypt…
    5- Finally, with all due respect, I am from Missouri and must see the independently verified returns. Otherwise, there are many people who make claims of great returns just to sell newsletter…
    Certainly your stated returns are amazing and, if verified, the hedge funds would love to have your services—so do I.
    Thanks again for the article and all the best. BZL14
    Aug 5 01:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Use The CAPE Ratio To Double The Return Of The S&P 500 [View article]
    Paul,
    Thanks for the info. Much obliged. bzl14
    Aug 4 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Use The CAPE Ratio To Double The Return Of The S&P 500 [View article]
    Beside RPV what other ETF(s) follow this strategy--if any? Thanks in advance, bzl14
    Aug 2 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Introduction To Investing In Arabian Gulf Stock Markets [View article]
    I think the "Arabian Stock Markets" would have relayed the message! In any event, investing in those markets would be repeating the same disaster happened to the investors in Egypt in 2009. I would put better odds at the Las Vegas crap table then investing in any of those countries--just my opinion. All the best, Bzl14
    Aug 1 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Introduction To Investing In Arabian Gulf Stock Markets [View article]
    I looked up "Arabian Gulf" and couldn't find it anywhere. If you mean the Persian Gulf, which has been the name for thousands of years, then say so. Please don't mix politics with investment discussions. Thanks
    Jul 28 11:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Lower-Yielding Stocks Provide Better Long-Term Returns [View article]
    Rich;
    Great article--as usual. Thank you for sharing. Long time follower.
    Jul 10 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Agricultural ETFs Are Best Hedge Against Dollar Depreciation And Rising Food Costs [View article]
    Great article. Thank you for sharing. Bzl14
    Jun 24 08:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best And Worst ETFs, Mutual Funds, And Key Holdings: Energy Sector [View article]
    Thanks for the response. It all make sense. bzl14
    Jan 26 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best And Worst ETFs, Mutual Funds, And Key Holdings: Energy Sector [View article]
    David,

    Thank You for great articles. Long time follower and beneficiary of your research. Question: why would you choose IYE over XLE? XLE seems to have better returns, way better volume and much less fee. I own XLE and and have been selling calls on it for a while. It is certainly much more liquid than IYE--which makes a lot easier to trade...thanks again for sharing your research with us. All the best, bzl14
    Jan 25 11:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • VYM: Betting On Price Appreciation [View article]
    Randy, can you name some of those options? It is always nice to compare. Thanks in advance. Bzl14
    Dec 27 09:03 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VYM: Betting On Price Appreciation [View article]
    VCR & IYC have done far better than VYM & SDY. Long all 4. Happy holidays. bzl14
    Dec 24 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Stocks Beaten And Battered But Beginning To Bounce [View article]
    Alan,
    Thanks very much for going through the trouble. They all look good. May also want to consider TDC. All the best, bzl14
    Dec 8 11:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Daily Dab: A Quick Hit On Cannabis Stocks 12/04/13 [View instapost]
    Can't agree more. Thanks again, bzl14
    Dec 7 09:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Daily Dab: A Quick Hit On Cannabis Stocks 12/04/13 [View instapost]
    Sorry to hear it. Last year's list did amazingly well. All the best, bzl14
    Dec 6 03:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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