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  • Precious metals continue lower in volatile trade this evening, gold (GLD) off another 1.3% to $1,343/oz., and silver (SLV) tacking on another 3.3% in losses to $22.57. WTI crude oil slides 2.4% to $86.60/barrel. Stock index futures, however, show signs of a rebound, the S&P 500 (SPY) +0.3% and Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) +0.5%[View news story]
    For the love of God man, there's two Ts in his name.
    Apr 16 12:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Precious metals continue lower in volatile trade this evening, gold (GLD) off another 1.3% to $1,343/oz., and silver (SLV) tacking on another 3.3% in losses to $22.57. WTI crude oil slides 2.4% to $86.60/barrel. Stock index futures, however, show signs of a rebound, the S&P 500 (SPY) +0.3% and Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) +0.5%[View news story]
    "Buffet" has repeatedly said he thinks gold is a stupid investment.
    Apr 15 11:42 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can AIG's Earnings Extend Its Monster Recovery? [View article]
    Whoops, got that one wrong!
    Feb 21 04:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can AIG's Earnings Extend Its Monster Recovery? [View article]
    Looks like they're gonna get spanked a bit. Stock trending down all week = insiders know. Should have sold and rebought, will learn a lesson for next time.
    Feb 21 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Thoughts On The Berkshire/3G - Heinz Deal [View article]
    Hammachi, getting bought out is one of the "risks" of stock ownership. Since it just about always results in getting paid a large premium, it is a risk that investors don't mind taking. Compare with other less-appealing risks such as bankruptcy, litigation, general market crash.
    Feb 17 11:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AIG - Buy It Today For Value And Sell Covered Calls For A 37.5% Annualized Yield Rate [View article]
    I'm not sure how I feel about the selling-covered-calls strategy. A stock contains a range of future possibilities for a given timeframe-- a 10% chance of going up 20%, a 1% chance of going up 100%, 5% chance of going down 30%, etc. The weighted average of these possibilities makes up the expected return. By selling covered calls you cut off the top of that range. You make slightly more money in most scenarios, but you lose when that occasional large heater hits. Do you lose as much as you gain? I'm almost certain you lose more, due to general market efficiency, the buy-ask spread, and brokerage fees. A decision has its own positive or negative EV, independent of other considerations. If selling calls on AIG is inherently +EV for a retail investor, then you should make a career out of it. But I don't think it is. The fact that it is a covered call doesn't change the EV.
    Feb 10 02:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Better Burger Threat To McDonald's [View article]
    We just got Five Guys in Canada and I paid $7 for a just-okay burger. Won't ever be back. I think McDonalds' quality is garbage but the price is always right and I do end up eating there occasionally as a result.
    Jan 1 07:44 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas: The Buy Of The Decade [View article]
    How about Encana?
    Jun 16 02:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Berkshire Hathaway Or AIG - Which One To Buy? [View article]
    Er, down 5% today?
    May 17 02:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Large AIG Options Strategy Makes Sense [View article]
    Haha yeah that sounds a lot better!
    May 8 12:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Large AIG Options Strategy Makes Sense [View article]
    26,000% of $0.03 is $7.80.... that might be hard to retire on unless I'm missing something.
    May 8 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AIG (AIG): Q1 EPS of $1.65 vs. consensus expectations of $1.12. Core insurance operating income of $2.4B and book value per share of $57.68 vs. year-ago $44.33. Shares -2.6% AH. (PR)  [View news story]
    Seriously though, why is this stock down 4.5% on an earnings beat? This is critical information to have before buying the stock.
    May 4 01:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Magic Johnson's Dodgers' Deal Matters To Investors [View article]
    Makes sense! Thanks for the quick reply.
    Mar 30 01:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Magic Johnson's Dodgers' Deal Matters To Investors [View article]
    Hey Rocco, do you think Canadian equities in general are undervalued? They have been substantially outpaced by American equities in this recent bull market.
    Mar 30 01:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Portfolio Strategy: In Praise Of Concentration [View article]
    You are the exact person this article was written for. You are paying way too much in lost returns for a little reduction in risk.
    Mar 19 06:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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