March 24, 2010

MF Global


I normally invest in companies, but occasionally, something sets up just right for what I’ll call a trade. A trade is an investment that is intended to last from a few days to a few months depending on various conditions. Basically, this is an investment with a near term catalyst. The goal is to buy shares right away, average down if it goes against ... Read More
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March 21, 2010

Why Invest In Smaller Companies?


To me, investing is about making the most money possible while taking the least possible risk. To do that, you need to figure out where the big gains exist. Study after study has shown that over the past 100 years, smaller companies share prices’ have outperformed larger companies—often by a massive margin. Let’s face it, Wal-Mart is a well run company. It could double ... Read More
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March 21, 2010

When To Sell?


Selling is always the hardest part of investing. If you get the investment wrong, you should sell. It’s simple. Your only real decision is if you sell right away because things are about to collapse or if you should wait for better prices. This is on a case by case basis. A lot of the time, you just get tired of holding an investment. ... Read More
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March 20, 2010

Victory For Gold


Which business am I? Would you be long or short? In 2009, I had 2.1 trillion of revenue and 3.5 trillion of expenses, for an operating loss of 1.4 trillion. For 2010, I’m predicting a small increase in revenues to 2.2 trillion while expenses stay roughly constant at 3.5 trillion. Through heroic efforts, losses will be staunched to only 1.3 trillion this year. I ... Read More
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March 16, 2010

Mining Services (Part I)


Gold is going higher, but it’s hard to find an intelligent way to gain leverage to it. Sure you can own gold, but if it more than triples from here in the next five years, I’ll be shocked. You can buy the producers, but they all have warts. Either they’re overvalued, they keep diluting investors, their mines are in countries that you’d be scared ... Read More
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