April 12, 2010

No Investment Is Worth Dying For….

I’m always in search of the next great investment idea. I’m always trawling through unloved sectors that have hit rock bottom and should be due for a turn higher. You never know when you can find an opportunity. Baron Rothschild’s oft repeated remark about buying when there’s “blood in the streets” sure has stuck in my mind. In November of 2007, I literally went Read More
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April 2, 2010

Miami Condo Market–No Bottom In Sight

I live on Miami Beach. It is the epicenter of the condo boom and then crash. For four years now, every hint of a bottom has been greeted with applause. Everyone wants to call the bottom—or at least hope that prices cannot go lower. Everywhere you look, people want to declare victory. I thought condo prices were silly as they went up. I think Read More
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March 30, 2010

The Kuppy Plan (How To Fix The Housing Market)

Dear Comrade Obama, Last week, I learned about yet another (soon to be failed) plan to fix the housing market. Like all plans before it, this one will only serve to waste government funds and instill false hope. I thought I would write to you with my own plan. Let’s call it the Kuppy Plan. I must say that I am proud of the Read More
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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
Categories: Investments
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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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