Oh Mama can this really be the end?

Western civilization pretty much started with Greece. Can it be poetic justice that it could end there as  well?  The West as we refer to the United States and European countries has been on a decade…


Another Reason Insiders are So Good to follow: Short-Swing Profit Rule

Short Swing Rule Warren Buffett is fond of saying something like view stock market investing as if you had a ticket punch with only the ability to have ten punches.  You'd think long and hard about…


Guggenheim ABCS Gives Us A-B-C But No Y

Guggenheim ABCS Gives Us A-B-C But No Y June 10, 2011 by Ron Rowland Filed under Commentary, ETF IPOs (New ETFs)   The ABC acronym stands for Australia, Brazil, and Canada.  The…


Warren Buffett’s Portfolio – Shocking Truth About How He Trades Options

By Kirk Du Plessis I’ve told people for years and years that Warren Buffett’s portfolio and Berkshire Hathaway company publicly discloses that they are naked put option sellers. More specifically…


Technical Analysis that Works

  "You see I can predict this stock went down!"   I've read a great deal on technical analysis and spent a great deal more time testing various indicators, programs, backtesting, and…


Segmenting to Make Better Decisions

This post was stimulated by this academic research piece: When Smaller Menus Are Better: Variability in Menu-Setting Ability.  The truth is, we do best in choosing between a limited menu of options.…


19 Famous Quotes From Great Investors That You Can Still Rely On Today

By Kirk Du Plessis I love reading trading books and learning from some of the great investors and traders. My personal preference is to learn from the “Old Guys” like Livermore, Buffett, Lynch and…


Linkedin's Road to IPO

Linkedin is a social network geared to the work world. The company has more than 1,000 employees and 100 million members in more than 200 countries. Now it will be one of the first major social media…


On Longevity Derivatives

I am a firm believer in “you can’t get something for nothing.”  So it is when a new derivative is proposed.  Either there are natural counterparties to take up the exposure (reducing their risk), or…


Big IPO Runups of 1975-2006

[scribd id=55825690 key=key-1yhpuyuzvkizo0uc4hhw mode=list] Source: Prof. Jay R. Ritter of the University of Florida using data from CNNfn, Yahoo!, Securities Data Co., and Bloomberg via Scribd