Aug 082014

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to get stock tips or have investing ideas delivered to your email. I’m also on The Twitter.Thanks for visiting!Tweet Last week, I asked you all to suggest changes to Friday now that Recycle Friday has died a merciful death. And for the most part, y’all DIDN’T GIVE ME SQUAT. Okay, that’s a lie. Holy Potato came up with the only good idea, telling me to cut posting down a day. So that’s what I’m doing. Originally, I started doing the Dump Read More [...]

Aug 072014

Tweet When it comes to a lot of things, I’m above average. Handsomeness, for instance. I’m mucho good at that, just ask my girlfriend: I have no comment at this time. Well. Never mind. At the risk of tooting my own horn excessively, I’d say I’m above average at accumulating capital. Part of that is because I’m a cheap bastard. I went to a baseball game last night and sat in the cheap seats, instead of blowing my cash on nicer tickets. I regularly stay in 2 star hotels, because Read More [...]

Aug 062014

Tweet If you’re anything like me, you read The Snowball (number 17 on the Uproar Reads list) and probably loved it more than you ever thought it was possible to love a book. I loved how Buffett was a complicated man, almost childlike in a lot of ways, while being extraordinarily intelligent and hard working. I loved how Buffett barely tolerated his kids when they were young, choosing to spend his spare time upstairs staring at annual reports. I even enjoyed reading about the affair he probably had with Katherine Read More [...]

Aug 052014

Tweet When it comes to shorting, most investors don’t even go there. It’s risky, difficult, and most investors don’t even know how to get started. There are plenty of difficult ways to do it (at least, for retail investors), so what’s the easiest way to short a stock? Let’s back up for a moment, and look at the traditional way to short. Say you think is overvalued. As I write this, shares are a hair over $307. Because I assume you’re all high rollers (WHOO IMPORTED BEER), you’re about Read More [...]

Aug 042014

Tweet I’ve been blogging for about 4.5 years, and I can’t believe I haven’t done this post yet. I have failed you all, and for that, I apologize. Like, from the bottom of my heart, which is approximately 3 sizes too small. FINALLY, A DR. SUESS JOKE ON FINANCIAL UPROAR. Enough dilly-daddling. It’s time for some unethical life hacks. The concept is simple. Unethical life hacks are things that make your life easier, but are things that you probably wouldn’t want to do. Some of them are just mean, while others are Read More [...]

Aug 032014

Tweet So you think you’re some sort of serious investor now, and this blog isn’t quite giving you all the information you need. Where exactly should you go to get the info that’ll give you the upper hand? Besides the sites I link to every week, of course. Here are a few ideas, most of which I read every single day. Seeking Alpha – The biggest site on the internet dedicated to analysis on individual stocks, publishing up to 100 new articles a day. I’d say there’s a little too Read More [...]

Aug 022014

Tweet The other day, I stumbled upon a blog post written by Mitt Romney about his trip through the U.S. Southwest with 5 of his 22 (!) grandkids. Here’s the post if you want to take a gander. It’s sweet. Mitt sounds very grandfather-y throughout, and clearly wants to make sure he teaches the rugrats a few things before he kicks it. Which got me thinking about a couple things. First of all, I’m pretty sure Romney is a pleasant guy. If he invited me over to enjoy a nice Read More [...]

Aug 012014

Tweet Bit of a copout post here, but screw it. It’s Friday, and it’s not like my last 10 Friday posts were any better. For the last few months, I’ve been running something called Recycle Friday, where I give my many new readers the chance to read something from my archives that I thought was pretty timeless. And for the most part, the series was met with a very muted response. When I disclosed the article was recycled at the very beginning, hardly any of you read it. More people Read More [...]

Jul 312014

Tweet It’s Thursday, which means it’s your weekly helping of Vanessa. No, you cannot have seconds.  Teaching English to (mostly) adults has some pretty neat perks. For one, I get to have delightful discussions in my conversation classes about a whole range of topics — travel, weddings, philosophy, aaaaand, my absolute favourite… money! I bring up money and the economy SO often and I love hearing opinions from people of a different culture. Here are some things that I’ve learned: Girls get an allowance until they’re married, men until they Read More [...]

Jul 302014

Tweet A few weeks ago now, I went on the Twitter and asked my followers a simple question: Do you think I’m sexy? Wait. That’s not right. Besides, we all know the answer is yes. I’m sexy as all hell. Just call me Captain Sex Handsome, MD. Or Esq. Either or. The other question I asked was how many stocks you guys think should be in a portfolio. The results I got were basically all over the map. Robb from Boomer and Echo sent me two competing papers which said, Read More [...]