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Interesting Articles For The Week 09-25

Some good readings from the internet: Have you seen Mad Money by Jim Cramer? An academic study showed that Cramer’s effect that makes recommended stocks jumped by 2% to 5%, and later reverted back to the original price, are because suckers bought into the Cramer hype at higher prices. Certainly the best way to lose […]

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Carnival Of Business #21

Welcome to Carnival of Business #21 at 1stMillionAt33.com. So many quality posts with interesting ideas. Thanks to all those who participated, and thanks to Tim at MyMoneyForest to give me this opportunity to host. If you’re on my site for the first time, I welcome you to take a look at my SiteMap or look […]

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Replacement For Citi Dividend Platinum Select Card

Yes, Citibank Dividend Platinum Select card will no longer pay out 5% but 3% cashback on gasoline, grocery, and drug, starting October. I have found my replacement credit cards. I have planned to cancel my cards, and have applied & received the following two new credit cards: HSBC Direct Rewards Platinum credit card: Flat 5% […]

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Different Ways For A Busted Refinancing Plan

I heard about many things on refinancing to get out of the coming ARM reset, and I talked about saving these reset by re-refinancing myself too. But such a successful refinancing depends heavily on the amount of home equity you built up (or the valuation of your home), and is only for people who did […]

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Why Investing Hypes Never Work

Do you know why the most widely accepted method of generating/earning more money or investing success will never work? If you understand that being rich is relative, then the reason should be a little obvious. The following numbers are only for illustration. Assume that someone found a method of generating wealth that really works, or […]

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Predicting Long Term Stock Market Return

Here is an article from MarketWatch.com on forecasting the stock market in year 2011. This is the second time that I’ve read about longer term forecasting in stock market. I think last time when I read about it was around year 2000. At that time, the forward 5 year prediction was not good. To give […]

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Housing Led Stock Market Correction

Have you seen the following chart? At a mathematical correlation of 0.79, it is scarily high. How much time do we still have before the bottom falls out? Or is it going to be a bullish 2007 with a great 4-year cycle election? With so many bulls arguing with 4-year election cycle, maybe this argument […]

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Charts On Housing Markets US Economy

In my previous post “The real losers when the housing bubble bursts”, it appears that many people did not understand what kind of inflation that I’m talking about. Apparently, you don’t read my past posts, and are not familiar with were I stand on the US economy. I’ve pulled together three charts which I thought […]

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