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46th Carnival Of Investing

Welcome to the 46th Carnival of Investing, hosted at My 1st Million At 33! Thanks to all the contributors to the carnival to make this another great carnival for more learning on investing your money, and thanks to Jonathan for making hosting arrangements. Using my own judgment, I have highlighted the posts that I like […]

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Ideological Bear

I found this term when surfing one of the financial sites over the weekend and thought it an apt term for my thinking at this time. Just to clarify: I’ve been writing about asset allocation which normally calls for being fully invested at all times. However, only about half of my assets are invested that […]

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Tips For Listing A Loan on Prosper

My Digg of This Week is at Blogging Away Debt, paying down $10K credit card debt in seven month! Tricia maintains an excellent personal finance blog, and she has always been so meticulous on the in & out of her money. If you want to learn more about investing in a Prosper.com Loan, or how […]

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Investing Against US Dollar

First of all, make sure you understand the title correctly. Investing against $US is in no way investing against US, nor is it unpatriotic. As I have talked many times in my blog, I expect a higher than normal inflation rate going forward compared to recent history and compared to other countries, most likely this […]

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Oil Market Is Close At Bottom

I believe the bottom of oil market is right here around $57. Consider buying any of the beaten oil stocks, such as MRO, VLO, COP, or ERF, PWI for Canadian Royalty trusts, or oil-related index OIH, XLE. One may wait for another pullback, or if you don’t have any positions, now is a very good […]

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Shareholder Rights And Activism

I’m not sure if you follows any of the drama in the merger between GG (G at Toronto market) and GLG. The management at GG decides to dilute GG by 67% without giving shareholders a right to vote. Not only that, when shareholders challenge and request for a vote, GG management expresses unwelcome messages and […]

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Carnival of the Capitalists

Welcome to Carnival of the Capitalists – 10/2/06 Edition at 1stMillionAt33.com. Thanks to all those who participated, and thanks to Jay to give me this opportunity to host. Onto the Carnival of the Capitalists, posts are listed roughly in the order of submission. For most posts, I’ve added a short summary or my own commentary. Please DO NOT SUBMIT […]

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Asset Allocation ETF Account

The best way to learn about something is to see it in action. In this article, I’ll examine the performance of a simple all-ETF portfolio that is actually a part of my wife’s account at Scottrade. I convinced her to devote $30k to this portfolio in September of last year and have been tracking its […]

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Gold: A Precious Metal

I was heartened by gold’s price action over the last three days seen in the price chart from Kitco below. From a high near $592 on the 23rd, it dropped nearly $19 to a low near $574 on the 24th. It then almost recovered all the way back to $592 today (25th). Gold stocks, as […]

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