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Festival Of Stocks #13

Welcome to Festival of Stocks #13 at 1stMillionAt33.com. Thanks to all those who participated, and thanks to George at Fat Pitch Financials to give me this opportunity to host. To find out how to participate and host this carnival event, go to the home page of Festival of Stocks. If you’re on my site for […]

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Test Driving Zecco

You probably have heard about Zecco already. The name stands for ZEro Cost Commission. True to their word, they offer zero commission internet trading for stocks and ETFs, for both market and limit orders as long as the account balance is above $2000. There is a limit the number of trades but it’s a more […]

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Why I Bought Gold Back In 2002

This is a holiday season, and a perfect time for me to divulge an investing secret that I don’t like to share with too many people. Only the ardent followers of my site will get to read it. Do you know why I bought gold back in 2002 for $305? Was I really that smart, […]

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A Dash Of Pink For Your Portfolio

Random Roger wrote about the Vietnam opportunity fund last week. Vietnam was in the news recently because of the failed trade bill on the eve of the APEC summit. In spite of that, Vietnam is due to become the newest member of the WTO next year while it’s doing to China what China has done […]

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The Commercial and Vix Fear Index

VIX Background The Volatility Index (VIX) was created by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in 1993; according to the CBOE, the ‘VIX measures market expectation of near term volatility conveyed by index option prices of the S&P 500. In 2004 VIX futures were made available for trading providing investors with a unique opportunity to […]

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Reversing My Positions On Canadian Trusts

After I thoroughly reviewed the tax law changes, I believe that they should be sold. Not only corporate income will be taxed, withholding rates for US investor will be raised to 41.5%. If anyone of you have further details on the tax changes, please comment. My total loss from this tax change is about $5800 […]

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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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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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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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Asset Allocation Volatility MPT

This article deals with the Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT), the scientific theory behind asset allocation. Except for geeks like me, it doesn’t make exciting reading, so for those who like sausage but can’t care less about how it is made (talk about bad analogy!) here is a quick excerpt: Volatility refers to the spread in […]

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