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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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Asset Allocation Introduction

The terms asset allocation and passive investing are generally interchangable. There are four basic ingredients: a) determine a mix of asset classes based on investment goals and risk tolerance; b) select the best performer(s) in each class; c) allocate funds to each and HOLD them; d) periodically re-balance and re-adjust asset mix as investment goals […]

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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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