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Definition Of Money

Money mainly serves two purpose. It serves as a medium of exchange, and a storage of wealth for one’s past labor. Understanding what money is, especially the paper money in modern days, is extremely important for preserving one’s own wealth. If you don’t know how paper money is created or destroyed, you can save money […]

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An Intro To Investing In Natural Resources

Natural resources are commodity, meaning that there is no added value at all, besides its intrinsic value as being the material (such as metals or energy) or the commonly consumed products (such as pork, wheat, coffee). Because there is often no added values, they are probably the least “fashionable” investment that you can find. It’s […]

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An Intro To Investing In Precious and Base Metals

There are two types of metals for investment: precious metals as opposed to base metals. Precious metals include gold, silver, platinum, and some other less known materials such as ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, and iridium. Base and/or industrial metals include copper, nickel, aluminum, zinc, lead, and iron/steel. The reasons for investing in precious metals and […]

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A Leveraged View On My Asset Allocation

As of last Friday on June 9, 2006, my networth & portfolio looks like this: Category Net Value Control/Leverage My Company 18.4% 80.3% My Home 20.9% 29.8% Stocks/Cash 60.7% 60.7% For the explanation of why the percentage numbers don’t sum up to 100% in the column of Control/Leverage, please read my post A Different Percentile […]

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Lists Of High Yield Dividend Stocks

Here is probably the standard list of dividend stocks that pays 4.0% or above that you may find from other sites. The table is based on Jun 16, 2006 Friday’s closing price, using the last paid dividend projected forward for one year which is the way Yahoo display the dividend yields in the basic information. […]

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My Dividend Investing

I recall filling those questionaires provided by financial advisors, asking whether I like more income investing or more growth investing. Initially, I didn’t really understand the question. I told the financial advisor, “you know, I just want to have good return. I don’t really care whether it’s from income investing or from growth investing.” She […]

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Master Limited Partnership: A Great Dividend Saver

Master Limited Partnership or MLP is one of my favorite investments to replace bonds. Obviously, nothing is “safer” than bonds, but the deceiving safety is really a wealth erosion in disguise (through inflation). So what is MLP? MLPs are limited partnerships, but trades like all other stocks. Due to its partnership structure, an MLP usually […]

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Online Brokerage Comparison

Before I tell you about my terrible experience with Scottrade, let me first compare several online brokerage firms in terms of commission costs: Ameritrade Izone: Best for active traders. $5 per trade, very cheap rate for option contract at $5 + $0.75 per contract. Scottrade: Best for casual traders and/or investors. $7 per trade. $0 […]

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