Archive for February, 2011

  • Quote of the Day – Charlie Sheen
    Posted by on February 28th, 2011 at 11:30 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits You must click over and watch this craziness – Charlie Sheen’s Good Morning America interview (embedding disabled, must click over) Andrea Canning: […]

  • If I had A Nickel…
    Posted by on February 28th, 2011 at 2:28 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Ok kids – I’m going to let you in on another blockbuster trade.  This one is a slam dunk – principal protected, […]

  • Joe Mama
    Posted by on February 28th, 2011 at 9:33 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Today The Saint Joe Company announced the resignation of their CEO.   They also announced that Failholme’s Bruce Berkowitz will (re)join the Board […]

  • Berkshire Hathaway Annual Letter – “At Berkshire, our time horizon is forever”
    Posted by on February 26th, 2011 at 12:24 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Warren Buffett’s annual letter to BRK shareholders is out.   It’s one of the best free lessons available, and well worth the […]

  • EGPT – An Important Correction & Clarification
    Posted by on February 26th, 2011 at 10:34 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits This piece is an enhancement to my previous post about EGPT. Thanks to Dave Nadig at IndexUniverse for pointing out an essential […]

  • Who’s Gonna Plow This Town Tonight?
    Posted by on February 25th, 2011 at 10:33 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits After a foot of snow today, this seems timely (fast forward to the 40 second mark where the action starts):   Oh, […]

  • “I’m Paying You With Your Own Money,” Freddie KGB!
    Posted by on February 25th, 2011 at 9:03 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Yep, I’ve used this quote and theme before, as recently as  November, 2010 which was, coincidentally, the last time Freddie Mac reported […]

  • Twitter and the Homeless
    Posted by on February 24th, 2011 at 9:19 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Sign of the times, I guess: “Derrick Wiggins, 44, began his daily tweeting at 5:41 Wednesday morning, and it wasn’t about the […]

  • He Said / He Said – Geithner vs Hoenig Edition
    Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Speaking today, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: “The core of the American financial system is in a much stronger position than it was […]

  • Youtube Requires Google Account
    Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 at 1:30 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits On Youtube this morning, I got the following notice when I tried to load a page: ““You will no longer be able […]

  • About that EGPT… The Process of Forming a Trade Thesis
    Posted by on February 22nd, 2011 at 8:19 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits EDIT: after you read this piece, please read the correction/clarification post I wrote.   Last Monday I mentioned a situation in EGPT […]

  • Insight of the Day – Jeffrey Gundlach on Muni Bonds
    Posted by on February 21st, 2011 at 1:10 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits From Barrons: “What makes the $2.7 trillion muni market particularly vulnerable, Gundlach says, is its weak psychological underpinnings. Many investors in municipals […]

  • Monday Links
    Posted by on February 21st, 2011 at 9:46 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve already seen these links of interest from the weekend: – Monopoly, Milton Friedman’s Way – […]

  • OH THE HORROR! Asia Stocks Tumble!
    Posted by on February 20th, 2011 at 11:43 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits After a day of skiing the crap out of Mount Sunapee today, I checked in with my friend, The Internet, to see […]

  • Jeopardy, Watson, IBM, Google, and the Future of Search
    Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 9:55 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I am a comma-aholic – it’s probably my greatest technical flaw as a writer  – my overuse of commas.  See how I […]

  • Why Do Fax Machines Still Exist?
    Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 9:40 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I want to clarify – from my recent post on how I didn’t like the “technological advancements” of Monopoly Live – I’m […]

  • Manual Labor
    Posted by on February 17th, 2011 at 8:55 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I’m up at my in-laws’ house, working on the finishing design of our new maple syrup pans – more on that in […]

  • Monopoly Live – This is Progress?
    Posted by on February 15th, 2011 at 11:50 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits How do you take one of the greatest games for both kids and adults and absolutely destroy it?  I give you: Monopoly […]

  • Tuesday Humor
    Posted by on February 15th, 2011 at 9:45 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits 1) The honey badger is the nuts (h/t GYC)!  NSFW – language httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg&feature=player_embedded 2) Props to The Content Farm for making a […]

  • EGPT – The Problem With Cash Creations: An ETF Lesson Part IV
    Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 10:15 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits EDIT: after you read this piece, please read the correction/clarification post I wrote.   I’ve written at length about ETFs and the […]