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What a week already.  All day yesterday was my “prep” day for this morning’s colonoscopy.  In two words, it sucks!  Basically your prep day is a chicken broth fast (I recommend “bone broth” due to the high protein content).  All you can consume exclusively is broth and jello gelatin.  That’s it!  Like I said, it sucks!  Later […] ...
Posted: Sep 25 2018 @ 5:23 PM
This morning I purchased TLT (20-year Treasury Bond ETF) because it is a contrarian trade.  I based this trade on several factor, two of which are the short term oversold technical picture and also due to the extreme negative sentiment toward bonds. If you’ve read any of my earlier posts on trading and investing you’re […] ...
Posted: Sep 20 2018 @ 11:18 PM
(article I) RE: Rolex Flippers & “Gray Market” sellers (article II) RE: Rolex & the Grey Market NOTE: This article may shock some readers, as they may feel that I am materialistic, ostentatious, and/or ego-driven.  This is not the case at all. In fact, other readers will say to themselves, “why haven’t I thought of this before?!”  I […] ...
Posted: Sep 15 2018 @ 1:37 PM
RE: DB Bottom? This week I’ve redeployed a bit of my available cash to work in some contrarian stock picks.  Over the years I’ve found that the best investments to purchase are the asset classes that everyone else hates.  The ones that are beaten down.   In 2014 I purchased several energy stocks as well as XLE.  At […] ...
Posted: Sep 07 2018 @ 12:56 PM
Most everyone in the FIRE (Financially independent, Retired Early) community has their own unique investment strategy/philosophy.  From what I’ve gathered from many FIRE bloggers, they are passive index-investors.  If I did a survey I’d probably find that most have a heavy allocation (some fully invested, others at least 70% in stocks) to equities in the […] ...
Posted: Aug 20 2018 @ 5:26 PM
On July 10th I posted that I was taking profits and liquidating my ETF’s.  Today I waded back in the water in a small way.  I purchased a 1/2 position (200 shares) of the midcap ETF, $MDY.  I was able to purchase it today (near the lows of the day) at a price several points […] ...
Posted: Aug 16 2018 @ 1:17 AM
This short article at ESI Money  inspired me to write about mortgages.  Is it better to pay it off completely or keep it (assuming the interest rate is locked in at a low rate) and invest the difference?  I’m not a financial planner and I cannot advise readers on what to do.  Having said that […] ...
Posted: Aug 07 2018 @ 7:03 PM
In a recent article I mentioned that I was taking profits at the 2790 level (basis the S&P 500 index).  Based on today’s prices, the market is 1% higher.  Was my desire to take profits on my Long positions premature?  Is there a higher presence of risk here at loftier levels?  What moves am I making now? […] ...
Posted: Aug 01 2018 @ 12:36 PM
I am not into self-help, feel good-about-myself books.  Tony Robbins?  No thank you.  I believe most self help “gurus” and life coaches are full of shit.  Having said that, I noticed a recent bestseller that caught my eye.  I purchased it, read it, highlighted it throughout, and I highly recommend it.  “The Subtle Art of […] ...
Posted: Jul 23 2018 @ 2:13 PM
In my June 25th post  I explained why I was a buyer of the dip in the markets.  I purchased several ETF’s on that day at a time when the S&P was trading at the 2710 area. Today I took profits on those positions as soon as the S&P hit 2790.  I didn’t anticipate this […] ...
Posted: Jul 10 2018 @ 5:29 PM


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