From: January 2009

Web Video Meets Education at Edufire.com

The only segment of the market even close to working right now is education stocks. Look at the data. Rosetta Stone filing to go public in a shitty market . Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) broke the longest IPO drought in decades . When things go to hell in a handbasket people look at their lives …

High School Ventures…All Aboard

I would call my new fund ‘Elementary School Ventures’, but I just saw my nine year old son Max trying to lick his forehead for an hour and I realized that may be just too early. Instead, I will take a little less risk and look to start a fund to back high schoolers sometime …

Deep Market Thoughts…Bupkus!

It has been a long while since I posted my Deep Market Thoughts because there are none worth sharing. Unless you are a trading whiz (not me) it’s just hard still. I have made a few good trades that I am covering on Twitter (Capital One and Retail – RTH) but look forward to the …

Twitter….What Would You Pay?

If you could invest $10,000 in a private web company, which company and valuation would you pick? Twitter – $250 million – reports TechCrunch (who has a knack for making shit like this up on weekends – hence it’s declining daily valuation) Facebook – $5 billion Digg – $60 million Mahalo – $40 bucks I …

It's Hard to Be a Bull

Our governments are always in over their heads, but the financial situation has put them in an impossible situation. Like with my local bank situation in the previous post, the reactions are to react in a closed fashion saying ‘NO’ like health care companies do every day. I was noting yesterday that the treasury bond …

Corporate Eavesdropping on Twitter…Cool?

So far, I think so. I was having a late night twitter conversation with my pal Jevon and he was asking for a Stocktwits of restaurant reviews. I said that it did not interest me because of the advertising revenue model. CitySearch chimed into our conversation by tweeting to us ‘Hmm…we’re doing ok. Sorry to …