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Investing for Profit and Joy and Beating the S&P

I have been managing money in a hedge fund for 18 years. This month I decided to wind that part of my business down. I have had a great run. I easily beat the S&P over this period. My partners have been fantastic, but they don’t really care. I don’t blame them. Since all my …

Peak Oil!!!…What is Good Research…and an Idea for 2016…

Remember ‘peak oil’? Hint…Saudi Arabia had clean sheets. Venezuela had swaggar. Putin was riding ‘unicorns’ not three legged horses. I remember ‘peak oil’. Google search does (thousands of pages). Here is a definition from Wikipedia (Britannica will crush them) The only people that forget ‘Peak Oil’ are Wall Street banks and CNBC. The banks used …

Oh Canada…The Follow Up and The Toronto Trend

Waaay back in 2006 i was hell bent on Gold, Canada, Oil and Toronto. It helped that I was born and raised in the city. Toronto is unique as is Canada. I wrote a post that outlined my main investment thesis for the trend and I was investing my money where my mouth was . …

An 'Inconceivable' Rally…..

In March, the world was ending. I am proud of my ‘Beach Call ‘ the morning of March 9th. Today, the stock market will not go down . I am disgusted with my last three weeks of selling and fighting the tape with short sales in the S&P and Retail and my complete miss of …

Payola!

Once in a while it just flows in…. Today was the payoff day for a week of horror, angst and some good patience. Writing truly helped me stay the course in what was turning into an awful trade. I peeled and peeled today because in the end, I was dumb to get into the trade. …

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Signs of The Times

The market has it all these days. Not much good except the hint of leadership in Biotech and the ability to finally rally. The other good news is internet growth. Fred Wilson has posted some of the global internet growth numbers in this post . Fred’s takeaway… When we went out to raise a second …

Downsize…Focus…Pounce!

In 2005 The ‘Venture Vixen’ and I sold our oversized home and lot in Paradise Valley for something half the size. Our utlility bill in the summer was over $500 per month and could spike to $700 with the pool. Dumb. We sold the home the first day on the market as if it was …

Buddy Media…Crushing It

The Lazerows are cranking out growth inside of Facebook with their new AceBuck stores . Now the cool kids have a currency and a place to trade shit :) . The process is simple: If you choose to use Ace Bucks as your currency, then they handle the transaction process for you. Prefer another form …

Fertilizer "Turds" on Wallstrip…Agrium (AGU)

First off, in case you get the wrong idea from todays ending outake…I never inhaled, though I have had the munchies :) . I have totally missed owning this trend though we have covered the chemical industry on Wallstrip in the past. It’s not just Agrium (AGU or as we like to call it AGOOOOOOOO …

Trade Wars?

So the Canadian dollar has shot WAYYYY past par this week to $1.03 plus cents. It has careened out of control now that it has entered ‘no man’s land’ which has been well documented as a trend on this blog. It is fun to be right and catch a trend. This one has seemed too …