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New Rental Property Purchase


This post is an update to my post back on March 18, 2013: Sometimes good investments take time to develop…… Back in March I visited my property manager in Indiana to look for more rental properties.  We looked at about 10 properties, and I ended up making offers on three single family houses.  I… Read more »

Voxeljet IPO purchase | 3D Printing Stocks

Voxeljet AG (VJET), a German company that manufactures 3D printing machines and systems, made its IPO debut today. The company priced 6.5 million American depositary receipts (ADRs) at $13 each. (ADRs are simply securities of non-U.S. companies that trade on the U.S. stock exchanges.) The shares opened for trading around 19, and ended up 122… Read more »

3D Printing Stocks | ExOne Stock Trade Review

3D Printing Stocks - ExOne stock chart

September 26, 2013: Let’s take a look at 3D printing company ExOne’s stock chart today since we were stopped out of our position on Monday: (click to enlarge) ExOne’s stock has continued lower since Monday, and today it closed down 6.14% near the lows for the day on high volume.  This shows that the big institutions… Read more »

ExOne Stock Trade Sell

ExOne (XONE) stock chart

September 23, 2013: Today my ExOne stock trade stop-loss was triggered, and the stock was sold as 48.75.  Let’s review this trade to see what we can learn from it. Below are the two links to previous posts on this stock trade: ExOne (XONE) – Stock Trade Update ExOne (XONE) – Stock Trade Filled First,… Read more »

Qihoo 360 (QIHU) Stock Trade – Take Profits

Qihoo 360 stock chart

[printfriendly]September 19, 2013: Our Qihoo 360 (QIHU) stock purchase back on May 6th has done fantastically well.  We have almost tripled our money.  Click this link to review our Qihoo stock trade. Let’s take a look at a current chart of QIHU.  This is a really nice chart – look at how it just trending… Read more »

ExOne (XONE) – Stock Trade Update

ExOne (XONE) stock chart

September 18, 2013: Let’s update our 3D printing company ExOne (XONE) stock trade that was filled on September 12.  On Monday September 16th the stock had another big decline and closed at the lows for the day on high volume.  This is not a good sign.  This shows that the big institutions are selling en masse. … Read more »

ExOne (XONE) – Stock Trade Filled

ExOne (XONE) stock trade/ stock chart

September 12, 2013: My ExOne (XONE) stock trade order placed this morning ended up being filled today at 55.70.  This was a surprise as I did not expect the stock to make a big down move today.  The stock ended up at 55.54, down 7.10 or 11.33%, on high volume.  XONE announced a share offering… Read more »

3D Printing Stock ExOne (XONE) – Stock Order

chart of 3D printing company ExOne stock nearing 100 day moving average

September 12, 2013: I am looking to add the third of the three available 3D printing stocks. I have already purchased 3D Systems (DDD) and Stratasys (SSYS). The last stock is ExOne (XONE).  It looks like it is time to place a ExOne stock trade. 3D Printing Let’s talk a bit about 3D printing, also called… Read more »

Municipal Bond Investing | Muni Bond Fund Purchase

Municipal Bond Investing | Pimco CA Municipal Income Fund (PCQ) chart

[printfriendly]September 10, 2013: Municipal bond investing should be a part of every investor’s investing strategy.  Municipal bonds, or munis, are one of the few investments that are tax-free at the federal level, and tax-free at the state level if the bond or bond fund invests in municipal bonds in the state you live. Today I added to one of… Read more »

Solar City Stock Trade | Order Filled


September 5, 2013: SOLAR CITY STOCK TRADE FILLED My buy-stop order to purchase Solar City stock (SCTY) on a pullback into the gap was filled today at 29.32.  Let’s review the chart and the gap chart pattern setup. (Click to enlarge) I placed a buy-stop order to buy Solar City (SCTY) at 29.30, right at… Read more »