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Invest in Real Estate | New Real Estate Exchange Called Primarq

July 18, 2013: I just read about a very interesting new way to invest in real estate through a real estate exchange called Primarq.  It essentially is a marketplace where homeowners and homebuyers can “sell” part of their home to investors in exchange for cash.  Primarq seems to be a startup, and as such, they… Read more »

Single Family House Analysis

July 16, 2013: One of my property managers sent me this HUD listing for a 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with a detached garage.  Asking price is $32,200.  Below are 2 pictures.     The house needs quite a bit of work.  As you can see, there is no ceiling in the front part of… Read more »

Opportunities…..

July 15, 2013: I’d like to write a bit today about opportunities.  One of the problems an investor faces is choosing the best investments with a finite amount of funds.  Unless you are Warren Buffett or another billionaire investor with almost unlimited funds, you only have so much money to invest.  And once you invest… Read more »

New Highs In The Stock Market

July 12, 2013: The Stock Market is back into a confirmed uptrend. The Dow and the S&P 500 made new closing highs today.  The markets have already priced in an interest rate hike, although the Fed has not yet acted on its announcement of tapering its bond purchases.  Fears of continually rising interest rates have subsided, and investors… Read more »

Stock Market: Uptrend Confirmation

July 11, 2013: Today’s stock market rally provided a confirmation day for a new uptrend, ending the recent stock correction.  Let me define how this is determined.  After a stock market correction, the market will attempt a rally.   Day 1 of a rally is defined as an upday from the previous day’s low.  Days 2… Read more »

Rising Interest Rates – What Does This Mean for Investors?

July 10, 2013: In recent days interest rates have started to rise from the extremely low levels of the last 5 years. The Fed recently announced that it will begin “tapering” it’s $85 billion bond purchases sooner than the 2015 target date it had previously announced.  The Fed has been purchasing huge amounts of bonds since the… Read more »

Dogs of the Dow mid-year update

July 7, 2013: The Dogs of the Dow is a stock market investment strategy outlined in our Stocks course.  The following article gives one writer’s update of the strategy’s performance through June 30,2013. Dogs of the Dow article The Dogs strategy has provided a 20% return for 2013 through June 30, 2013, not including dividends. … Read more »

Stock Purchases/ DDD & SSYS

July 1, 2013: Though we are in a stock market correction, I decided to purchase two of the four companies that are in the 3D printing category.  I owned 3D Systems recently and only sold because the market got too frothy.  I consider the 3D printing stocks to be a core holding due to their disruptive technology which I… Read more »

Stock Market Lesson: Ruckus trade update

RKUS update 6-2013

June 28, 2013 I thought I would follow up on a trade that I placed in February 2013.  I bought shares of Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) on February 13, 2013 and was stopped out the following day on February 14, 2013. I wanted to followup on this trade and show the importance of using stop-loss orders…. Read more »

Stock Market Lesson: HPQ update

HPQ update 6-2013

June 17, 2013 I wanted to followup on my Hewlett-Packard trade placed back in November 2012, when I bought shares at 11.52.  Here is a chart through today: (Click chart to enlarge)   This chart shows a classic decline and panic V bottom in November.  I  purchased the stock on November 20, the panic day…. Read more »