July - September 2003 articles archive home
A little wonderful advice
“For no fee at all I am prepared to offer to any wealthy person an investment program which will last a lifetime and will not only preserve the estate but greatly increase it. Like other great ideas, this one is simple: When there is a stock market boom, and everyone is scrambling for common stocks, take all your common stocks and sell them ...
Tuesday, September 30, 2003 ... more
A few reasons for bad choices
Ever wondered why you can’t bring yourself to buy that stock you ‘know is gonna go through the roof’? Or why you’re now want to make that investment you thought was too risky a little while ago? Welcome to Behavioural Finance 101 ...
Monday, September 29, 2003 ... more
Why e-mails are not a good investment
Joel Mokyr, Professor of Economics and History at Northwestern and author of "The Lover of Riches: Technological, Creativity and Economic Progress", which was selected editor's choice by the New York Times Book Review, believes that whilst "technological innovation is great for society, it's also a most wasteful enterprise."
Friday, September 26, 2003 ... more
What rats can teach us about charting.
Whenever I become overly concerned that I can’t make heads-or-tails of charts I remind myself of a story that ran as a Fool on the Hill article on July 3, 1996. It goes something like this: “ … To find out how long it takes to extinguish a learned response, rats were placed in a cage with a pellet dispenser.
Thursday, September 25, 2003 ... more
If the Pros don't succeed, how would You?
Larry Swedroe author of The Only Guide to Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need is a Cassandra. His message: “Forget the stuff that Wall Street, the media and the mutual-fund industry peddle; the best route to long-term financial success is through low-cost passive investments such as index funds.
Tuesday, September 23, 2003 ... more
Why spend so much on trademarks?
On the one hand, the Faritec results for the second half of the year to 30 June 2003 look pretty darn good.But, from a cash perspective they are nothing short of disastrous ... there are times when index funds make sense.
Monday, September 22, 2003 ... more
Why did Hercol have such a bad second half? Friday, September 19, 2003
Maybe Excell is not so cheap? Thursday, September 18, 2003
That really was a bad six months Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Who can afford to chase bargains? Tuesday, September 16, 2003
The going’s harder than Maxtec expected. Monday, September 15, 2003
Will neuroscientists explain the markets? Friday, September 12, 2003
Donald and Mildred: friends of Mr Buffet Thursday, September 11, 2003
Peter Lynch explains his success Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Don’t be fooled by the din of the market Tuesday, September 9, 2003
When the news is down the road Monday, September 8, 2003
Think you can do what Buffett does? Friday, September 5, 2003
If only Alex White wasn’t in the red Thursday, September 4, 2003
Who says shareholders are last in the queue? Wednesday, September 3, 2003
The witch of Wall Street Tuesday, September 2, 2003
What difference can two years make? Monday, September 1, 2003
Wish I’d gone to poker school Friday, August 29, 2003
There goes the efficient market theory Thursday, August 28, 2003
Peter Lynch says it doesn’t matter Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Getting advise from Jesse and Ben Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Wish there was something to buy Monday, August 25, 2003
Frontrange is partying … uh-huh Friday, August 22, 2003
The long and winding road - to where? Thursday, August 21, 2003
The hardest thing to do, is nothing Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Truth be told, it may have been unfair Tuesday, August 19, 2003
What economists don’t know Monday, August 18, 2003
Smiling investors, beware Friday, August 15, 2003
Why is this shareholder unhappy? Thursday, August 14, 2003
The nine lives of Gilboa. Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Now, there’s a good dog Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Zaptronix doesn’t justify the risk anymore Monday, August 11, 2003
What to do with Quyn? Friday, August 8, 2003
Is Sekunjalo trading above its weight? Thursday, August 7, 2003
Why not try something different? Wednesday, August 6, 2003
If only Samrand could call it a day Tuesday, August 5, 2003
So, who you gonna believe babe? Monday, August 4, 2003
What’s Oakfield not telling us? Friday, August 1, 2003
Hey, that’s no way to treat debentures Wednesday, July 30, 2003
The latest on Pasdec … as it was Tuesday, July 29, 2003
Johnny, you been buying shares again? Tuesday, July 29, 2003
What’d you expect for 1c these days? Monday, July 28, 2003
Nothing to inspire confidence here. Friday, July 25, 2003
Don’t scoff at the poker players Thursday, July 24, 2003
When good news is confusing Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Whatever gets you through the night Tuesday, July 22, 2003
If only it was all right to trade on intuition Monday, July 21, 2003
Too much of a good thing, is not a good thing Friday, July 18, 2003
Don’t scoff at the poker players. Thursday, July 17, 2003
What’s wrong with games of chance? Wednesday, July 16, 2003
AME’s ‘turnaround’ may be overplayed Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Oh-oh, here’s another great property deal. Monday, July 14, 2003
Dreams of a pan-African exchange Friday, July 11, 2003
Why isn't education and recruitment more appealing? Thursday, July 10, 2003
It’s never too late to buy Wednesday, July 9, 2003
A survivor with speculative appeal Tuesday, July 8, 2003
Sounds simple enough: Buy low, sell high. Monday, July 7, 2003
New owners should appeal to speculators Friday, July 4, 2003
It may be this; it may be that, does it matter? Thursday, July 3, 2003
Say what you will, but don’t blame us Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Please sir, it’s not my fault. Tuesday, July 1, 2003
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