April - June 2006 articles archive home
Want to live to 100?
What does it take to live to 100? New Scientist magazine has published a list of 10 commandments that may help you join the growing number of centenarians.
Friday, June 30, 2006 ... more
How smart?
Investing is about good decision-making. Most of us, unfortunately, are prone to making sub-optimal choices. If you don’t think that applies to you, try this ...
Thursday, June 29, 2006 ... more
Setting the mood
According to The Economist magazine, what upset the markets on May 11th, was a sudden, heightened aversion to risks that were always present.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 ... more
Another perspective
John Thornhill, the editor of the Financial Time’s European edition provided his readers with a fresh perspective on the world two weeks ago.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 ... more
Little boxes
The ongoing goal is to move candidates into the mental box labelled 'Great Business at Fair Price'. The challenge is to avoid reaching false conclusions.
Monday, June 26, 2006 ... more
Are you financially savvy?
You can only consider yourself financialy svvy if ... you enjoy financial talk shows for their entertainment value while knowing that 95% of what’s said is nonsense.

Friday, June 23, 2006 ... more
In whom we trust
Wescoal says it is confident of achieving forecast earnings of 8.6c a share for the year ending 31 March 2008. Trouble is, that was the forecast for 2007.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 ... more
Here’s why not
The higher the percentage of your portfolio that's concentrated into a single stock, the greater the effect on your net worth as that stock moves up in price.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 ... more
Fear versus risk
In an August 2005 issue of USA Today Marc Siegel pointed out that terrorism is more about fear than it is about actual risk.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 ... more
Could it be that simple?
When a company announces good news over a prolonged period of time investors tend to become excessively optimistic about its prospects, pushing its stock price too high.
Monday, June 19, 2006 ... more
What about Charlie?
Last year, two finance professors at the University of Notre Dame, examined whether cognitive aging adversely affects the stock investment choices of older investors.
Thursday, June 15, 2006 ... more
Who knows?
Meanwhile, Andisa Security analyst David Davis apparently said in his ‘The Future of Gold’ report that the price of gold could reach $1 200 an ounce by December 2015.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 ... more
As it turns out, the company realized an operating profit of R364,000, a net profit of R181,000 and a net cash inflow from operations of R127,000.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006 ... more
What to Avoid
There are always a few good ‘penny stocks’ around but, in order to find them, you need to know what to look for and what to avoid.
Monday, June 12, 2006 ... more
Germany, 2006
The England squad took with them to Germany 24 cans of styling mousse, 48 cans of wasp killer, 2,300 Jaffa Cakes, 122 pairs of white socks ...
Friday, June 9, 2006 ... more
How things can change Thursday, June 8, 2006
Bless ‘em Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Maybe, they don’t know either Tuesday, June 6, 2006
Thinking ahead Monday, June 5, 2006
Who’s Jan Galt? Friday, June 2, 2006
Indecision and fear Thursday, June 1, 2006
The big lie Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Why not, hey? Tuesday, May 30, 2006
To reiterate Monday, May 29, 2006
Geekonomics Friday, May 26, 2006
Value of new listings Thursday, May 25, 2006
Half the story? Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Propositions – part 2 Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Propositions – part 1 Monday, May 22, 2006
Good new for Boomers Friday, May 19, 2006
It’s a shame Thursday, May 18, 2006
As he sees it. Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Value versus Return Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Profit warnings Monday, May 15, 2006
How bad? Friday, May 12, 2006
A Boom(er) Bust? Thursday, May 11, 2006
What to make of it? Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Caveat investor Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Just stories Monday, May 8, 2006
Money problems ... Friday, May 5, 2006
Oil, rates and risk. Thursday, May 4, 2006
DCM Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Spilled milk Tuesday, May 2, 2006
It took a while Friday, April 28, 2006
VCM - Without success Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Gold soars. Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Know the signs Monday, April 24, 2006
Odds on apocalypse Friday, April 21, 2006
Easy money Thursday, April 20, 2006
The tin heist Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Of teaspoons Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Last bits of advise Thursday, April 13, 2006
Cramer continued… Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Dealing with the inevitable Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Again and again Monday, April 10, 2006
Why did the chicken cross the road? Friday, April 7, 2006
The American dream? Thursday, April 6, 2006
Richer and richer Wednesday, April 5, 2006
It’s not over yet Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Fables Monday, April 3, 2006
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