October - December 2006 articles archive home
Do penguins have knees?
Can atheists get insurance for acts of God? Did Noah include termites on the ark? Where does the white go when the snow melts?
Friday, December 29, 2006 ... more
 
 
Truisms
* Behind every great fortune there is a crime. - Honore de Balzac
* Don't marry for money. You can borrow it cheaper. - Scotts Proverb
Thursday, December 28, 2006 ... more
 
 
Prerequisites for success
The end of the year seems an appropriate time to think about what’s essential for success in the stock market. Here’s what I’ve come up with ...
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 ... more
 
 
Stuffed snake & frozen potatoes
Have you ever received a really bad Christmas present from a co-worker? No, I’m not talking about a lousy tie or an ugly picture frame ...
Friday, December 22, 2006 ... more
 
Castles-in-the-air
The Castle-in-the-air theorists ignore investment intrinsic values and look to the interpretation and prediction of crowd behaviour.
Thursday, December 21, 2006 ... more
 
 
For sure, it’s deep
Some people see the market as an ocean. Sometimes wild, sometimes calm. Waves move gracefully in and out, up and down.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 ... more
 
Nothing to beat owner-managers
Finding Management that says they care about you is the easiest thing in the world. How many times have you heard the claim ...
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 ... more
 
 
Rise of the Nerds
In an article titled Nerds on Wall Street Elie Lehrer and Karl Zinsmeister looked at the rise of the ‘quants’ on Wall Street.
Monday, December 18, 2006 ... more
 
 
Why aren't they here?
In a universe with billions of galaxies, each with a hundred billion stars, it is implausible that this planet is the only one with intelligent life.
Friday, December 15, 2006 ... more
 
How to keep your marbles
You are never going to know the future. Nobody can know enough about a particular company, industry or the nuances of the stock market.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 ... more
 
 
It’s all up to you
There is never a shortage of people, places, or things to blame for your failures in the market. Think about it for a minute, how many times have you blamed ...
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 ... more
 
Lawyer's secrets revealed
The shameful antics of the British legal profession were again revealed this month by the Trade magazine Legal Business.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 ... more
 
 
The Oxford Club strategy
Oxford Club Investment Advisory Panel member Dr. Van K. Tharp is "coach" to some of the world's greatest investors and traders.
Monday, December 11, 2006 ... more
 
 
High-brow version of ‘faith’
In 1994, Frank Tipler published a book called The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God and the resurrection of the dead ...
Friday, December 8, 2006 ... more
 
 
Money, the root of all evil?
“So you think that money is the root of all evil?” Said Francisco d’Anconia. “Have you ever asked what is the root of money?
Thursday, December 7, 2006 ... more
 
 
After trailers … space?
Johndan announced yesterday that it is negotiating the acquisition of a significant stake in a South-African Aerospace company.
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 ... more
 
Solely on prospects
The company returned to profitability in the “latter months” of the reporting period and therefore expects “improved annual results.”
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 ... more
 
 
They don't care.
It’s easy to see how someone would expect earnings of 8.7c a share ... however, the company reported a loss of 13c a share.
Monday, December 4, 2006 ... more
 
Don't blame your paycheque Friday, December 1, 2006
If you need a reason to buy Thursday, November 30, 2006
Guru's belief Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Something to worry about? Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Hope, faith or optimism? Monday, November 27, 2006
What does and doesn't Friday, November 24, 2006
Muddy waters create anxiety Thursday, November 23, 2006
A smart buy Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Directors' anxiety Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Welcome to faith-based investing Monday, November 20, 2006
The grasshopper & the ant Friday, November 17, 2006
Twice what it was Thursday, November 16, 2006
Volatile and counter-intuitive Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Shouldn’t someone check? Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Gems of Gurus Monday, November 13, 2006
Something about him Friday, November 10, 2006
Figures are not as annoying Thursday, November 9, 2006
For a back-of-the-envelope perspective Wednesday, November 8, 2006
You know you’re in trouble when … Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Sound familiar? Monday, November 6, 2006
Not as rational as you think Friday, November 3, 2006
Forecasting traps Thursday, November 2, 2006
Maybe one day, but until then Wednesday, November 1, 2006
News versus lip service Tuesday, October 31, 2006
When the price slips Monday, October 30, 2006
You think you had a bad week? Friday, October 27, 2006
Hard to believe Thursday, October 26, 2006
Not sure what to make of it Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Looking at prospects darkly Tuesday, October 24, 2006
10 things to remember Monday, October 23, 2006
How it came about Friday, October 20, 2006
Not to be a bore, but … Thursday, October 19, 2006
Ups and downs of being a cynic Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Taking a position on buy-backs Tuesday, October 17, 2006
For investors in the tech sector Monday, October 16, 2006
Essential knowledge Friday, October 13, 2006
Problem with rules Thursday, October 12, 2006
Impenetrable terminology Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Does it take awhile to catch-on? Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The big trade-off Friday, October 6, 2006
Some news is slower Thursday, October 5, 2006
Brief history of JDC Wednesday, October 4, 2006
What does performance matter? Tuesday, October 3, 2006
The bagel and the doughnut Monday, October 2, 2006
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