Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B)

Okay, okay! I know that, in my last post, I said I would write about a couple of all-around funds that could be used as core investment holdings in your portfolio; however, I decided to digress a bit. Today, it was announced that H.J. Heinz (HNZ) agreed to be bought-out by Berkshire Hathaway (you know, […]

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Know Your Sources, Know Your Surroundings And Know Yourself

Recently, I was reading an article from my Web hosting provider about the art of research. The article mentioned all of the well-known online search engine tools like Bing, Google and Yahoo, and it introduced a few other tools that were more specific to bloggers. And though the article offered a variety of new and […]

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Bump, Bump, Bump? A Triple Top?

For those of us who like to watch chart patterns there is a very interesting (and worrisome) pattern developing in the S&P 500 – the dreaded triple top chart pattern. As can be seen in the chart to the left, the S&P 500 is fast approaching a triple top pattern. The significance of such a […]

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The Miracles Behind Genetic Testing

In the mid-1970’s Frederick Sanger, a British born biochemist and two-time recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, developed techniques to sequence Deoxyribonucleic acid – better known as DNA. Sanger’s work opened the door to that which may be the biggest boon to our current economy – and to our sheer survival. According to information provide […]

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Save For The Future But Live For Today

In late August of 2012 (one day after my birthday) my wife learned that she had breast cancer (not the best birthday present I have ever received). At the time, the news was devastating and very depressing. Since then, however, we have come to realize that the diagnosis is not the death sentence we initially […]

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Screening for Individual Corporate Bonds

In my last post I wrote about about my desire to move my investment dollars to corporate bonds because of the deflationary period in which we currently find ourselves. For the sake of clarity, and for the gold bugs out there who believe we will be entering, or are presently in, a period of high […]

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Switching to Corporate Bonds

There comes a time (or times) in everyone’s life when an individual must take stock of their given personal situation and make adjustments as necessary. For me one of times recently came when my wife and I had to address issues surrounding my daughter’s education (or lack thereof). During that same time I realized that, […]

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Time to Make Adjustments

In everyone’s life change is inevitable, and it is a good idea to, periodically, take some to take stock of one’s situation and make adjustments as necessary. For me, the past couple of months have been one of those moments in time when I needed to sit back, assess the situation and then make some […]

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O Canada

One of the best places I have found for income seeking investors to invest is in Canada. Canada is a resource rich country primarily known for its oil and gas reserves. However, what may come as a surprise to some is that Canada is home to much of the world’s corn, peas, wheat, nickel and […]

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Taking our options trades one step further, another one of the options strategies I use quite often is the Collar. With a Collar a Call is sold against shares that are owned (or purchased at the time of the trade) and, with the premium dollars taken in from sale of the Call, a lower strike […]

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