Category: Investment

Foolish with Money

April 15th, 2009
It's tax day, which is the starting point for this anecdote. I have an account with a particular stock broker dating back a decade. When I was young and naive and working at Cisco, I got cold-called by a broker and decided to send him some money.… more »

Dow 6,700

March 3rd, 2009
Well, my prediction of a January bounce appears to have been wholly incorrect, but my accompanying prediction of a subsequent collapse seems downright prescient. When the market had its first dizzying one-week plummet late last year we yanked more or le… more »

Oil Prices

August 21st, 2008
Oil prices have recently gone from a high of $147 a barrel down to $115. Of course, this is all up from $25 a barrel in 2002. Now, as oil and gasoline prices began to pinch, various talking heads began to blame the high prices on "speculators". I lar… more »

What Inflation?

April 16th, 2008
Well, the dollar is at its lowest ever against the euro, and oil prices are the highest ever... but don't let that fool you. It's going to get worse. If you lived through the seventies I hope you liked them, because they're back. more »

Crack Financial Reporting

April 1st, 2008
I visited the Motley Fool website yesterday, as I occasionally do. This isn't a recommendation, by the way, a friend is a longtime member of theirs so I check up on them occasionally, but in general they just seem like a way to advertise investment stra… more »