|13629 || FMCN||18-Jul-2012 04:08 PM|
|13625 || ||18-Jul-2012 09:52 AM|
Hi, could you please advise where I can find literature on the VIE structure?
|11271 || ||17-Jul-2011 06:47 AM|
Malc.. That is a good suggestion. We will place this in the wish list.
|11267 || ||16-Jul-2011 04:22 AM|
I've found the explanations of DES etc from messages Sept 2010, (Professor, Maj etc) but they are so useful that they should be linked to a Glossary (say) on your Front Page
|11266 || ||16-Jul-2011 03:31 AM|
Can you make available a Glossary to clarify Abbreviations. eg FIE, DES, etc.?
|9050 || ||08-Apr-2011 06:45 AM|
You mean crossed back into the black for the year? Good job indeed!
|9043 || ||07-Apr-2011 11:58 PM|
Fractal.. Let's hope we can keep rolling.. Keep up the good work..
|9040 || ||07-Apr-2011 09:21 PM|
As it crossed back into the black! Considering I was down 20k less than 8 weeks ago this is a major feat for me. I know 20k is small fries to some of you high rollers out there but nonetheless this is a big deal for me lol! I never could've done it without the help of your site. Thanks guys, you rock!
|5737 || ||25-Feb-2011 03:42 PM|
Thank you for the great suggestions. This is exactly what I needed to know as I am working on improving my sell discipline.
|5726 || ||24-Feb-2011 11:10 PM|
Valo, Good to see you found our sell discipline page on Geo. It is well hidden!!! http://geoinvesting.com/about/investmentdisciplines.aspx
I have found that the best sell discipline approach is some form of the methodical rule. How much you sell at the 20% market will depend on your risk assessment of the market as well as how much you like the company. For example, in 2009 i tried to ride stocks as much as i could before selling and very little early in the rise. I have employed that same rule since September of 2010. Also, the more you like the stock, the less you sell at 20%. 20% to 50% sell at 20% is the sweet spot.
Ideally, I like to have two portfolios:
One that uses just the 20% rule with high concentrations in few companies. i would keep this port small and reduce the size once it reaches certain level. for example, let's say you start with 5k.. At about $50k, I would reduce to $25K.. so your sweet spot will be 25K to 50K..
The other that uses the methodical approach.
I have been a little messy lately and will stick some limits in next week using the methodical rule..
|5644 || MERC||17-Feb-2011 09:21 PM|
Are you following the sell discipline of 20% ? Some of the picks go up 20% in just a few days?
I was thinking we should modify the sell rule to this...
"sell 50% of your position at the 20% mark and then methodically sell your position so that you will be totally liquidated by the time the stock attains your short or long-term targets."
What do you think? With the 20% rule, my portfolio seems to be changing hands pretty often and some of the stocks are going up 100% these days (MERC, etc) The methodical approach works, but is very active.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject...
|4430 || ||17-Nov-2010 08:16 PM|
His pessimism seems to be spreading this week!!!!!!
|4144 || ||05-Nov-2010 06:30 PM|
Yip Bud Conrad from Casey Research is always very negative about the U.S. economy and about the Democrats. I receive everyday his Casey Daily, but a lot of negativity is published.
|3915 || ||08-Oct-2010 12:47 AM|
I hope this book will not depress me. I need some good news lol. I am currently reading the Miracle by Michael Schuman. It gives a nice glimpse of the historic success various Asian nations have accomplished.
I recently read Good to Great, by Jim Collins. Talks about what makes companies great. Can help us evaluate good management as well as aid one in developing personal business goals.
|3882 || ||04-Oct-2010 09:14 AM|
you want a great list of investing books Check out latest interview with abook that has billionaires Richard lefrak and Wilbur Ross http://billspetrino.com
|3282 || ||28-Jul-2010 07:17 AM|
I am reading a book from Bud Conrad: Profiting from the World's economic crisis, finding investment opportunities by tracking global trends.
Very interesting book with a lot of back-up material.
He predicts a rough road ahead for us - due to economic imbalances that have built up over the past decade - but reveals how you can prosper. Increasing U.S. government and trade deficits, oil prices, Social Security and Medicare obligations for baby boomers , the credit crisis and the weakening dollar. He also examines why some of the government's actions - such as bailing out banks and curbing interest rates - fail to address more serious, longterm issues such as too much debt.
The crisis we have entered is a major deleveraging which is the biggest shift since the Great Depression. There are enough investment opportunities from interest rates in Japan, currency to commodities.
|3108 || ||03-Jul-2010 04:08 PM|
Sorry for such the late response.
Yes, you are correct with your understanding.
Here is some more information for you on this topic with the help of one of analysts.
The underlying premise is that the value of any derivative security "derives" its value from the value of something else - in the case of stock options and warrants, the value of the stock itself. Therefore, options and warrants are constantly changing value as the stock price goes up and down. If you think about it, if you have a warrant to buy a share at a $1, the value of that warrant is much higher if the stock is selling at $2 than it is if it is selling at $0.50 (actually at $0.50, the warrant is worthless as why would you buy a share for a $1 that you could only sell for $0.50 - you can buy that same share in the open market for $0.50).
So whatever the reason for the warrants being issued, compensation or financing, the change in their value over a reporting period is reflected as a non-cash gain or loss. No money changes hands, it is really just an adjustment for accounting purposes to reflect the current value of the warrants from the previous reporting period.
|2839 || ||22-May-2010 01:22 PM|
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|2810 || ||20-May-2010 10:14 AM|
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If someone has some ideas, please respond or reply. Ideas according books are welcome but also according how to improve the blog.
|2653 || ||05-May-2010 11:50 AM|
Many of you may be familiar with some of the criteria that we use to qualify stocks as GeoSpecials.
Following a new slant, we will be increasing our emphasis on the U.S. sector when looking for stocks to include in the GeoSpecial list that may offer upside based solely on P/E ratio valuation gaps. At times, but not always, we may see a need to reference documentation to help support our decision.
If a company is growing its EPS between 20% and 30% we will generally apply a P/E of 20 on trailing EPS and a P/E of 10 on forward EPS estimates/guidance.
If a company is growing its EPS at greater than 30% we generally apply a P/E of 25 to 30 on trailing EPS and P/E of 15 to 20 on forward EPS estimates/guidance.
We will also consider book value per share in some cases.
This is intended for investors to begin their own due diligence as we generally will not interview these firms or perform full due diligence..