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RIM – stock-picking shame and salvation!

Finally RIM is getting some respect.  Today ScotiaCapital upgraded the stock to a sector outperform rating: “In our view RIM does not need to deliver the best selling smartphone in order to deliver an upside EPS surprise. And we believe … Continue reading

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Ride the Kentucky Bourbon Trail – Investment Research?

I have friends who take great pleasure in discussing the latest wine releases, and some who have built temperature and humidity-controlled rooms in their homes to store hundreds of bottles of wine they’ve collected. More surprising, I recently read that … Continue reading

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Facebook and yes; looks matter more than reputation

Our love of good stories often biases our decisions, which is evidenced by the scrambling to buy the Facebook IPO despite the fact that there’s virtually no concrete financial data to justify the price of the business (if it is even … Continue reading

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GOLF Don’t need no Eagle!

Investment idea today? Market commentary?  I got NOTHING!  But I am starting to look forward (only God knows why) to hitting the links.  I made this video (original music of course) to remind me to keep my expectations modest.  Turn … Continue reading

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Fairfax – Folly of Risk Management Part Deux!

A mere three days after publishing my brief rant about The Folly of Risk Management we learned that Fairfax Financial Holdings lost a chunk of money on their investments because of the hedges in place. To be fair, these same … Continue reading

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Wanna be a Portfolio Manager? Forget the ‘walk’ and learn the ‘talk’!

Portfolio managers become very adept at covering their everyday-idiot side and at a moment’s notice switching on their learned-professional alter ego. Like the Two Face character from Batman comics, it’s often difficult to determine who it is you’re actually talking … Continue reading

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Oil stocks cheap enough yet?

From Bloomberg (June 22nd): “Crude for August delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell as much as 93 cents to $93.24 a barrel in electronic trading and was at $93.65 at 1:35 p.m. London time. The contract yesterday climbed … Continue reading

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