Archive for December, 2012

JCPenney Wise or Pound Foolish?

Monday, December 31st, 2012
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JCP fell for good reasons this year. A stupid change in promotional approaches and working with vendors who no longer deliver the same quality has killed the stock and my shopping habits at the store. OTOH, my family still shops there, and I have learned that I am not the bellwether of fashion, so watching this for now.

Post Profit Posting

Sunday, December 30th, 2012
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Did really well with APRI and never posted it here. Go figure.

A Global Economy Means Not Having to Bank at Home

Saturday, December 29th, 2012
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So Fifth Third is looking  to be the next global power, or at least US boom bank. Just gotta get out before they go bust.

Buy What Your Kids Buy

Saturday, December 29th, 2012
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The appeal to Zumiez for me is the appeal to my daughter. If she has it on her wish list, it will generally be a money maker.

Is Media Madness Managing Your Money?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
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It amazes me how many people who cry poverty to me have higher monthly media bills that I do. I consider mine to be ridiculously over-priced and only tolerate it as much as I do for my family members (or rather, to avoid the noise of putting a stop to it). Anyone who does not have a fully-funded retirement account but has a smart phone should hang up, shut up, and buck up.

Fusion IO

Monday, December 10th, 2012
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A friend of mine that exchanges investment ideas pointed me to this one  as a good take over candidate. Cheap, lazy, and avoiding responsibility 🙂

Sound Investment

Monday, December 10th, 2012
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I’ll let the pun speak for it self, and the Gumshoe tell the tale that turned me on to this one. Hoping it is early enough to catch it at its next drop to the current support of $4.

Tracking Gentex Corp. (GNTX) After the Fact

Saturday, December 1st, 2012
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I picked up GNTX on a bad day for them. So far, that is working for me.