Archive for the ‘Cheap Reference’ Category

Yahoo! Finance Cookies

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Apparently if you upgrade Flash (willingly, knowingly or not) you have to clear your cookies before things like the interactive charts and stock watch alerts will work properly again. In FireFox, you can clear individual cookies, which is great if you don’t want to have to re-login in to all of your automatic logins on hundreds of sites like me 🙂

Cheap, But Not Lazy Investment Resource

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

First, Publisher’s Clearing House is not an investment strategy. However, if all I have to do is run one of my many daily searches from their search engine to win money, why not? Funny thing is, when my daily reminder prompts me to do this it is almost always after I have done some extensive searches on everybody’s standard search engine. This means I have to get creative on what I should search for (why waste perfectly good key strokes?). So I ran a search for highest paying dividend and ran across:

Top U.S. Stocks with Highest Dividend Yield as of Mar. 13, 2010

PS: If you start using the PCH search and win, please donate my percentage using the icon at the top of this page 🙂

Good Technical Analysis Article

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The Basics of Technical Analysis

An Analysis on Company Stock Buyback

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Found this in my news search and wanted to share with my reader: Quest Capital: An Analysis on Company Stock Buyback

Offsetting Capital Gains with Capital Losses

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I would not suggest selling a good stock to offset a gain. I hang on to my colossal losers to offset future gains, though. It is important to keep in mind the difference between short term tax rates and long term rates. A good over-all reference article for this can be found at:

Invest FAQ: Tax Code: Capital Gains Tax Rates

Top 100 Global Venture Capitalists

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Red Herring published their list this week. According to The Motley Fool’s Rule Breakers, Rule Makers: The Foolish Guide To Picking Stocks, part of follow the money is to see who the other investors are.

The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers: The Foolish Guide To Picking Stocks

Managing Your Credit Score

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

I became real good at managing my credit score 30 years ago, and have just been too lazy to write it up. There is a fairly good article at to get you there if you don’t know how.

How is this cheap lazy investing? First, there are lots of companies that will charge you from $5 – $5,000 to do what you can do for free. And if you have ever tried doing much of anything with a bad credit rating, you know it is hard. It is less work to maintain good credit than to re-establish it, and still less work to re-establish knowing what to do than guessing.

Foolish Take on BofA

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

I went to the Fool site today to look into LEAP (and decided not to, thanks to the CAPS). The landing page had a really interesting article on BofA. I only hope they are right as it will make me feel better for exiting early (and profitably) on that one.

PCP Oldy But Goldy Back on the Watch List

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

I love the content at the Motley Fool, and if I ever get rich I will subscribe to their newsletters (the newsletter is definitely lazy, and cheap is always relative). Meanwhile, I get their teaser ads and the ones that actually tease me I go look up on the Gumshoe site.

This particular tease really caught my eye, and the Gumshoe’s thinkolator came up with a stock I looked at a long time ago (Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP)) and should have bought then. Now, I will hold off for the drop that askStockGuru is looking for today, i.e., around $74.

Big Bang Bid Buy BIG?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

There’s a new newsletter I signed up for (Pristine) that pointed me at Big Lots (BIG).  My rule about buying the stock of the stuff I buy is about doing so early on, where I have been shopping there for years (in fact, the desk I am writing this from I bought there).

So, today the numbers look good. I’m cheap (are you getting that?), so I am going to wait on a pullback from the current ~$23 to somewhere in the 20’s . Hopefully it will be shortly before an earnings announcement as I notice they are good about providing a positive surprise there.