Archive for the ‘TANSTAAFL’ Category

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG)

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Missed the IPO, hoping for a brief fall before picking up.

Cheap Lazy OPWR Tracking

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Bought on dip from my Losers URL.

Profiling the Profiler

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Sounds like a good plot for tv show and also describes an Investor Place pitch I read this morning that has me interested in R.R. Donelley.

If the Shoe Fits…

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Wait for the stock to be uncomfortably tight before buying.

Sea Drill, See Buy?

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Really good pitch at the Motley Fool for SDRL which I started researching due to its ranking on the High Yield list.

Hoping to Clean Up on DUST

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

My play for gold volatitilty

Tracking Google

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Why not, they’re tracking me? Plus, a good analysis at

Will an Improved Economy Improve Debt Repayment

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

I’m on the fence here. I did well with high-interest lenders when things sucked big time, then they went private, ceasing my profits. I know that when things get better for me I reduce debt as quickly as I can. If the average consumer also does that, then debt collection could be a soon-to-boom space and this InvestorPlace article gives a good argument for PRAA and ECPG.


Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

I got HBI for “free” as a spin-off years ago, in the heady days when they didn’t devalue the stock for the spin offs. Now I just track it and may sell if it looks like it will either crater or stagnate.

Why Technical Articles are a Bad Source for Technical Stock Evaluation

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

An article on TechCrunch is getting some traffic thanks to a LinkedIn link. While the general topic of Cisco exiting the consumer market is useful information to consider, the writer gives a very misleading argument about for the value of the consumer market for network hardware “The story in CE these days is BYOD”. BYOD is exactly why big security and network appliances will be big business. The home user could care less if their network is secure (check your neighborhood wifi spots for “Linksys” and you’ll see).

I’m not decided on whether this was a good or bad move for Cisco, but I’m leaning towards good thinking back to IBM selling off the laptop division to Lenovo.