Monthly August, 2010

A Explanation of What Most Portfolios Are Comprised Of & Why

A Balanced Portfolio There is a general belief that a balanced portfolio is the safest way to invest. This is a variant of the mistaken belief that ‘Buy and Hold’ is a good policy. In a future blog, I will quote statistics and research showing the generally poor results that are achieved by investing in...

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The Headlines This Week are Doom & Gloom.

What were the headlines last week? We have mentioned previously that the mood of the investing public varies dramatically with the latest news flash, as if the world can change in a day or two. We think it appropriate to remind readers of headlines from two weeks ago. August 18/10 By Rudi Filapek-Vandyck of MONEY...

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Speaking About Japan -US Dollar v JP Yen – A Currency Trade

A Contribution on Currency Trading from my friend Pete The comments noted here are interesting and insightful. We at the Cymorfund do not trade currencies, and do not make recommendations in this area. Larry, you spoke about Japan in your last post and I thought I would pick up on that, as there are some...

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Which One is More Prosperous – China v Japan

Recently China officially overtook Japan to be the second largest economy behind the USA. CHINA has become the world’s second biggest economy according to data released on Monday August 16th. Japan’s economy fell behind China’s at market exchange rates in the second quarter. Japan’s data have been seasonally adjusted while those for China have not....

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An Update on Why There Will be No Double Dip Recession & How to Use LEAPS

Aug 17 2010 A Continuation of More Good News than Bad The following is an extract from today’s news. “We’ve got a cornucopia of good news. We had upbeat guidance from the largest retailer on the planet, M&A activity is picking up, and economic data that blew away all concerns about deflation,” said Art Hogan,...

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History Determines that Gold Miners are the Place to Invest

Our Current Credit Contraction We are in the midst of a credit contraction. The great trading institutions on Wall St have gone broke, changed their nature or merged with other firms. Banks everywhere are under examination as to whether they are sufficiently capitalized. Loans by financial institutions are all being examined to see their validity....

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Why Investors Find it so Difficult to Understand the Market

The Confusion of Listening to the Media To illustrate the difficulty of the investor in choosing what investment path to choose, I thought I would mention just a few of the recent headlines. These headlines are chosen at random, with no particular purpose, except to show how reading current views, or listening to talking heads,...

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Commentary on Hedge Funds

Value Investing – The Problem with Most Hedge Funds In my very first blog, my closing sentence was “In the mania to get the latest and the best, most Hedge Funds are too busy by half to see value and how to achieve great returns.” Value Investing Compared to Leverage, Margin, and Fancy Gimmicks Cymor...

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Some Thoughts about Oil, Natural Gas and Alternate Energy

Is the Place to be Energy? Or energy Service Companies? Fracking One of my favorite magazines is Forbes, and one of my favorite columnists is Ken Fisher. In the July 19, 2010 issue, Ken makes some comments about the changing nature of gas and oil exploration. To summarize his comments (forgive me if I misquote),...

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