Category: Investing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you want to guess the mutual fund (company) that lost the most in the First Republic Bank rout? I mean the mutual fund that held the most $FRC before it’s being closed by FDIC and since taken over by the JP Morgan Chase. I was a bit surprised to find that the Vanguard Group,

May 13, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes I joined Twitter back in March 2008, and it’s been 14 years since I joined it. I don’t remember the exact reason I joined it, but I think one reason is probably in the early days of iOS (iPhone) app development, many developers are on Twitter as well. In recent years, the platform has expanded

November 5, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes First: I am happy to say the kids to back to school. In the last 2 weeks before school starts, some days Sophia really got bored, and she let me know that. She asked me to to buy the humming bird feeder, among other things. I recall the days I shopped at Sears (hint, a

August 27, 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes (05-11-2023) The Q1, 2023 results are here. It looks like they burned about $38 m cash. They still have about $110 liquidity (cash + marketable securities) per page 19. One thing I am not 100% is on page 20, they were saying “Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period $ 41,107”, that cash

May 25, 2022

Reading Time: 5 minutes I went to Omaha last weekend, left STL on April 29 Friday, attended meeting on April 30 Saturday, and left Omaha back to STL on May 1st Sunday. The full comment and Q&A session (including the actual shareholder meeting) is broadcasted by CNBC and available at YouTube. Note when I drove to Omaha on Friday

May 7, 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute PDFs Genenal info; Omaha visitor guide Hotel (below is copied from the general info PDF above) TRAVEL & HOTEL ASSISTANCEIf you need assistance in arranging lodging, we recommend contacting Travelink, American Express:Travelink, American ExpressHotline: (866) 301-3011(615) 277-5179 (Outside the U.S.)Email: to Hotels fill up fast, especially in the downtown area. There are many options

March 17, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Looking at the 5, 10, and 20 years chart of $CAT, $LUV and $SPY, then $MA. It seems in 5 and 20 years, $CAT beats $LUV and $SPY, while the 10 year performance was the opposite. Note I haven’t counted the dividend (or dividend re-investing in all cases). Then when I put the $MA in

December 18, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sold stock ((NYSE:BEE) at a loss for tax deduction (in year end of 2009), but forgot to buy it back in Jan 2010. Now the stock doubled the price from where I sold it. I am not trying to predict the stock price in near term, or think “what if” from hindsight here. I think

March 11, 2010

Reading Time: < 1 minute Maybe speculation lessons will be more appropriate. I bought 3 pharmaceutical stocks recently. With the outcome of MA senate race, US healthcare reform is unlikely be massive, which is good news for the pharmaceutical companies. I learned some lessons in the short span of trading small pharma stocks. I think it’s a good idea to

January 21, 2010

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Gold has been doing very well lately, partly due to the depreciation of dollar, partly due to the fear of inflation, and last but not least, due to speculation. I think this Yahoo Tech-ticker interview explained why I don’t like Gold as long term investments very well. More importantly, it suggested alternative investments for

December 17, 2009
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