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What is the Recommended Investment Strategy for Household Investors?

Saturday, 16 May 2009, 4:10 | Economics, Investing, Risk Management | 0 Comment
by Numan

I’ve promised to update you, my readers, on my investment decisions. I’ve decided. After months of deliberation I’ve finally decided on getting my feet wet again and bought some stocks on Monday. As readers of The Personal Financier know I am a big fan of investment vehicles that track certain indices such as index funds […]

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The Recent Rally in Stock Prices is Nearly Over

Saturday, 11 April 2009, 4:04 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Stock markets around the world have surged by over 25% during March and April. I believe market players are already looking for a good excuse to start selling again… During the past month we’ve witnessed an amazing good old rally in stock prices. The S&P jumped from its recent new low of 676 points to […]

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Stock Surges Are Usually Unexpected – How To Make Sure You Won’t Miss Out

Saturday, 28 March 2009, 3:57 | Investing, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

Historical market data explains why many investors, including myself, missed on the recent surge in stock prices Since my last post the markets have astonishingly recovered over 20%. A couple of press releases by Citi and Bank of America were enough to send the financial sector sky rocketing with these two banking giants doubling their […]

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Is This the Opportunity of a Lifetime?

Saturday, 6 December 2008, 18:45 | Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Does the current crisis pose the opportunity of a lifetime? Lately I’ve noticed a change in attitude. It just might be my wishful thinking, and I certainly don’t have any objective data to support this feeling but I think something is shifting. Considerably more articles are concentrating on the opportunity part of the current ...

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The Wine Industry: A lesson in marketing

Friday, 28 November 2008, 18:44 | Economics, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

An interesting thought experiment: How would you value your wine collection should the labels wash away? Yesterday I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a local boutique winery. The winemaker took us on a short tour through his winery explaining about the high quality of the local terroir, a French term used to denote the special […]

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Citi in Trouble, Violent Market Swings and Staring at Stock Charts: My Thoughts

Sunday, 23 November 2008, 18:43 | Economics, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Citi won’t be allowed to fall, we got accustomed to violent swings pretty fast and I admit it: I’m addicted to stock charts. #1 Citi’s troubles are a whole different ball game During this crisis a lot of “unthinkables” occurred, changing our perspective on the financial markets and their institutions. I ...

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How I Saved $2,000 by Being Creative and What Else Did I Discover

Friday, 17 October 2008, 14:28 | Budgeting, Money Saving Tips, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

The before and after pictures of my latest experiment are attached but there was so much more to the process. The straw that broke this camel’s back was a cream “oven painted” M.D.F bed and dresser priced at a whopping $2,400. We’ve been looking for a new bedroom for quite some time now but haven’t […]

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The Stock Market as a Parody of Itself

Tuesday, 30 September 2008, 16:51 | Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

I’ve already called it manic-depressive but now the stock market just has that aroma only really bad jokes have I honestly didn’t think the politicians had it in them. It takes guts to vote against a plan which is, allegedly, the only thing that can save the markets. Imagine yourself presented with a $700 Billion […]

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