Tag Archives: stock market

Economics for child geniuses

And now for something completely different. A couple of days ago, a lovely person came on this site. She commented in the “About” section here that she wanted to have some recommendations for books for her son. He needed to … Continue reading

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Hold your fire, boys (and girls)!

Yes, it is a good idea to buy on a dip in the stock market. But how do you know when the market has reached its low? Well, you don’t, of course. Tip: when it starts back up, give it … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary self! Five years and counting…

So, we’re going to celebrate and give ourself a Fifth Anniversary gift. According to the Internet, the traditional gift is wood and the modern gift is silverware. We already have wonderful wood products here at IFO-central, otherwise known as Home. … Continue reading

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Greek financial crisis?

Sisyphus fails. Okay, so the government of Greece cannot pay back the money it borrowed from banks, mainly German banks. Or can it? Or perhaps the better question is, will it? If that question has an answer, will the answer … Continue reading

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Dividends – pluses and minuses

For an income investor, stocks are all about the dividends. Early in your investing career you can re-invest your dividends. Later, you can live off of the dividends without ever touching the principal. IFO does not recommend automatic dividend reinvestment, the … Continue reading

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U.S. Senators become Zombies!

The UK became a nation of zombies more than 50 years ago, as evidenced by this British rock band of 1966: The Zombies! Sen. Harry Reid’s nuclear option, which he was against before he was for it, passed the Senate … Continue reading

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Great Depression Syndrome, part one

It’s good to chat with friends and acquaintances about investment strategy. But not to trade Hot Tips! — unless you are willing to lose said friends. That said, listening to different approaches to buying stock, bonds, real estate, luxury items … Continue reading

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Markets hit new highs: Buy? or Sell?

Historical data from 1900 If you are scared now, click on this link. We remember waiting, and waiting, for ten or more years, for the DJI to go over 1000! New highs. Buy or sell? A lovely problem to have. … Continue reading

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Walker bounce – voters and taxpayers win in Wisconsin

Commentators are getting it wrong – again. Financial pundits are saying that this morning’s big jump in the stock market is due to some European action. We don’t think so. We think the American market has been hit by a … Continue reading

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Potpourri: Egypt, Sarah Palin, idiots & charlatans

Next week is going to be interesting. The big question, of course, is, What does Sarah Palin think about the situation in Egypt? Why is this important? Because the current talking heads and analysts appear to be totally clueless about … Continue reading

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