I would never have guessed that Dubai was cheap (although it’s one of the last places on the planet I’d ever want to live). Mildly interesting…………(more…)
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Well, my friends, this is one of those rare times when the last thing I want to talk about is the stock market. No charts. No retracements. No trendlines or arcs. Nothing. I’m just too damned disgusted with the entire affair. So I’m going to write about something different, and it’s from my personal life.
The majority of our family’s wealth is in California real estate, most of it income generating. Each month, we get a lump sum payment of the accumulated rent gathered from tenants, along with a report as to who paid what, what expenses were incurred, and so forth. Simple stuff.(more…)
Preface to all eight parts: The stock market from January 4 through early February 24th was like an action movie. The market from late February 24th through March 25th was like watching the end credits roll. Perhaps we’ll see an other sea change soon, but regardless, I have grouped together a few similar ETFs and have put remarks in the caption area.(more…)
It’s about goddamned time.(more…)
Let’s take a look at, until recently, my favorite short – – the real estate fund IYR. I still have a large position on this (June $112 puts) and the analog is holding nicely.(more…)