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Entries from April 2009

Goodbye Geocities…

April 26th, 2009 · No Comments

I don’t know what is more surprising, the fact that Geocities was still around after all these years, or how much Yahoo paid for the site 10 years ago.  I remember back in the late 1990s when personal web pages were popular, and one of the best free services around could be on found on […]

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Tags: General

Update on: Ford Investor Advantage and other high yield savings accounts

April 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Ford Motor Credit has for years offered a way for retail investors to invest in the bonds of Ford.  It is a not a money market account, and not FDIC insured.  Thus, it has offered a premium interest rate as compared to the Fed and other financial institutions.
Our last detailed commentary on this investment was […]

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Chinese gaming stocks - Netease (NTES), Kongzhong (KONG), Shanda (SNDA), Sohu (SOHU)

April 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Talk about resiliency in a down market.  The Chinese gaming sector (both mobile and internet) has been on fire outperforming the general market by several fold.  For the past few years, I have been heavily focused on this sector, but it has taken years to finally see appreciable gains, as investors finally realize belatedly that […]

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Tags: Stocks