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Bohemian Bankruptcy

Came across this today and had to share…

Can you say Housing Bubble?

Housing Bubble

Downtown San Diego Housing

I stumbled across a site that has provided a wealth of real information about the state of the housing market in downtown San Diego. I knew the housing situation was bad, but I had no idea how bad until I spent some time on this site.  More than any other resource I’ve found this site […]

The Law of Rents

In a previous post titled Hardwork, Intelligence and Profits I spoke about being a homeowner during the rapid decrease of home values in 2008. When the market was near it’s top I reasoned that the best reason to sell was the “Law of Rents”. I created this Law, so allow me to explain.  The Law […]

Hardwork, Intelligence and Profits

In a post on CriticalMAS called True Job Insurance Means Shorting Your Own Company the author puts forth the interesting concept of hedging your employment risk by betting against your industry via puts. I think he’s onto something.  In the dotcom days I was a part-time (and highly delusional) daytrader.  I was up 1000%.  Yes, […]

The case for AAPL

Apple has released the 3G iPhone.  The plan is for the iPhone to be available in 70 Countries within a year.  This represents a large increase in available markets for what has been the hottest phone (it’s really much more) to ever hit the market. An important (and overlooked) part of the release of the […]

The upside of expensive Gas

Gas is at $4.50/gallon. Hummers sit on lots while the Prius has a six month waiting list. Solar, Wind, Nuclear and Natural Gas have become hot topics. India will soon produce a $3,000 car. With 1.2 billion people the availability of a $3,000 car will intensify worldwide gas consumption and demand for oil. Add in […]

Wake up and smell the Starbucks

Wake up and smell the….Starbucks. Sounds odd huh? Well, it may not sound odd in a few years. Product placement is a small example of the marketization of our culture. In the book Is the American Dream Killing You? How the Markets Rule our Lives Paul Stiles explores how Capitalism and unabated Free Markets have […]

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