June 10, 2011 by Joe Ponzio

Now this is what I would call a bad day for the Dow – a 12,124.36 point loss. Hat tip to Google Finance for helping investors keep their cool:  

» Read this article

Dow Goes to Zero
May 25, 2011 by Joe Ponzio

Silly goose. F Wall Street ain’t dead, even if I’ve given that impression over the past few months. The truth is: I have been swamped with work — you know…that silly little thing I do from time to time when I’m not posting on F Wall Street! Once again, I…

» Read this article

F Wall Street (the Book)
May 25, 2011 by Joe Ponzio

Especially when markets are fairly valued, we have to look at a company’s balance sheet closely. If obligations can’t be met, little else matters and an “investment” is nothing more than a gamble.

» Read this article

In Debt We Trust
December 6, 2010 by Joe Ponzio

A few months back, I read an interview with legendary investor Jim Rogers. In the 1970s and together with partner George Soros, Rogers soared to fame and fortune with the Quantum Fund — a private investment fund that, in ten years, gained 4,200% (47% annualized). How did he do it?…

» Read this article

Gold Coins
August 6, 2010 by Joe Ponzio

Let me begin by thanking all of you for your kind support and involvement here on F Wall Street. And then…let me follow up with an even bigger thank you — F Wall Street just became Amazon’s #1 Business & Investing book in the Investing category, the #23 book in…

» Read this article

July 12, 2010 by Joe Ponzio

If you had been using some version of the F Wall Street spreadsheets, you’ll likely have noticed that it went kaput. This is because Morningstar decided to stop displaying ten years of financial data on their website, thereby breaking tens of thousands of value investing spreadsheets. As such, I have…

» Read this article

June 16, 2010 by Joe Ponzio

With the debt crisis crushing nations around the globe, I have received a few e-mails and phone calls on this one; so, let’s talk about what happens if/when one or some of these countries go down for the count.

» Read this article

Coins and Charts
June 12, 2010 by Joe Ponzio

In just two short weeks, F Wall Street will be celebrating its third anniversary. My, how time flies! And it seems as though, for three years, we’ve kicked around the idea of having a forum here. I have always been hesitant for two reasons: forums, in time, tend to become…

» Read this article

April 21, 2010 by Joe Ponzio

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (JTX) is the second largest paid individual tax return preparer in the US (based on the number of individual tax returns prepared and filed with the IRS). In 2009, its network of 6,584 offices prepared 2.96 million tax returns. According to Jackson Hewitt, that’s 3-4% of…

» Read this article

February 2, 2010 by Joe Ponzio

And the blogging returns. Thanks all for your patience. It has been a wild few months, between market crashes and rebounds, a business “split” so that my partner and I could each focus on our core competencies (yes, it was friendly; and, no, there’s no juicy back story), and so…

» Read this article