January 16, 2009 by Joe Ponzio

When it comes to buying stocks, there are a million different approaches, a million different ways to value companies, a million different charts to look at… You get the idea – it can be dizzying, especially if you are trying to learn how to invest and find some stable ground…

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December 23, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

I have a personal goal – something I’ve been doing for years. Every day, I try to learn something new. I don’t always focus on business or investing (though those are two of my greatest passions). From time to time, I’ll try my hand at something new, and I am…

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December 8, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

What does it take to start a hedge fund? The scary truth is that virtually anyone can start a hedge fund; and, it can be fairly inexpensive and easy to do. Why is this so scary? Among other reasons, hedge funds can attract investors while providing very little information; so,…

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December 2, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

On a number of occasions, we’ve discussed Buffett’s early partnerships-their performance, his investment style, or some other aspect of 1950s and 1960s Buffett. One of the great things about Buffett was that Warren put his money where his mouth was, unlike today’s mutual fund manager that generally puts your money…

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November 27, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

Second only to Do you think we’ve hit a bottom?, the most common question I hear from folks is: Where should I be (or are you) putting money these days? It is usually followed up with some statement about how terrible the stock market is and/or how impossible real estate…

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October 31, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

Some of you have been accusing me of becoming short-sighted here on F Wall Street, particularly because I dumped a lot of positions rather quickly. The problem with “blogging” is that I am (and your comments are) only as reasonable and good as the perception of the reader. So, I’m…

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October 27, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

Tomorrow (October 28, 2008) at 4:00 pm Central Standard Time, I’ll be spending up to two hours with Andrea Garrison on BlogTalkRadio.com. We’re going to discuss investing, the madness in the markets, the economy, and more, and then open the phone lines for questions and discussions. You can listen online…

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October 27, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

In this comment, I had said that I was “way wrong” on American Eagle Outfitters, and that sparked some good questions. Namely: The price is down some 60%; but, what happened in the business that makes me feel like I was “way wrong”? The short answer: The business is taking…

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October 23, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

I was invited back on WBBM’s Noon Business Hour the other day to discuss the economy and whether or not (or when) people should get into the markets. You can listen to the full 6 minute 16 second clip below. (Don’t be too critical – I caught myself making a…

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October 23, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

I am a bull on America and the stock markets, even if we see more short-term, quotational (and real) pain in the overall markets. On October 30, 2008, GDP numbers will be released, likely confirming what we’ve all known for some time – we’re in (or technically starting) a recession.…

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