May 16, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

If you don’t have a few thousand dollars to blow each month on a data service that scans the SEC’s database, aggregates the full financial statements (instead of summarizing them like Yahoo! Finance), and puts relevant information at your fingertips, I’ve got good news for you – you no longer…

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May 15, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

In yesterday’s comments, Vik, Jeff, Miguel S, and likely a number of others that did not post comments were curious: How the heck did I find Graham, and why was I looking at it in the first place? I think that question is posed to a lot of non-conventionalists that…

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May 14, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

Thanks all for your kind words. Amazingly, my brother should make a full recovery after three and a half weeks in the hospital (including two weeks in intensive care). Without going to much into detail, he was blindsided by severe pancreatitis which almost ended his life. Thanks again for your…

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April 28, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

April has been one of the most difficult months of my life. It started with identity theft and ended with a 24-year-old loved one in intensive care since Friday the 18th. Without getting into too much detail, the last ten days have been very difficult. Folks, all the money in…

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April 17, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

Jeff pointed out that the overwhelming majority of the posts on F Wall Street have discussed the “buy side” of being an investor. (And, of course, psychology and when not to buy.) Okay – now we own businesses. What’s the next step? (Grab some coffee; this is a looooooong post):

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April 14, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

Folks – it’s great to be back. A lot has happened over the past few weeks; then again, you should not have been surprised by any of it. The airlines are shutting down (you could have seen it coming from a mile away – serious note: my heart goes out…

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March 31, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

Thanks to George at Fat Pitch Financials for pointing out that the EDGAR system now allows you to subscribe directly to an RSS Feed. That said, the SEC’s feeds are not showing the right date – not yet at least. On my reader, all of the SEC’s filings show up…

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March 27, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

It has come to our attention that the site’s e-mail system has not been working. It seems as though this has been a problem for more than a week (maybe two). If you’ve tried to e-mail me over the past few weeks and did not get a response, I apologize…

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March 25, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

I jumped in CCU last week and got out on Thursday (with a 6.5% gain) because I didn’t like the bickering and I didn’t want to get slammed over the long weekend. When the companies and/or banks fight, investors usually lose. Considering that there are enough workouts out there, I’m…

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March 19, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

Folks, we’re in a recession right now. To paraphrase Warren Buffett, this may not be a recession according to the dictionary definition of the word; still, if you ask the question from a common sense perspective, the answer is painfully clear. During a recession, unemployment generally rises, production slows, spending…

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