July 9, 2007 by Joe Ponzio

Back in May, Todd over at ValuePlays threw out a challenge to his visitors-explain why Buffett is no longer investing 10%, 20%, or more of Berkshire’s assets into any one company, like he did with Coca-Cola in 1988. With all due respect to Mr. Buffett’s track record, Todd has a…

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July 4, 2007 by Joe Ponzio

It’s the 4th of July here in the U.S. I figured a post about holidays and how they affect your investments-or wonderful businesses-would be appropriate. After all, we invest because we want our retirement to be “Independence Day” every day-a celebration of financial independence. So here goes: The fact that…

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July 3, 2007 by Joe Ponzio

Let’s face it-there is risk in everything you do. From driving a car to eating at a restaurant, from walking down a flight of stairs to shaking someone’s hand, you are risking your life every second of every day. Why? Hey, you can’t control everything and you have to take…

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June 30, 2007 by Joe Ponzio

I certainly won’t say it’s impossible; but, it is extremely difficult. While some experienced people can make money with tax certificates, the problems the individual investor faces today are numerous: You are up against institutions. They bid the % on the certificates to 0% so you can forget about 1st…

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June 28, 2007 by Joe Ponzio

I appologize but I have some personal things to attend to. I will be gone this morning and may be gone for the entire day.

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June 25, 2007 by Joe Ponzio

As of today, June 25, 2007, the book is complete-though unedited and rough. It is currently under review by Literary Agents-the people who handle the day-to-day management of authors’ affairs and shop books to publishers. Right now, F Wall Street is a 210-page, conversational guide to investing in stocks from…

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June 25, 2007 by Joe Ponzio

It seems as though everyone is talking about Friday’s Initial Public Offering of Blackstone Group (ticker: BX). With all the chatter, people are wondering: Should I buy it for the long-term? Is this thing going to grow like crazy?

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