Monday, August 31, 2009

Wall Streets War on investors

Whenever I get excited about stocks I read something like this and get discouraged again. High frequency "flash trading" and "dark pools" - no wonder capitalists get a bad name.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hope to make money in stocks?

Last week I attended a GetMotivated seminar. I was hoping to see some of the great speakers I had heard years ago while in Amway - Zig Ziglar and Robert Schuller. However, both are quite along in their years and were really unable to speak very well. Zig has suffered a brain injury and just sat on stage while we watched a video of some old speeches. The most memorable speech was given by an Indian immigrant (whose name I don't recall).

I did listen to a speaker called Phil Town who was making a stock based sales pitch and ended up signing up for a 2 day seminar. This is an organization connected to Wealth Magazine. Apparently this company is owned by TD Ameritrade. The web site is at

I've not really done well in my stock market investing career and been somewhat ambivalent about investing in stocks Vs real estate. However, I left the seminar with a renewed interest in stock investing. While the main purpose of the seminar was to sell really expensive education courses ($5000 to $25000), it did provide some insight into key ideas that I have been missing in stock market investing. Previously, I had dismissed technical analysis, but the speaker convinced me that the market indeed gives lots of signals about what it may do in the future.

So, I'm going to use the tools for the next 9 months and see if they can at least prevent me from taking a beating during the next market crash.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Best Real Estate Advice

Some have written and asked why I rarely write about real estate now. The reason is that there is not much to write about. All of my properties are always full and I get above market rental income. How I did it is detailed in Rent to Own.

So what have I been doing? Building a website with all of my real estate information in one place. It's something that I had wanted to do for a long time. I have always thought that the $2000 courses that real estate guru's teach is way overpriced and wanted to share that information free.

So for the best free real estate advice website go to Investing in Rental Property.

How did I create that website? Visit SBI and find out for yourself. It was fun and relatively easy to do it.

Some also ask why I write on political stuff. The answer is simple - there is no bigger danger to the efforts any entrepreneur may face then government intervention. The success of people in the US is based on property rights. Any thing that the government does to undermine property rights erases the work that I do. Whether it is imposes massive tax increase based on the hysteria of global warming or the attempt to create a single payer government run health care system. It all undermines my work - putting a gun to my head and stealing my money.