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All notes in Lending Club current

As I feared on Friday last week that one of my notes may default, the borrower paid today. So all my notes are current. It however doesn’t mean anything, since the borrower may default next time, but at least the risk is lower now. Today I also purchased a new loan note completely funded by Continue reading →

What’s happening with IGD?

Today Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund (IGD) dropped price by almost 6%. Why is it happening? The fund announced a distribution yesterday and it meant another distribution decrease (a third decrease in a row). ING Investments, LLC announced the monthly distributions on the common shares of two of its closed-end funds: ING Global Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee May 04, 2010

A great rally is over

Today, it happened in the markets what I though would happen when I saw on CNBC yesterday how excited these guys were about the yesterday’s rally. First what crossed my mind was, yea, wait for tomorrow. The Wall Street is too sensitive about the news and stocks respond in zig-zag move. Not to say I Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee April 27, 2010

ATHR, DV, MED a watch list update

ATHR, DV, MED a watch list update

Atheros Communications, Inc. (ATHR) failed my fundamental check list and has been dropped from the watch list. I added DeVry (DV) to the watch list as a potential buy when this selling pressure fades. And I believe it will fade and the stock will create a new buy opportunity. All the selling is based on Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 29, 2009

A money management in investing I.

In my post “How to create the best investment strategy” I wrote about how to start saving and investing money with small account, with small amount of money saved every month. I practice it myself in my accounts. I also advocate having two to three investing accounts with two to three different strategies and approaches Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee August 03, 2009

How to create the best investment strategy?

If you were considering investing some money besides your 401(k) plan to boost your savings and making more money for your retirement, you are maybe asking a question right now: how to do it with a small amount of money. In this post I am going to show you how I did it and what Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee June 19, 2009

How many shares to buy per trade to protect your portfolio?

Have you heard advice such as “cut your losses quickly”, “do not risk more than 10% per trade”, “do not risk more than 6% of your portfolio” and similar? I have read about this in many books and I always wondered how to apply this advice to my tiny portfolio to protect it against loses. Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee May 14, 2009

Training for success – when to entry in a new stock position?

Training for success - when to entry in a new stock position?

One of my goals is to learn when to entry into a new position so the [tag]trade[/tag] will be successful. My past trades were about jumping into a new position without knowing why I was doing it. After I bought a new stock I hoped it would grow. Sometimes it did, sometimes it didn’t. Mostly Continue reading →