Yes You Should Refinance. But How?

With mortgage rates dropping like a brick, it’s becoming a no-brainer for us to refinance our home loan. Even though we just got a 30-year loan 2 years ago at 5.875%, we can get 30-year loans now for around 4.5% or lower. You might be in a similar situation. Rule of Thumb The rule of (more…)

Treasuries May Crash, But Shorting Them Isn’t Worth the Risk

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by J. Tyler Matuella. J. Tyler Matuella is the Publishing Manager at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. He also is the author of “Unsustainability in Today’s Sustainable Development” published in Development and Cooperation Magazine, Verge Magazine, and World Review of Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development. (more…)

Activision Blizzard (ATVI)

A couple months ago I opened a position in Activision Blizzard (ATVI). Blizzard is the Pixar of the gaming industry. All of their games are blockbusters. The most notable title World of Warcraft collects $15/month from their millions and millions of players. I got interested in the stock after picking up Star Craft 2, another (more…)

More Finance Calculators

These folks emailed us and they have some decent finance calculators on their site: Ultimate Calculators I found the loan application one particularly interesting… haven’t seen that one before. Cheers!

Changing With The Times

I said previously that I would maintain a wiki and blog at the same time. That way with the wiki you get a good overall view of things, and the blog are thoughts from the moment. Well… That did not work out so well. My blog went downhill, and so did my wiki. I got (more…)

“Payback Time” Analysis for GOOG

I still own a few shares of GOOG. It’s felt overpriced recently, but I’m holding onto a minimal amount at all times and trying to add more over time. So I’m hoping the price drops a bunch so I can pick up more cheaply. Do a search here for GOOG for my previous thoughts (years (more…)

The Euro Schizophrenia Continues

At the beginning of May I said that the Greek demonstrations would drop off dramatically. Of course nobody listened… What has happened? Oh yeah the Greek demonstrations have dropped off dramatically. So why did this happen? It is because the English speaking media does not understand mainland Europe. In fact the English speaking media is (more…)