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Tue Jan 20

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jjaym posted to the Value Hounds board. 2:01 PM

Why I like stocks with high short interest

...or more precisely, why I like fundamentally sound and attractively priced companies with high short interest. See the behavior of PETS today. Up 10% or so on good earnings. Short interest is around 25%.

Sat Jan 17

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jjaym replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:02 PM

Re: Discover cash back bonus offer

It sounds like the bonuses are targeted/customized based on past spending habits, so they get you to attempt to stretch your spending beyond what you normally would. The extra required for us works out to something around $300-500/month on average, [more]

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jjaym posted to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 7:52 PM

Discover cash back bonus offer

In the last couple of days, I got an offer from Discover for an extra $400 cash back bonus, if we spend $xxxx dollars with Discover for each of the next 5 months, which is somewhat higher than our average credit card spending.

I'm trying to [more]

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jjaym replied to the Your Favorite Stocks board. 7:11 PM

Re: Stocks for 2015

I didn't think anyone even read my stuff here. Apparently not hiding it well enough.

I'm not much for following the flavor of the day (obviously).
Some, possibly many of these are going to take longer than a year to work out. Patience is [more]

Wed Dec 31

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jjaym posted to the Your Favorite Stocks board. 6:30 PM

Stocks for 2015

Top ten for 2015 (that I already own) again show a preference for high yield and low p/e, as well as a historical record of decent ROE. Oil, materials and telecommunications seem to be showing up a lot lately, rather than tech and pharma stocks of [more]

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jjaym replied to the Your Favorite Stocks board. 6:23 PM

Re: Stocks for 2014

Not a bad year, relative to the S&P 500. An equal weighted portfolio of the 10 stocks I picked at the end of last year would have returned 17.61% with dividends included, but not reinvested. By my calculations, SPY would have returned 13.37% My [more]

Mon Dec 15

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jjaym replied to the Retirement Investing board. 6:50 AM

Re: Market has risen but my Retirement totals ha

The magic 4% max withdrawal does assume a substantial (30%+, I think) income component, more specifically, bonds. One random example of an investment grade bond ETF - Ishares LQD yields 3.42%. If you choose your equities with an eye on yield as well, [more]

Thu Dec 11

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jjaym replied to the The BMW Method board. 9:48 AM

Re: SPLS

With today's pop on the Starboard news, one would have done quite well holding SPLS this year.

Fri Dec 5

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jjaym replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:22 AM

Re: I lasted three days

We're not vegetarian, but we've been participating in a CSA for the last several years, and there's something about getting a bin of veggies every week that makes you lean a little more towards veggies in the diet, if only to avoid food going to [more]

Mon Dec 1

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jjaym replied to the Value Hounds board. 8:26 PM

Re: Anyone dollar cost average?

If I put a limit order for $19.80 and it gaps down to $16, the order would actually be processed for $16.

In my experience, it depends on typical volume for a stock, among other things. It might depend on your brokerage and the size [more]

Sat Nov 29

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jjaym replied to the Value Hounds board. 7:29 PM

Re: it's 2008 for oil

I'm a holder of XOM, CVX & COP. Just added some XOM @ $90.33. Might be adding more CVX and/or COP at slightly lower prices and also have my eyes on TOT, but probably 3 petroleum stocks is enough. Nice divvies and I can afford to be patient while [more]

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jjaym replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:09 PM

Re: The Obama Economy

I paid $2.76 for gas yesterday. Obama's fault.

Mon Nov 24

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jjaym replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:27 PM

Re: Steam mop?

This is what I use:

http://www.thecleanteam.com/Sh-Mop-kit-comes-with-3-Terry-Cl...

Not a steam mop, but works well for me, and no [more]

Sat Nov 1

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jjaym replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:34 AM

Re: Is the Q3 earnings today or next Friday?

Calendar from Ameritrade lists 11/7.

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