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Just sold 9 Google shares. I now own $5000 worth of free GOOG shares. December 25, 2009

Posted by deminvest in goog, Google, growth stock, Internet stocks, investment, my free stock, Nasdaq stock, risky investments, stock I own, stocks.
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Google shares went up and down between $300 and $600 during last tumultuos 5 years. Thanks to my free stock strategy, several times I managed to buy low and sell high accumulatating 8 free Google shares worth about $5000.

Below the list of my buy and sell operations on GOOG shares. Everytime I managed to get all my money off the table, gain a few dollars and fill my chest of free GOOG shares.

7/1/2005        Buy 4 shares of GOOG @ $290.87/share    -$1163.48

11/3/2005        Sell 3 shares of GOOG @ $382.93/share    $1148.79

ONE FREE GOOGLE SHARE

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Bought ETF on Brazil securities: DBXT MSCI BRAZ 1CC June 26, 2009

Posted by deminvest in etf, growth stock, risky investments, stock I own, stocks.
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I think Brazil will be in good position in the unlikely event of  an economic recovery.

06/25/09 12:35  on bought ETF on Brazil stock market: DBXT MSCI BRAZ 1CC :

I bought 30 shares  price EUR 32.56 each

Total ammount: EUR 979.75

Will Cloudonimics (Cluod Economics) be the next “big thing”? April 27, 2009

Posted by deminvest in AAPL, Apple, ebay, goog, Google, growth stock, Hewlet Pacward, HP, Intel, Internet stocks, investment, investment strategies, low cost, MSFT Microsoft stock, nasdaq, Nasdaq stock, opensource, risky investments, Single stocks, Yahoo, YHOO.
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Cloud computing. One more battlegroung for Google and Microsoft

Cloud computing. One more battlegroung for Google and Microsoft

Google, Amazon, IBM and Ebay will probably have advantages in a “Cloud Economics” scenario.

Microsoft and maybe Apple could be damaged.

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Solution to “no sound problem”
Open
sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
Add the following line to the end of the file

options options snd-hda-intel model=laptop enable_msi=1

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshooting

Today I will buy a 7% yielding high risk Municipal Bonds ETF: HYD Market Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF April 27, 2009

Posted by deminvest in etf, funds, investment, investment strategies, risky investments, stocks that pay high dividends.
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municipal bonds are bonds by localadministrations

municipal bonds are bonds by local administrations

US government bailed out automakers and banks. Will Obama let local administrations fail?

Since my opinion is that US government will bail out local administrations, I am buying a 7% yielding municipal bond ETF.

Market Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF [HYD] is high risk, it buys bods that are even below investment grade. Here is some data:

http://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AHYD

here is the prospect:

http://www.vaneck.com/sld/vaneck/offerings/prospectuses/HYD_Prospectus.Pdf

A little bit late, but with all my courage, yesterday I placed my February buy order on Procter & Gamble (PG) March 20, 2009

Posted by deminvest in Defensive Stock, investment, PG, Procter & Gamble, risky investments, Single stocks, stock I own, stocks, stocks that pay high dividends.
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Yesterday I bought 22 PG shares at  $ 46.79 each, spending a total amount of $ 1029.38. It is a risky time to buy stocks, but I go on with my strategy.

As I wrote Procter and Gamble offers good dividends and its products are simply what the World buys every week in Supermarkets.

Let’s hope this crisis ends soon. I’m betting that:

  1. P&G won’t fall much further, even if this crisis goes on
  2. PG shares will skyrocket as the economy restarts its growing

Google’s answer to Bill Gates: BUY EBAY! February 8, 2008

Posted by deminvest in ebay, goog, Google, growth stock, Internet stocks, investment, MSFT Microsoft stock, nasdaq, Nasdaq stock, risky investments, stock I own, stocks, Yahoo, YHOO.
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Google could fire back to Microsoft: EBay is there: a cash generating machine, with its belly full of sitting dollars, without a CEO (Meg is going to step down) and unable to pursue the easiest strategy of a market leader on three key markets:

1) Auctions

2) Online payments

3) Online telephony

Let’s start with numbers:

Ebay’s market Cap is only $37.67B. If Google had to pay a 50% premium on that it would cost $45 B to swallow it.

Ebay has $5B cash that Google would seize. Google has $14 B cash. (more…)

Can’t resist goodies: my February buy is Optimal Group (OPMR) February 7, 2008

Posted by deminvest in growth stock, Internet stocks, investment, nasdaq, Nasdaq stock, OPMR, Optimal Group, risky investments, Single stocks, stock I own, stocks.
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Last week I wrote I’d buy Optimal Group. Now I am doing as promised.

Cogitator, in his interesting comments, made me doubt about this purchase:

Cogitator – January 31, 2008
This company is trading cheaply for a reason: it is not profitable. In the first 9 months of 2007, OPMR lost almost $5 million. If losses continue, cash will erode along with your purchase.
Cogitator – February 2, 2008
I should add that the company spent $55 million on WowWee and only has about $60 million in cash now. That works out to $2.30 per share.

My information about cash held by Optimal Group comes from Yahoo finance. Unfortunately Yahoo finance does not always display updated info. I found an Optimal Group balance statement on MSN. They had $197M in cash at the beginning of 2007. Maybe they used part of that money to buy WooWee. Yahoo’s figure of 113.91M cash held by Optimal may be correct.

I can’t find out. I know it is stupid to buy a company for its cash, without being able to find out if they still have 50M or 100M.

I am very aware that this investment is quite risky, but: (more…)

Time for bargain hunting, or should I wait for falling knives to hit the gound? January 22, 2008

Posted by deminvest in Defensive Stock, investment, investment strategies, My investing mistakes, risky investments, stock faq.
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Nobody really knows.

Buying stocks when they are falling like this is a bit like catching falling knives. I’m probably going to get hurt. It is more healthful to wait for knives to hit the ground to easily pick them up. Maybe I should wait until current sell off finishes to pick up stocks at lower prices, rather than buying now and maybe seeing stocks continuing to fall tomorrow.

Buying stocks now is like catching falling knives

Of course if today was the bottom (the ground) I’d see a rebound tomorrow and higher prices.

Unfortunately there is one day every year in which the market is at its minimum and many days in which market is on its way down, so I shouldn’t bet on the fact that I’m buying on a minimum. (more…)

Ebay is a great stock, trading at bargain price. Even in the unlikely event of an economy harsh landing, EBAY could be a safe haven November 16, 2007

Posted by deminvest in Defensive Stock, ebay, growth stock, Internet stocks, investment, low cost, risky investments, Single stocks, stock I own.
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EBay, you don’t fool me!

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You can fool big finance gurus, you can fool the two newly made billionaires Zennstrom and Friis who sold Skype to you, but not me, because I am a simpleton and I do think simple.

EBay shares are in free-fall: -17% in a month. Everybody is selling because EBay posted losses for the first time since 1999… Tere is just a little detail: those losses don’t exist! Those losses were written by someone on some piece of paper to fool someone else. Reality is that Ebay (more…)

Asiainfo ASIA up 25% in 2 days before earnings. Did I learn from mistakes made with Apple and Va Software (LNUX)? October 24, 2007

Posted by deminvest in AAPL, Apple, China stock, growth stock, investment, risky investments, stock I own, stock ratios, stocks.
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It is happening again: stock is showing outstanding gains right before the company reports on quarterly earnings. Asiainfo Holdings Inc. (ticker ASIA) is a Chinese software House that develops software mainly for Telecommunication companies.

Banging my head on wall…

Asia Info will “Announce Third Quarter 2007 Results on October 25, 2007” so on 23 and 24 October stock price skyrocketed up 25%, and hit my target of 40% raise since I bought it on February 2007. (more…)

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