I opened an Icarra portfolio management account because Google finance portfolio sucks… Guess what? Deminvest is nicely beating Nasdaq and S&P 500 June 11, 2008Posted by deminvest in Blogroll, Internet stocks, investment, investment strategies, my free stock, nasdaq, Nasdaq stock, Social investing, stock I own, stocks, stocks that pay high dividends.
Tags: icarra, portfolio charts, protfolio
Icarra is a good portfolio management system to measure my portfolio performance . It has very nice charts and is very good to measure results for my entire portfolio. For instance I was very pleased to read that I have a total 2.84% dividend yield :-).
Here is a very nice chart, showing how my “Deminvest Free Stocks“ investment has consistently beaten both the Nasdaq and the S&P 500.
I used to have my portfolio loaded into Google Finance, but Google finance’s portfolio sucks for several reasons:
1) Google Finance does not offer any charting of my portfolio.
2) Google Finance does not give any overall portfolio data, like overall P/E, overall dividend yield, overall performance including stock sales and cash.
3) Google Finance does not consider cash, which makes it a horrible way to measure results of my free stocks strategy. I buy a stock, wait for it to go 40% up and then resell just enough shares to get my cash
Google Finance or Yahoo finance. Which is better? April 20, 2008Posted by deminvest in goog, Google, investment, investment strategies, low cost, Social investing, stock faq, stocks, Yahoo, YHOO.
The best free online financial information service used to be Yahoo finance, but… Google continues to improve everything it does.
Now Google finance is the best for several reasons:
1) It charts are easy to use, fast, can be easily stretched over time and have wonderful small letters that connects charts to news. That way we can see why stocks had sudden hikes or falls.
2) Google Finance has more accurate data (more…)
Good news for zecco: $25 Million raised. What about us users? November 28, 2007Posted by deminvest in Internet stocks, investment, investment strategies, low cost, Social investing, stocks, zecco.
Tags: broker, capital, commission, free, online, orders, transactions, venture
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Zecco just raised $25 Million in fresh venture capital funds. Those funds add to previous $10 Million which allowed the company to arrive to where it is now.
Will we get better service? I definitely think so.
Now that Zecco has the money, let’s hope they’ll use them well. Our wish list?
1) Brand new website. Please flush current zecco.com site down the toilet. (more…)
I just bought 11 SUNTECH POWER (STP) solar panel producer because of today G8 climate deal June 7, 2007Posted by deminvest in China stock, growth stock, investment, risky investments, Single stocks, Social investing, stock I own, stocks, STP, suntech.
Big news of today: “World leaders agreed on Thursday to pursue “substantial” but unspecified cuts in greenhouse gases and pledged to reach a United Nations deal by 2009 on long-term measures to fight global warming.”
Being greedy, like just poor people can be, I am not only happy for my dear planet Earth, but I also want to make some bucks of today’s news!
Who will benefit? Solar panel producers I guess.
Where will most solar panels produced? In China of course, just like everything else. (more…)
Why did (TSL) Trina Solar go up 60% in 45 days? No clue, but buying Trina was my best stock guess ever April 16, 2007Posted by deminvest in China stock, green stocks, growth stock, my free stock, Single stocks, Social investing, stock I own, stocks, TSL.
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I bought 24 TSL at $ 42 each spending $1008 on March the first, right after the big 9% fall of Shanghai markets. I was totally uncertain. I called my decision “crazy choice” on the post I wrote the day I bought Trina Solar.
“Sell earn and cry” strategy: how I sold (PCU) SOUTHERN COPPER, the best stock on my Portfolio February 7, 2007Posted by deminvest in growth stock, my free stock, PCU Southern Copper, Single stocks, Social investing, stocks that pay high dividends.
This blog is basically a complain of a crying greedy proletarian investor.
PCU Southern Copper is a stock I love. Probably the best on the stock in the World… (don’t rush to buy it… remember I am just a simple proletarian investor who knows nothing and maybe writes too much).
You may wonder why I’m selling this stock I love. The reason is that selling it is part of my main investing strategies:
What are “Call Options” and “Put Options”? When should I buy them? October 15, 2006Posted by deminvest in Call options, dictionary for democratic investors, investment, investment strategies, Social investing, stock faq.
If you expect a rise of a stock, or of an index, you should buy a Call Option liked to it.
If you expect
a rise the fall of a stock, or of an index, you should buy a Put Option liked to it.
What should proletarian investors do when stock markets are going down? Nothing! Avoid temptations and do “business as usual” June 14, 2006Posted by deminvest in GCH, investment, investment strategies, Social investing, stock I own, stocks.
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When stock markets point down a bunch of strong temptations surge in a proletarian's panicked greedy mind.
1) Terror can lead me to sell like crazy. A new bubble may be on its way to burst. I could see my savings crushed into dust, so I sell sell SELL!
2) Greed can lead me to buy hunting for bargains. Yes, the same stock that I bought two weeks ago at 10 is now selling at 8. What a bargain! It has P/E 20% cheaper, it had dividend yield 20% higher. Hmmmm I can take advantage of the situation and wait till it rebounds. It has to rebound! It was a greed buy at 10; it is pure paradise to get it at 8… Let's buy a few more of those babies.
But 1) and 2) are both wrong, as I learned at my expenses. Real expenses of hardly earned few dirty dollars!
(ASEI) American Science & Engineering is what I buy today because I continue to be bullish. June 6, 2006Posted by deminvest in ASEI American Science & Engineering, Blogroll, investment, investment strategies, Single stocks, Social investing, stock I own, stocks.
I bet that stock markets will start their growth again. My pick for today is this (ASEI) American Science & Engineering. A company which is leader in security devices like metal detector for airports.
"Sell earn and cry" investment strategy is not something I invented. It is something I read about somewhere, which is unfortunately very good for desperate proletarian investors and true even for affluent big investors.
Now, to understand better, let's imagine one of us proletarians of the third millennium who invested $1000 and made the stock pick of his/her life: he or she sees the stock price skyrocket so fast that it doubles in 2 months. What luck! But…