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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 12-02-2007, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,796
Posted By Preem
Re: Should i stop my ESPP for more diversity?

When calculating your return from your ESPP, remember that annualized return is the relevant benchmark.

Let's say that you max out your ESPP deductions and then sell the stock as soon as you get...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 12-01-2007, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 75
Posted By Preem
Re: How does equity work in a new company?

Here in Silicon Valley, the Money guy would get the most shares (>50%) and have the most voting power.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 12-01-2007, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 95
Posted By Preem
Re: How far will bonds go?

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U.S. has a 95% chance of hitting a recession within the next two quarters IMO. Bond markets are doing a much better job of pricing this in than the equity markets.
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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 42
Posted By Preem
Re: Vanguard ETF\'s: VWO: Put more of my money into emerging markets?

Emerging markets have been on a tear the past few years, but have slowed down relative to broader-based international funds. If you're playing momentum, there might still be some steam left in...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-27-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 51
Posted By Preem
Re: very very awesome paper on commodity futures returns...

I posted a link to this research paper about six months ago. Where were you, then?
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-19-2007, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By Preem
Re: Shall I Re-Evaluate my 401k?

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Just curious if I should adjust my 401k allocations, considering the volataile way things are going lately.

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It depends on what else you have in your overall portfolio. You...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-16-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 35
Posted By Preem
Re: Help me pick a stock for my finance interviews

Leucadia (LUK) is an interesting stock. Some people refer to it as the next Bershire Hathaway. They are a conglomerate that invests in a wide range of businesses. However, LUK has outperformed BRK-A...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-16-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 58
Posted By Preem
Re: Etrade Potential Bankruptcy?

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Are my stock holdings insured/protected or is it possible that I will lose these holdings if they go bankrupt?

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E*Trade claims that your holdings are insured by the SiPC up...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-16-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 43
Posted By Preem
Re: Fidelity IRA question

If you want to invest in mutual funds, then Fidelity is a good choice. Vanguard and T. Rowe Price are also good choices. Janus has some very good funds and has cleaned up their act after the scandal....
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-13-2007, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 32
Posted By Preem
Re: Is there any disadvantage to buying a house outright?

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So question is, is there any disadvantage to just paying cash for a house/apt/condo?

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If you take out a mortgage and invest the money such that your rate of return is higher...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-10-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 40
Posted By Preem
Re: Practice Investing Competition

With that short a time frame, you can probably use a momentum strategy.

EWZ (which is an exchange traded fund), LUK, SILC, LVS, VMW.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-10-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 35
Posted By Preem
Re: Growth Stocks or Value Stocks..Which is Better?

If your time frame is very long, then value. However, growth and value have a tendency to ping pong. Sometimes growth is better, sometimes value is better.

I read an interesting analysis about the...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-07-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 24
Posted By Preem
Re: Cashing in my options

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I have about $20k in vested employee stock options with Intel. Any opinions on whether or not I should cash them out? Is there a good strategy for cashing out options?

If option grant...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 09-30-2007, 03:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 44
Posted By Preem
Re: Help me name my startup company for stars$!!!!

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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 09-14-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 38
Posted By Preem
Re: Etrade or Vanguard

If you're planning to invest in more than one fund, then Vanguard mutual funds might be better since they don't charge sales commissions (although, depending on the size of your account, they might...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 09-11-2007, 05:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 38
Posted By Preem
Re: Thinking about buying a used BMW

According to the March 2007 Consumer Reports, the five most reliable cars are all made by Toyota/Lexus and Honda/Acura.

If reliability is important, I'd stick with these brands.

Consumer...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 09-09-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 37
Posted By Preem
Re: Commodities books: Classic in the field?

Here's a well-researched (Wharton and Yale) paper that shows how commodities futures can be used to reduce volatility in a diversified portfolio without significantly harming overall return.
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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-29-2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By Preem
Re: Yield curves

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This sounds like something that is easy to backtest. Does this author show that growth stocks outperformed value stocks in 6 of the last 7 periods of flat yield curve, or whatever?

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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-27-2007, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 41
Posted By Preem
Re: Extended Auto Warranty companies

Most third party policies are a total scam especially the ones who advertise on the internet or through email.

Just like rental car insurance they sell you something for 10x what it's actually...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-26-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 41
Posted By Preem
Re: Extended Auto Warranty companies

No offense intended, but I would never buy an extended warranty from a third party. I would only buy it from the manufacturer.

I just purchased an Acura Care extended warranty from American Honda....
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-26-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By Preem
Yield curves

I'm reading a book, "The Only Three Questions That Count" by Ken Fisher.

In it, he makes an interesting observation about yield curves and their effect on the relative performance of value and...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-12-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 31
Posted By Preem
Re: IPOs

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Can IPOs be shorted?

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No, IPO's cannot be shorted until after they start trading publicly, unless it's a private transaction. Usually, you can't short or trade options on...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-11-2007, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 28
Posted By Preem
Re: Preferred Online Brokerages?

Not sure why you're considering Zecco when they're not listed in the top ten.

Here is a more recent ranking by Smart Money. I guess it depends on what's important to you....
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-08-2007, 03:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 39
Posted By Preem
Re: $20,000 Cashiers Check, made out to me...what should I do with it?

Here are some interesting companies that might warrant consideration.

The Next Berkshire Hathaway (http://stockpickr.com/port/The-Next-Berkshire-Hathaway/)
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 08-07-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 41
Posted By Preem
Re: Is the national debt a good thing or a bad thing?

According to Ken Fisher, deficits which add to the overall debt, tend to be a good thing for the stock market.

If you look back at the past few decades, rising deficits usually were a leading...
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