Weekly Links

I’m a New Landlord – Broken Stuff Phone calls are Fun

October 13, 2011

I promised you I’d report back with the good, bad and the ugly following the college real estate deal we closed on in September.  So, after a flurry of activity, stress and frustration on the week of closing, we took a bit of a breather following the close date (all details the college housing deal […]

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Darwin vs. The Fed. Guess Who’s Losing…

September 22, 2011

So, a few weeks ago, I publicized my crusade against US Treasuries whereby I was shorting naked call options on the 3X Leveraged ETF for long duration government debt.  That’s a mouthful. In essence, with rates at record lows, driving mortgage rates to never-before seen levels, I figured that was it.  With our debt problems […]

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I Bet Against America. I’m Not Patriotic?

September 8, 2011

I penned an article earlier this week about how I’m shorting Treasuries, basically because they’re overvalued in my opinion as the US is on the precipice of default within decades and we have deficits projected as far as the eye can see.  While I view this as a sound investment decision (more of a trade […]

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Bachmann: I’ll bring back $2 gas… ==> My ASS!

August 18, 2011

In the latest moronic attempt to grab headlines, another batshit crazy candidate has made the outrageous claim that she’ll “bring us $2 gas“.  See, the thing that’s so annoying about US politics is that any candidate can say anything they want to rally their base, no matter how idiotic the statement is.  So, how does […]

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My Credit Card = DENIED!

July 30, 2011

I learned something new tonight. I was out picking up some Indian food (which was very disappointing by the way – new management=new crappy cook…but I digress) and my credit card was declined when I went to pay for the food.  I said, “that’s impossible, I just used it ten minutes ago for another errand”.  […]

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Sunday Reads: It’s Getting Close Edition

July 17, 2011

We’re now less than 2 weeks from when Uncle Sam apparently runs out of money to spend if the debt ceiling isn’t increased (here was my prediction on the debt ceiling vote from 6 months ago – to too far off, huh?).  Anyway, equities continue to basically shrug off a potential disaster, figuring there will […]

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