I crack up each time earnings season rolls around and the talking heads on CNBC say, “It’s the most important earnings season in years – this is a pivotal point in the stock market, tune in”. Either they say this a lot or I just happen to tune in when they’re saying it, but they claim that each earnings season is the most important in years – EVERY QUARTER. I guess it wouldn’t sit well with the network executives if they yawned and said that the earnings in 2008 and 2009 were actually much more pivotal than this quarter’s since we’re no longer on the brink of economic Armageddon, but I wish the world were full of less BS once in a while.
So, within my holdings, Apple (AAPL) crushed earnings and I made over 200% in a single day playing their earnings, Chipotle (CMG) knocked it out of the park. Meanwhile (I don’t only brag about wins), I got toasted on Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN). Baidu…so-so. With that backdrop, here were my favorite reads from the web in the past couple weeks as well as articles I wrote that you may enjoy:
Fraud Files – UFirst Sinking? Told You So, Time and Time Again. Scammy MLMs don’t last.
Simple Financial Lifestyle – Simplify your Mortgage Refinance
Five Cent Nickel – Planning for your Demise
Shoutout to the Yakezie:
Financial Samurai – Thinking of Buying or Selling a Blog? Great Guest post
Wealth Pilgrim Disability Insurance for Self Employed People
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff – Teachers beating up on Evan again LOL! I’d posted something defending my wife’s job that people don’t respect (In Defense of Teachers), well, actually just pointing out that it’s unions in general to be annoyed about, but teachers seem to take the brunt of the gripes.
My Journey to Millions – When Evan’s found some time to take away from his teacher-beating, he shared some Past Financial Bubbles. Fun Read!
Centsible Life – All Parents Should Read about How Easy it is for your child to drown
Free From Broke – Dollar Cost Averaging
- Illegal Immigration – Which Side are you on?
- College ROI – Wonder Whether Your Degree is Worth It?
- Social Security Age Increasing – to 70 and Beyond!
- FICO Scores in the Toilet Says Report – But You Can Get Yours Free!
- How Would YOU Fix This Economy?
- 2 Years of Unemployment? From 26 Weeks to 99 Weeks – Huh?
- How I Made 200%+ in a Day on Apple Options – Seriously
- Actively Managed ETF – Actually Beats the Market!
- New ETF Launches This Summer – Tickers and Details
- Bear Market Funds Stink – in ANY Market
- Dow 1,000? Not
- Security System – Worth It?
- Charity’s Great – Getting Ripped Off Isn’t
- Investing for Income vs. Capital Appreciation
- How much Should You Spend on a Home?
Damn, my fingers hurt after all these posts the past 2 weeks. Hope you enjoyed!