Bill Miller

January 12, 2013

Growing up in Florida, Bill Miller took an early interest in the market. As a high-schooler in the late 1960s, he says he invested the money he earned umpiring baseball games in stocks like RCA, making enough to buy a broken-down Ford. He studied philosophy in graduate school but left to join a Pennsylvania manufacturing […]

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Stock Market Outlook for 2013

December 12, 2012

What is your market and economic outlook for 2013, and why? I believe 2013 will be a better year than 2012. While I don’t expect huge growth, I do see positive changes ahead. In 2013, we will see more cooperation across the aisle in Congress, a critical factor in moving the economy forward. As I’m […]

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The Tree Continues Its Growth

November 11, 2012

Last week something special happened in my life, my first child, Enzo, was born.  This is one of those once in a lifetime events that makes you stop and think about life and the future. Warren Buffett once said “someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago,” and […]

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Fun Facts About Money

November 5, 2012

Paper money was first printed in the United States in 1862. There was a shortage of coins during the time of the Civil War. People started hoarding coins because of their value and the uncertainty of other paper money printed by states and banks. Money has gone through some changes over the past 150 years. […]

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Student Loans – Borrow Responsibly

September 29, 2012

Student Loans – Borrow Responsibly While college can be a very expensive venture, it’s hard to get anywhere without a degree. If you want to make more than a mediocre income for the rest of your life, going to college is probably your best bet. However, affording a college education can be nearly impossible. While there are […]

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Technology will shine again, and I will be increasing my positions on this sector

September 29, 2012

Historically, technology has outperformed other sectors on the stock market, but that has not been the case lately, all time winners have been lagging behind the rest of the market, and flagship stocks such as Microsoft or Dell have going sideways or declining over the past ten years. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, technology stocks […]

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Olympic performance of my portfolio in 2012

August 10, 2012

My Covestor portfolio was launched on January 19, 2012. Since then the portfolio is up 13.4%, while the S&P 500 is only up 7.2%. Thanks to this strong performance my portfolio is currently ranked #2 in the value category / performance vs. S&P 500. A few of of my recent acquisitions have performed exceptionally well: […]

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How to get out of debt before becoming an investor?

July 28, 2012

As per the recent statistics regarding the consumer debt, it has been found that common Americans have as much as $15,950 as credit card debt. The rate of interest applied to these debts can range between 15-19%. Amongst these people, there are some who choose to be a full-time investor or would like to invest […]

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Green Mountain Coffee GMCR, further proof of how irrational the markets can be

July 13, 2012

In October 19, 2011 David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital made a presentation at the Value Investing Congress about Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR). At the presentation he explained why Green Mountain Coffee was worth far less than what it was trading for ($68.09 at the time) David Einhorn was made famous by his very public battles with […]

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World’s Simplest Stock Valuation Measures

June 30, 2012

If you are tempted to make a quick investment on a company you haven’t researched deeply, please at least run these two quick valuations. They will help you to see very quickly if you are sitting in front of a good opportunity or a potential loss. I never recommend investing just by running these two […]

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