Friday, September 24, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021
I think that this is an interesting take on the current economic situation.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
He appears to be talking about Mutual Funds or Exchange Traded Funds, which are actually owned by individual investors. I have some of these in my retirement account.
Tik Tok is owned by China.
On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 2:17 PM al wrote:
I don't know how much of this is true, but I thought you might be interested:
Friday, June 25, 2021
Although the Zillow estimate on housing value might not be perfect, it is a pretty good judge of which way the market is going.
The housing prices in Salt Lake City have gone through the roof. The house that I paid $130,000 back in 1999 is now estimated to be worth $647,000. I sold it for a fraction of that.
Indiana is not as bad, but it seems recently that prices have taken off. The home I purchased less than 3 years ago is up by 25% from what I paid. My previous home in New Whiteland that I paid $120,000 for six years ago is now estimated to be worth $220,000.
The key point is that I could not afford to move if I wanted to. I would have to sell my home first or make my next purchase contingent on selling my home first.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The first seven minutes give a pretty good reason why as to why cryptocurrency might be a bad idea. The rest is just technical analysis.
Bitcoin has no value other than the willingness of other people to buy it or accept it as payment. This is called the "bigger fool" theory, where you hope that there is a bigger fool than you out there.
I could have bought bitcoin at $5, $50, and $5,000. I could have made a fortune. During an inflationary period, some assets will increase in value. Someday Bitcoin could be worth a million dollars. However, the moment that people decide that they don't want it, it could lose all its value. Likewise, the government could regulate it out of existence.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021
This is interesting.
I think that Gamestop will eventually go out of business. There is a very strong trend toward buying or renting videogames off of the internet. Retail sales of games can't last more than a couple of years. Video is headed in the same direction.
Games were distributed on media because that was the only practical way to transfer large data. Storage of the data was also an issue if you had a bunch of games. These are no longer limitations.