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TradeKing $50 Bonus Ends Tomorrow

Just a quick reminder: TradeKing’s $50 bonus for a new account promotion will end tomorrow, November 30th. This offer has been extended once, but there’s no sign it will be extended again. So, if you want to get the $50 free money, you have one more day to grab it. Check out my original post […]

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Firstrade Black Friday Promotion: Get a FREE iPod Nano

You should put this on your Black Friday shopping list if a low-cost brokerage account is also what you have on your mind. Firstrade (my Firstrade review), an online discount broker that I talked quite a lot on this blog, is going to have a Black Friday Early Bird Promotion from November 28th 7:00 AM […]

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Dow, The Near 6-Year Low

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below the 8,000 point mark for the first time since nearly 6 years on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 after dropping 427.47 points to close at 7,997.28 points. The last time the index closed blow 8,000 points was March 31, 2003. It took the index four and half years to […]

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ShareBuilder Educational Account Promotion: 3 Free Trades

Just a quick note. If you want to use ShareBuilder (my ShareBuilder review) to open a custodial or educational savings account, you can get 3 free real time trades when using promotion code 3FREETRADES. This offer is only good for educational savings account and can’t be used in regular brokerage account as well. Currently, ShareBuilder […]

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China Life Insurance: 5 Years on NYSE

So it has been five years since China Life Insurance (LFC) IPOed on NYSE, which means I have own this stock for exactly five years, the longest time I have ever owned a stock. That sounds unbelievable to me. Time did pass very quickly It wasn’t a smooth ride however. When I bought the stock […]

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Vanguard and Oakmark Reopen Good Funds

The year-long market turmoil has taken its toll on mutual funds, good and bad alike. Mutual fund companies saw their funds’ assets shrinking fast, not just because of the decline of the values of the fund’s holdings, but also the result of investors fleeing the fund when the performance suffers even if the fund is […]

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Can Dodge & Cox Bounce Back?

For some time, Dodge & Cox funds, especially the Stock Fund (DODGX) and International Stock Fund (DODFX), were my favorites. DODGX was one of the first funds I bought when I started to investing in mutual funds 6 years ago (I am still buying it every month) and DODFX was once the performance leader among […]

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Wall Street Greeted President-Elect Obama with a 486-Point Plunge of the Dow

What a huge difference one day can make! Yesterday, when the election was still underway, investors, in anticipation of a Obama victory, pushed the Dow up nearly 305 points, the biggest gain ever on an election day. Today, even before excitement from Obama’s historic win started to fade, investors re-focused their attention on the economy, […]

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