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XFML Keeps Marching Higher

Since I bought some extra shares of Xinhua Finance Media on June 1st at $6.95, the stock is going nowhere but up. Currently traded at $9.94 a share, my latest trading has brought me $428 of profit (42% gain). Overall, instead of being more than $400 in red, I almost break even at this point. […]

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Analyst Recommendations More Reliable Now?

On my way to work this morning, I heard a piece of news on Bloomberg radio, saying that since then NY AG Spitzer forced Wall Street firms separate their research units from investment banking four years ago, analysts’ calls on stocks have become more accurate than before. For example, according to Bloomberg news, Investors who […]

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Pull the Plug on T-Bill Purchases

I have been watching the movement of 4-week T-bill rates for a while and considering making adjustment of my investment more than a month ago, but didn’t really do I felt was the right thing to do until last night when I finally canceled all the pending purchases. The latest auction of T-bill gave investors […]

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Reader Responses: Buy High, Sell Higher or Buy Low, Sell High

The other day, I posted some thoughts on why I bought more shares of XFML after the stock plummeted to below $7. I didn’t apply any *technical analysis* or anything like that before making the trade and my reason was quite simple: nothing really changed before and after the sell off and the price became […]

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PowerShares’ New Water ETF

The world of water investment is getting crowded. Yesterday, PowerShares launched five new international equity ETFs, and one of them is PowerShares Global Water Portfolio (PIO), one month after two offerings from Claymore Securities and First Trust Advisors. The new water ETF tracks the Palisades Global Water Index (PIIWI). According to AMEX, The Palisades Global […]

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Try My Luck Using Zecco

When I opened a Zecco trading account and made my first trade a little over a week ago, my choice of stock was Xinhua Finance Media (XFML), the stock I also bought on its IPO day for $11.10 a share. So how’s my latest addition doing? Currently, XFML is traded at $8.57, a gain of […]

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ETF Research Tools Review

Morningstar.com is my primary resource for mutual funds and ETFs research for its authority in the fund industry. I have used their ETF screening tool quite extensively when I was looking for ETFs for my taxable accounts. And for all the posts on ETFs I have written (for example, the Portfolio Build with ETFs series), […]

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Top 10 Financial Scams Investors Should Avoid

Early last month, The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released a list of 10 financial traps that investors should avoid. The article also provides advices on the right course of action when shopping for financial products. Among the advices, I found this one “If you don’t understand an investment, don’t invest,” can in fact […]

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