In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Live Blogging the Stock Market: After Hours Edition

    12:23pm – Very busy day today. Had a late start at blogging, but I’ve been keeping up with the news. Watched President Obama being interrupted by a random reporter during his “Dream Act” speech at the White House. That is the first time I remember ever seeing this done

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  • Investing Notes: Should I Invest in Stocks?

    GetRichSlowly.org, the popular personal finance blog, asks the question: Should I Risk Money in the Stock Market? It’s a good question to ask yourself, but this particular question implies that the Stock Market is a gamble, because if I invest I’m risking my money and chances are I will

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  • Live Blogging the Stock Market: The Jamie Dimon Edition

    9:07am – Today’s a busy day for me, so my updates will be rather sporadic. The big news on CNBC today is the testimony in of JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon on Capital Hill. You can best follow along at The Wall Street Journal, as they are “live blogging” this

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  • Live Blogging the Stock Market: CNBC, Euro Crisis, Pharma

    10:02am – Starbucks has been struggling today but overall we’re experiencing a bit of a rally. But we;re still much lower than last Friday’s gains. 10:15am – The mood today is pretty positive. The DOW is up 114 points right now. NASDAQ is up 20 points. S&P 500 up

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  • Investing Notes: How Many Stocks Should You Have in your Portfolio?

    This question comes up frequently for newbie investors. How many stocks should you have in your portfolio? I currently have 12 (an even dozen) in my portfolio. I’ve divided them into groups: Income stocks (high-yield dividend stocks and REITs), long-term investment stocks, short-term stocks to take advantage of trends.

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