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The Time Barron’s Investing Thesis

Barron’s Just last week, a good friend of mine asked me if he should invest in gold because he had read a Barron’s article recommending it a couple of months ago and he wanted to put his money somewhere safe for a few years before an expected downpayment on a house in 3 years or

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How do you know if something is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is on the tips of fingers and lips of influentierati across the web. But how do you know if you, a product of yours, an investment of yours or a service you use is Web 2.0? This handy reference sheet will help guide you. Update 2-16-06: We are now making this the The

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Quotes Entirely Relevant To Investing

Published on February 12, 2006 by in Quotes

There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens. -Leon Trotsky

 
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Sell Out Saturday: Linking with No Shame

So our last true sell out effort, was changing this page to show candy ads. It yielded proof that our readers hate chocolate, since our finance ads got far more clicks. Today’s effort won’t be about direct revenue generation, but merely direct whoring. We urge you, our readers, to post a link to longorshortcapital.com wherever

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Long or Short Announces Q2’06 Dividend of $1.50

Creating value for our subscribers, that’s what we are all about. If we don’t get you with our content, we’ll instead reel you in with our dividends. Long or Short Capital is happy to announce our Q2’06 dividend of $1.50 per subscriberholder per our dividend policy. A subscriberstake is now worth $75, assuming no growth

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Marketing Fruit Drinks in Spain

In Saudi Arabia, they stone you for committing a crime. In Spain, they fruit you.

 
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The Down Low on Low Cut: Cleavage Hypothesis

While subscribers to the Wall Street Journal don’t usually read Vogue, the finance world does pay attention to at least one aspect of women’s fashion: the length of their skirts. For the lay investor, I am not making a reference to stockbrokers starring at their secretaries’ asses as they bend down to get more Form

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Flagging the Market: Long the Danish Flag?

The answer is yes, according to Ahmed Abu Dayya, an independent souvenir shop owner & sometimes Long or Short Capital consultant. He lets his investment in a stock of Danish flags do the speaking: When entrepreneur Ahmed Abu Dayya first heard that Danish caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad were being reprinted across Europe, he knew

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Products So Good They’re Dangerous

Published on February 7, 2006 by in Research

A recent lawsuit (see more details here) accuses Apple (AAPL) of making a product, the iPod, so compelling and feature-filled that it is dangerous to its user. In this case, the accuser claims the iPod’s massive capacity for tasty tunes of tempting him to listen so often and so loudly that the inevitable result was

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Long or Short Capital Reports Q2’06 Results

Long or Short Capital’s fiscal quarter ended on 1/31/06, and the company reported their results in a press release on their site: Mister Juggles: “We completed a watershed first Half to our 2006 Fiscal Year. Q2’06 was our best quarter ever, thanks to the genius of management and a compensation package which continues to be

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Quotes Entirely Relevant to Investing

Published on February 5, 2006 by in Quotes

The Greatest Happiness is to scatter your enemy and drive him before you. To see his cities reduced to ashes. To see those who love him shrouded and in tears. And to gather to your bosom his wives and daughters. -Genghis Khan

 
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Clear Buy Signal for ORCL

A clear buy signal for Oracle (ORCL) is provided in a SF Chronic Article on Larry Ellison’s spending habits. In e-mails, which stem from a recent shareholder lawsuit against the technology titan, Ellison’s accountant, Philip Simon, warns the billionaire about his habitual runaway spending. Like a concerned parent, Simon chides Ellison for overextending himself on

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Incredibly True Quick Serve Restaurant Truths #2

Cedric Burgher, the most appropriately-named former CFO of Burger King, is now the CFO of KBR, the division of Halliburton (HAL) that does contingency support and various government subcontracting in Iraq and hotspots around the world. Burgher moved from one about-to IPO company in Burger King, to another in KBR. This is one of the

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