Selling at All-Time Highs Is Now Considered Contrarian!

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As I peruse through many of the early FI blogs across the blogosphere, I am somewhat struck to see the number of sell orders that have started to pop up. In years past, most everyone was aggressively hitting the “BUY MOAR!” button, enjoying this wonderful bull market that first took flight in 2009.

Well, as fun as the ride has been, in life, as we all

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Mining Stocks – Portfolio Performance (Non-GAAP Accounting)

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A few posts ago, a reader of this site made a very insightful observation — He remarked (and I’m paraphrasing just slightly here):

 

“You embrace macro instead of micro investing, and I’m a believer in this myself but also I’m a believer to make investing easy. 

The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ” which hold some of your current holdings as well. The return of the index from the beginning of the year is about 117% and your current portfolio has done the same at 113%

What is the point to invest on the micro when you can just buy the index (macro) and enjoy the ride? One operation, $20 cost and it’s done. 

Am I missing out something?”

 

This was a most AWESOME comment, and quite frankly, I’m kind of

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Real Estate Rental Property SH #1 Update (September 22, 2016)

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Well, it’s been ages since I last posted an update regarding my rental properties… Truth of the matter is, I just totally hate real estate right now and really see no point in talking about it. For the most part, I’m completely tuned out to the real estate markets, and am simply playing the role

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Portfolio Update: Subtracting to My Lithium Position (September 21, 2016)

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So, nobody likes to admit to “trying to time the market”, but I will confess to attempting to do just that yesterday morning. As I mentioned in the last article, I had a strong hunch that the Fed would not raise interest rates. Because of that suspicion, I was rather keen on adding some

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Portfolio Update: Adding to My Silver Position (September 20, 2016)

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Just a quick update for readers this morning — I added to my position in Alexco Resource (AXU) yesterday, just ahead of today’s FOMC meeting, when everyone finds out whether or not we’ll be getting a rate hike this month (my guess is no way, Jose). I picked up

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Starving for Yield – The Passive Income and Cash Flow Trap

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In an era of Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) and Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP), it’s no wonder that everyone and their grandma is starved for yield these days… Unlike years (decades) past, saving money and putting it in the bank is just extremely unrewarding… The returns are so anemic, that unless you were depositing millions of dollars in principal to your savings account, there’s just no

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