Day 330: An Investing Renaissance

Mother's Little Helper portfolio was UP today +$8,858.67 (+1.04%). Overall GAIN YTD: +$274,398.10 (+46.99%). Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is up +16.09% Year To Date. http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ My whole life has largely been one of surprises. I believe that any man's life will be filled with constant, unexpected encouragements of this kind if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day of his life — that is, tries to make each day reach as nearly as possible the high-water mark of pure, unselfish, useful living. - Booker T. Washington A New High-Water Mark The term high-water mark was first recorded in 1545-1555 as meaning, 'a mark showing the highest level reached b

Day 326: China Playing Games?

Mother's Little Helper portfolio was UP today +$4,256.18 (+0.50%). Overall GAIN YTD: +$263,435.01 (+45.12%). Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is up +15.19% Year To Date. http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ Opportunities multiply as they are seized. - Sun Tsu China Play's Games In this post I want to comment on one company, a stock that is rarely discussed in the financial news, NetEase, Inc, NASDAQ symbol NTES. NetEase is part of the blog portfolio and I've been on the receiving end of a little bit of ribbing about investing in a Chinese gaming company. "Hey Clay, those Chinese are communists, they don't have time to play games". "Wow, buying a single stock in China, sounds pretty ri

Day 325: Tax Reform?

Mother's Little Helper portfolio was UP today +$13,464.69 (+1.62%). Overall GAIN YTD: +$259,320.26 (+44.41%). Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is up +15.49% Year To Date. http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. - Will Rogers Tax Reform The DOW closed up +187.08 points today, and Mother's Little Helper enjoyed a nice bump up +1.62%. Since the beginning of the year I've been listening to commentators, politicians, pundits, economists, friends, neighbors, even my friend at the local deli all say that tax reform is NOT priced into the market. But the instant that tax reform looked in questio

Day 321: Achieving Average?

Mother's Little Helper portfolio was DOWN today -$4,836.72 (-0.58%) Overall GAIN YTD: +$248,068.63 (+42.48%). Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is up +15.45% Year To Date. http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ Making a Reporting Change I have been using Google Finance's Portfolio feature to track the Mother's Little Helper portfolio in real time but we're about to lose that tool. Google is in the process of making some changes to the portfolios feature which means I won't be able to get the updates to stock prices linked between Google Finance and the blog the way I have been. To resolve this I've downloaded the portfolio from Google Finance and will simply update the closing prices manu

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