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The Archives section contains a collection of historical blog posts, discussions, economic trends and other historical writings from The Disciplined Investor. The information found here may be out of date and no longer relevant to the current environment.

POLL: Dow Jones Average End of 2007

With al of the recent volatility it will be interesting to know where you think the DJIA will be at the end of 2007. Poll will close to votes at the end of August. [poll=3] (See other Polls...

Unrestrained Optimism – What could go wrong?

What could go wrong? That has been the question I have been trying to answer for some time now. The markets have been set up for a bull run and there has been nothing stopping it from going straight north, or is there? In TDI Podcast 11, (May 27th) we looked at The TOP 10 MISTAKES made when investing. In that show, we explored how this was a key...

New Voice and Comment System

We have a new voice and comment system for the site. It is easy to use and will allow for you to leave a voice message or comment up to 2 minutes in length. If you would like to have a question answered on an upcoming podcast give it a whirl! Make sure you have a computer with a microphone…. Someone test it out to make sure it works…...

Share Buybacks…Party Now – Hangover Later

How much bullshit are we supposed to take? What is going on with the media and with corporate America? First, we are shoveled a pile of fast-talking, brain-frying commentary from Jimbo “BooYaa” Cramer that it could even make a grown bull cry. Then we have television shows talking about finance like it was last night‘s sporting event. They MUST think this is a game. What happened to reporting? For...

Zoom Zoom Zumiez

I write this as I am sitting in the middle of Bryant Park (42nd Street and 6th Avenue). There is plenty of sun, people and free wireless! For me, it is that time of year again. Travel, camp, sun and fun. We were just back from Northern Europe and then off to New York. First for camp visiting day and then to Manhattan for some fun. It is amazing...

Press: Sun Sentinel – Dow 14,000

Exciting? Well, kinda. I have been around for many milestones. 14,000 is, well just another number. Why not celebrate 13,723.76? The Sun Sentinel was excited about it, as was the Associated Press. The article follows with my quotes highlighted: NEW YORK, Wall Street moved soundly higher Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrials to their first close above 14,000 as investors kept jitters about the economy at bay and focused...

Update – Don’t get caught with your Crocs Down

There is a clear disconnect here. Maybe it is the fact that feet are the furthest part of the body from the brain. While they are comfortable, that is not the reason to buy the stock. If it was, why not load up on Levitz Furniture, they make some of the most comfortable furniture. (Wait, aren't they out of business?)

Authorize.net- Securing Net Transactions

They work in the background. Quietly checking on your credit authenticity each time you complete a transaction on the web. Buying a book? Checking out at your favorite online store? If so, the Authorize.net (ANET) probably has something to do with the process. They are in the business of helping merchants to accept credit cards and remain secure that the card is valid.As more and more people move towards...

Rediff.com is Ripe

As Charles Dickens said: “Ain’t I volatile?”. Rediff.com (REDF) has been as moving with a vengeance over the past few weeks. Starting from an amazing earnings report in May, and then following the usual course of buyout and merger rumors, it has moved from a consolidation range ($16-19) to $27 during July 2007. Why? First of all, it is once again about eyeballs. Rediff has 55 million registered users...

How to Value a Stock – Price Targets 101

From Chapter 3 – The Disciplined Investor (pre-order now) Price Targets Possibly the most overlooked aspect of fundamental analysis is the setting of appropriate price targets for both purchases and sales. As a disciplined investor, you can appreciate the importance of guidelines inside your investment plan to reduce risk. This will help your portfolio, as well as your emotions, to have less fluctuation(s). Obviously, the first element in developing...

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