I haven’t done this in a while, so we’ll keep it simple:
- Don’t call yourself “landlord” – Interesting account of perception between “landlords” and “people in the real estate business.”
- Costs of Emergency Preparation – Andrea discusses the cost of preparing for emergencies, which is timely considering that we’re both practically waiting to see whether or not we die by tornado later today.
- House vs. Senate Barbershops – Long story short, the House of Representatives’ barbershop is profitable when the Senate’s isn’t. I would have never thought the Capitol would have its own barbers. Silly, really.
- Obama vs. Bush on Tax Cuts – PK wrote a great piece on tax cuts, and who gets the political benefit for lower taxes. Is Obama really a bigger tax cutter than Bush?
- HFT trading – The Economist concludes high frequency trading isn’t something to fear.
- My Storage Auction Experience – A post by MJTM about his experience at a storage locker auction a la Storage Wars.
- Rendering – Barron’s catches up with one of my stock market picks, Darling, advising that there is good upside remaining. I’m starting to like buying bigger names – lots more coverage, and apparently I haven’t lost an edge. You’re late, Barron’s!
- Yelp IPO – Internet review site, never profitable, IPOed and ran more than 66% in the first day of trading. The company has a valuation of $1.3 billion, and – I should say it again – has never turned a profit.