Friday, August 28, 2009

Short Takes: Option Collars and more

1. Potato gives a thoughtful explanation of why option collars for limiting risk do not give a good balance between risk and reward. As a bonus, Potato had two other interesting posts. One explained why options are a zero-sum game, but stocks are not. The other one is about student rental discrimination.

2. Larry MacDonald writes about the potential demise of money market mutual funds if new rules prevent them from continuing to hide risk from investors.

3. Big Cajun Man asks a question I’ve wondered about for a while: are you potentially getting yourself into trouble if you keep only scanned images of old bills and receipts instead of the original?

4. Where Does All My Money Go? explains that your dog could end up costing you $38,000. Based on the vet bills for some of my friends, this estimate seems low.


  1. The whole week's worth of posts, thanks ;)

  2. Thanks for the mention Michael.

  3. Thanks for the mention. I'm just getting into reading up on options, so thanks for the link to Potato's post as well.