Monday, April 5, 2010

Short Takes: Karl Marx Day Trading and more

1. Larry MacDonald quotes a paragraph from Karl Marx’s writing showing that he did some short-term speculative trading similar to modern day-trading.

2. Preet asks whether your broker’s bond desk is making undue profits on your bond trades. The best protection I know of is to get both the buy and sell price to check on the spread. Unfortunately, many brokers don’t make this easy.

3. Canadian Capitalist explains some handy Google tools for portfolio tracking in a spreadsheet. I find this far better than using the standard portfolio tracking at various web sites. I always want to do calculations that aren’t offered.

4. Big Cajun Man runs down his top 5 investing regrets.

5. Tom Bradley makes an amusing open application for employment at Google.

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