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Welcome Ira Smilovitz!
We are pleased to announce that, effective December 10, Ira Smilovitz has joined the bivio support team. Ira is well known in the investment club community for his tireless volunteer support of investment clubs both online and in presentations at many live events. Although trained ...
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Stocking Stuffers from this week's Value Line (Issue 4)
There's not a lot of slam dunk stocking stuffers in this week's batch. With the median stock at 8.8%, a few of them might be worth a head scratch. Some favorites from this week's updates: AVAV UNH NUE http://expectingalpha.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/vl-low-total-return-screen-12142012/ ...
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The Season Of Giving - You To the World and Us To You
I have this thing about trying to improve my little corner of the world. There's a lot I'd like to fix in the world that is overwhelming, but I can try and impact the things within my reach. I figure if I do that, maybe ...
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Standing By The Phone
This is another oldie-but-goodie noting that yet another year seems to have passed without that phone call from Omaha. No worries. Look at the performance graph at the end closely. Keep in mind that the dark blue dots are club-influenced. We believe this is probably ...
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What Numbers Are You Using For Your Calculations?
If you are plugging numbers into an equation or a form to try and make projections about the future, it is important to understand what they are and what they mean. Otherwise, how can you really understand what you are projecting? This is especially true ...
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voided check
we wrote a check for a scholarship last fall and the recipient decided not to go to college. the check has been returned . how would you enter it? It's not income. what is a voided check? I'm tempted to go back and delete the ...
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The Fiscal Cliff
Here's a short and simple video describing the fiscal cliff done by the Kahn Academy. They are masters at presenting math concepts in ways that are simple and easy to understand. The video gives you an interesting graphical way to put the monetary amounts being ...
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Weekly Update (12/7/2012) Value Line Forecasts
Many of you use the Value Line Investment Survey for research. So do we at Manifest Investing. So do other successful investors like Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and Walter Schloss. (More on Walter soon) As we update 1/13th of the 1700 stocks each week following ...
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January Effect: Best Small Companies
During our sessions today that included The Challenge Club, we briefly discussed and underscored watching for opportunities for small faster-growing companies in a form of the January Effect. And it serves as a reminder that perusing the Forbes Best Small Company list that comes out ...
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Challenge Club
Good Morning, The registration link in your email didn't work. Diane
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Challenge Club Meeting Saturday, Dec 1
Start your weekend with a special Saturday morning session of the Manifest Investing Challenge club on Saturday December 1 at 11AM ET. Investing ideas will be shared freely. Who knows? For all you early shoppers, you might get some holiday gift giving ideas too! You ...
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Changing Stock Brokers
We are planning on changing our stock broker after start of new year (2013). We will ask our current broker to transfer all shares to the new broker. For cash, we will write a check drawn on the old account and deposit into the new ...
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COOL Club Meeting Tonight! Covered Options and Taxes
Just a reminder that tonight at the COOL Club meeting, we'll be discussing the tax issues associated with trading covered options. They're pretty simple if you stick to certain types of transactions, but can get complicated quickly if you stray. We'll share some simple rules ...
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Disbanding a club question
When I asked to step down as treasurer, no member raised their hand and said "Yippee, I'll do it." So we voted to disband. Everything was sold 11/2/2012. We didn't follow the bylaws exactly but previous withdrawals have been done on a month end price. ...
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Need a name for a new club?
Hi all, Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I was perusing cookbooks in search of some new recipes for my holiday parties, when I came across one called W.I.N.O.S., (Women in Need of Sanity); Cooking with Wine. I thought it would be a great name ...
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