My Opinion on Intel Corp

Intel Stock has been in the doldrums for a while. I figured 19$ was a bottom and acquired some INTC making it my third largest holding. Now it is sitting just over 17$, however I am hanging on to it. Average Analyst expectation according to Yahoo Finance is $23.81. My expectation is higher. With a…

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TGT and Analysts

Target corp, one of my long term Large Cap holdings, has an average analyst price target of 62.50 according to Yahoo (it has been that much for a while now and TGT did touch $60 once). Recently Lazard Capital Markets upgraded its own target for Target to $63! Currently TGT is just under $50, a…

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End of a losing Streak for India?

Today the Indian market (^BSESN) jumped 514 points (5.5%). A similar gain is not noticed in the India Fund Inc. (IFN), probably because it did not fall yesterday along with the Indian markets. Does mean we will see continued improvements? Well, who knows. We saw several worse down days than today is an up day….

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Panera Bread

It seems I only cover IFN here, so here goes coverage for my second largest investment after IFN – Panera Bread (PNRA). Today Panera reported same store sales below the estimates from the two (yes only two) that cover the stock. This sent the stock tanking down 2% (was down as much as 4%) to…

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India Fund Inc. Once More

The Indian stock market has taken more beatings over the last two days, sending IFN down along with it. The Indian index closed below 10000 again today and all gains since Jan 27 have been erased in just over a week. Despite today’s 200 point drop, IFN has not similarly dropped possibly due to strangth in US markets and the fact…

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How to Pick Mutual Funds – Part I

This is tricky question, and even trickier to answer. There are so many different answers to this question that the best answer is ‘depends on your situation’. I will try to cover as much ground as possible with focus on the long term investor who is not into active trading. If you want free advice…

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Small Monthly Investments Howto

One very often asked question, especially by young and new investors is how to invest small amounts of money in mutual funds. Most mutual funds have an entry point that may not be easily reached of a few thousand dollars. Even if you can invest a few thousand dollars, it is diffcult to diversify because…

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Citibank’s New 4.75% Savings Account with Deception

I just happened to see a Citibank ad on Bankrate.com advertising 4.75% APY and went on to check it out. So I clicked on the link and was taken here. This page states – “Introducing the e-savings account with FREE Citibank EZ Checking”. Yes the FREE is in capitals on the site. Under the 4.75% APY, the Ad states – “No minimum balance required”. It…

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More on IFN and India

Shares of The India Fund Inc. dropped 10% today after the Indian Stock market took another beating. The Indian stock market started up about 600 points, however it quickly dropped over 10% causing the markets to shutdown for an hour. The Finance Minister urged investors to stay invested in the market citing no change in Indias…

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Another big drop in Indian markets

The Indian stock market dropped another 4% falling below 11000, after yesterdays 6% drop. What does this mean for India Fund Inc. holders? Well it probably means another drop today. Yesterday, I said it might be time to get into IFN, well today might be even better than yesterday to get in. I would also…

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