December 2011

Buying a Home from a Global Perspective

December 17, 2011

When buying a home, it’s reasonable to imagine that most people consider things like finances, budgeting, location, finding a trustworthy agent, getting a mortgage, dealing with movers. All these things make up the localized tasks that are a necessary part of the process. And while obviously such things must be dealt with, I’d like to […]

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Shorting Treasury Options: Profit, Rinse, Repeat

December 6, 2011

Every few months, I’ve been repeating the same pattern of shorting out of the money leveraged ETFs on US Treasuries and keeping the premiums when the options expire.  It’s been a nice way to supplement largely flat market returns with recurring income, and in my view, without taking on an inordinate amount of risk.  Since […]

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