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Blog Post: TheMonetaryFuture: Watch Bitcoin Robbery in Slow Motion

April 7, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

By Jon Matonis Forbes Saturday, April 7, 2012 http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/04/02/watch-bitcoin-robbery-in-slow-motion/ Bank robberies of the future may not reveal the traditional security camera shot of the ski-masked gun holder but rather we will watch them evolve slowly in front of our eyes as the money hops around the globe. It's not so much where is the money but when is the money? The public and transparent nature of the bitcoin transaction ledger ensures that all...

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Blog Post: MusingsonMarkets: Emotions, Intrinsic value and Dividend Clienteles: The Apple trade postscript

April 7, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Now that I have read some of the reactions to my post on "folding" on Apple, I would like to respond to at least three issues that were raised in these responses. The first was that my sale of Apple seemed to be grounded more in emotional than in fundamental reasons. The second and related point was that the sale of the stock at a price that was below my own estimate of intrinsic value was not consistent with intrinsic value investing. The third was a more general question of whether or when...

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Blog Post: EconometricsBeat: Is it Me or Them??

April 6, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

I really do appreciate these sessions we've been having together. Occasionally I have some "gripe" that I just have to get off my chest. I try really hard, not to let these things "get to me" - honest, I really do!! I'm sure that you've noticed. But sometimes it all gets too much. I can't explain it in rational terms. Maybe the meds. just didn't kick in as anticipated? For whatever reason, I sometimes find myself feeling frustrated, and confused, by what I see around me...

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Blog Post: EconometricsBeat: New Release of Gretl

April 6, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

It's great to see that there's recently been a new release of the Gretl Econometrics Package. Version 1.9.8 was released in late March. You can follow developments and news, and share you experiences with Gretl on the associated Wiki. One thing that's sometimes overlooked as our econometrics computing becomes easier and easier, is that ultimately it's what's "under the hood" that counts. How accurate and robust is the underlying code? The Gretl team should be commended for addressing...

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