• The Gone Fishin' Portfolio: 14 Years Of Market-Beating Returns I’ve always been fascinated by ‘Couch Potato’ portfolios, those where you invest in index mutual funds and rebalance only once per year.  In the early 2000’s I read about the ‘Gone Fishin’ Portfolio.  “Gone Fishin” was intriguing because it is based on the work of Harry Markowitz, who won a Nobel Prize in 1990 for Modern Portfolio Theory – now known as asset allocation.Asset allocation is the process of developing the most effective – optimal – mix of investments. In this case, optimal means that there is not another combination of asset classes that is expected to generate a higher ratio of return to risk.  Quite simply, it’s breaking down your portfolio into different baskets, or classes of investments ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2015, 3:22 PM by David W
  • The Security I Like Best: NOV - National-Oilwell Varco Highlights:    * National-Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) is a high quality, wide moat oil services stock currently selling near multiples last seen in prior recessions.    * In September, 2014, NOV announced a share buyback program for up to $3 billion (10%) of the company's outstanding shares.    * As of 2Q14, Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway owns approx. 1.5% of NOV's shares, bought mostly in 2012 at slightly higher prices than today.    * I calculate NOV's Intrinsic Value at $92 per share, with today's $61 price offering significant upside.Company:National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) is a U.S. company that provides oilfield services, equipment and parts used in oil and gas (O&G) drilling and production. The company conducts ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2015, 10:22 PM by David W
  • The Natural Gas ETF 'UNG' Presents an 'Aggressive Sequential'Buy Signal I haven't written much lately about my Trend Exhaustion system, which follows the well-known Tom Demark indicators such as 'Sequential' and 'Combo'.  With the end of December, the natural gas ETF 'UNG' has signaled an 'Aggressive Sequential' buy.  UNG has been one of the worst performing commodity ETF's, falling from its 2007 IPO price of $400 to currently $14.96.  UNG reached the 'Setup' phase in 2012, and I've been waiting since then for either 'Combo' or 'Sequential' to trigger.  As this is measured on a monthly basis, this presents a long-term buying opportunity.UNG 'Aggressive Sequential' Buy Signal December 2014These indicators (Sequential and Combo) identify turning  points across the stock, bond, commodity and ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2015, 12:23 PM by David W
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The Way to Health...

  • Turkey Chili with Kale and Quinoa Chili made with lots of Power Foods:2.6 lb 85/15 ground turkey - browned Add 2 cups frozen peppers n onions (fajita) 1 jar shiitake mushrooms 2 cans garbanzo ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2014, 5:21 PM by David W
  • Power Foods: The Magic 21 The Editors and Nutritionists at T-Nation have done the research and come up with these foods that have powerful, drug-like effects on human physiology — foods that not only ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2014, 5:15 PM by David W
  • Perfect Grilled Salmon I'll be grilling a lot more fresh salmon now that I found out how to grill it with the skin on.Summary: On a very hot grill, grill skin ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2012, 8:51 PM by David W
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  • HP-1: Records in Power - R.I.P. Training 1.0        Purpose This procedure presents a bodybuilding program which is designed to measure and maximize Power production.  While most programs focus on either Strength or Hypertrophy, the RIP (Records ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2014, 7:03 AM by David W
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  • The Perfect Basketball Jump Shot Paul Hoover has studied 40 years of basketball film to learn the mechanics of the NBA's best shooters.  He teaches this thru his 'Pro Shot Shooting System'.Forget whatever ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2014, 8:08 AM by David W
  • Youth Basketball Pre-Game Warmup Drill Only have 5 minutes to warmup the team before the game?  Here's how to shoot 60 Lay-ups, 40 jump shots, and make 220 passes in 4 1/2 ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2014, 8:09 AM by David W
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The Way to Wealth...

  • Top 20 Riskiest U.S. Housing Markets for Investors - and the Top 5 Most Stable When so much wealth is tied up in one asset, the risk -- or stability -- of a local market can mean a lot to a homeowner. Bloomberg.com asked real estate ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2014, 7:53 PM by David W
  • RealtyTrac Reports the Top 10 Markets to Buy a Rental Property Right Now In these ten metro areas, small real estate investors can expect to find great home deals and double-digit returns on their rental property investment, according to RealtyTrac:1)    Wichita ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2014, 6:38 AM by David W
  • U.S. Rents Hit Record Highs As Home Ownership Plunges <<via Zerohedge:The American Homeownership Dream is officially dead. Long live the New Normal American Dream: Renting. According to the latest quarterly homeownership data released by the Census Bureau, [...] the ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2014, 6:40 AM by David W
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The Way to Wisdom...

  • Fantasy Football League Results for 2 Leagues where I used Advanced Statistics Quick summary for this years' NFL Fantasy Football Leagues.  I played in 2 leagues, a 'money' league and a 'work' league.  Results are in:1 Championship - 1st Place (Work League ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2015, 7:17 PM by David W
  • Two Free Websites that will have you dominating your NFL Fantasy League What can advanced statistics do for Fantasy Football?  It turns out quite a bit.  I'm playing in two NFL fantasy leagues this year.  After five weeks I'm ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2014, 6:24 PM by David W
  • Fantasy Football "Moneyball" Results For those who showed interest in my foray into the application of advanced statistical analysis to NFL Fantasy Football, the final results were impressive.My regular season record was 9 ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2014, 5:25 PM by David W
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