I have survived a very intense tax season and can now return to stocks.

Here’s a few random news items and links of interest:

  • Tax havens explained: How the rich hide money – an interactive guide to offshore tax havens. Hope to need this one day, ha!
  • Dividend Detective – recently rediscovered this website. A lot of the lists are available for free. With some elbow grease and charting, great picks can be found.
  • Multpl.com – I was very reluctant to share this, it’s such an awesome website, lol. Every market-related statistic you may wish to see, all inflation-adjusted since 1880’s to present. On paper everything is really pretty bad and getting worse – S&P dividend yield, US Real GDP, US Median Income Growth, US Income Per Capita… S&P Earnings are rising though, hmmm. Could it be due to the accounting changes? A lot can be done with that, you know… And apparently inflation is at 0% now. If true, then why are the banks now offering 1.35% to 1.55% on term deposits, GIC’s and other savings accounts?
  • Google Reader will be shut down on July 1, 2013. What are you switching to?




Happy New Year! May 2013 be kind to you and your loved ones.

Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous year!

Every time I login to post an update, I wince and think to myself, “what a stupid blog name”. Seriously, Phantasmix isn’t suited to a stock market discussion and I’m more and more aware of it. It’s actually preventing me from writing more.

I’ve got over a thousand posts now and nearly twelve hundred comments. Yes, I can hardly believe it myself. So what’s a girl to do? I’ve been thinking of moving this website to a domain that’s named more appropriately. Opinions? should I bother? were you turned off the site when you first came across it (because of the name or something else)?