An Investment Without Risk? Plus Finding Lost Money @ The Carnivals

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2007-11-289

I encountered some interesting facts and trivia about the business and stock trading world:

  • 1st Truth: Bill Gates makes over $30 million each night while he sleeps.
  • 2nd Truth: The most expensive stock in the world is Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA). The stock as of today trades for $134,215 per share.
  • 3rd Truth: On an average day, over $6.6 Billion is circulated through Apple (AAPL) stock.
  • 4th Truth: The world record for the largest single portfolio return in one year is 29,233% which was done by Dan Zanger.
  • 5th Truth: The Blue-Ray versus HD DVD battle is worth over ten billion dollars to the winner.
  • 6th Truth: Besides futures trading, options trading is the most riskiest conducted worldwide.
  • 7th Truth: Exxon Mobil (XOM) has the largest market capitalization in the world, with as of today holding a value of $480.31 Billion.
  • 8th Truth: Steve Jobs of Apple is paid $1 per year to work as CEO, but last year realized over $646 million from vested restricted stock.
  • 9th Truth: The best investment strategy is also the simplest, follow the overall trend. It is known that three out of four stocks follow the overall trend on any given day.

I actually picked these up from The Carnival of Personal Finance #128, which was graciously hosted by Stock Trading To Go this week. I’d like to thank Blain for selecting my post on smart consumption as an Editor’s Pick! Here are some notable articles I found there:

For frugal advice, you can find the Festival of Frugality #102, The Mix Tape Edition at Cheap Healthy Good, which presented these great tips:

How about some personal stories? The Dividend Guy was the honorable editor for The 36th Carnival of Money Stories. A big thank you for the Editor’s Pick! I was quite pleased that he called my story “sexy” 😉 .

Thanks as well to Lance Turner at Arkansas Business for featuring my tips to financial independence in the past week. I like your new digs!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

10KPortfolio November 28, 2007 at 11:01 am

These are some great facts. Just added this site to my reader

Let's Discuss Money November 28, 2007 at 3:05 pm

Great facts, although I must be a bit of a financial nerd because I knew most of them 🙂

It does seem amazing that one share in Buffet’s company costs the same as a small house.

Patrick November 28, 2007 at 4:09 pm

Thanks for the mention. I loved the carnival too. I’m a sucker for trivia!

Silicon Valley Blogger November 28, 2007 at 6:44 pm

Yes, I love trivia too! In fact, my dad is a serious trivia hound and is writing a book on trivia at this moment (but mostly on historical and general topics). But I have to point out that this info came from the Carnival of PF, via Stock Trading To Go (Blain’s blog)! Thanks to Blain for his fun facts.

The Dividend Guy November 29, 2007 at 8:08 pm

I just call em like I see em!

Thanks for the mention.

The Dividend Guy

Ray Ritchie February 16, 2008 at 9:07 am

Great ideas, but here is a new one. Tying investing in Real Estate at your desk using only the Internet. I love this technology.

Make Friends, Earn Money March 29, 2008 at 8:01 am

Now that’s what i call efficiency, thanks for a great overview

“1st Truth: Bill Gates makes over $30 million each night while he sleeps.”

Silicon Valley Blogger April 1, 2010 at 7:26 am

Sure… uh huh.. whatever you say…. 😉 . Why don’t you explain your “system”?

thomas adair April 30, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Well, valley blogger. After your statement, i am going to cry and beg you, for me to show you, one of the greatest financial developments. I’ll kiss your feet until you listen to me. Please don’t make me feel bad.


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