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Stock Market Prices in a NewspaperSometimes, in talking to people, I refer to Blueprint for Financial Prosperity as BFP. It’s just easier and some people know what I’m talking about. Unlike many other personal finance blogs, BFP doesn’t coincide with a stock ticker. (In a quick Google Finance search, the only result that comes up is for the British Property Federation, a lobbying firm)

However, many popular personal finance blogs’ acronymed names are tickers… and here are some of them:

  • FCN (Five Cent Nickel) – FTI Consulting, Inc., a ” global consulting firm to organizations confronting the critical legal, financial and reputational issues that shape their futures.” It’s traded on the NYSE and is down around 14% YTD.
  • SBC (Stop Buying Crap) – Brompton Split Banc Corp, a Canada-based mutual fund corporation (it’s a mutual fund) traded on the TSX. It is down nearly 55% on the year.
  • CC (Consumerism Commentary) – Clinton Cards plc, a specialty retailer of greetings cards, plush merchandise, and related items in the United Kingdom. Traded on the London Stock Exchange, it has fallen a whopping 87% YTD.
  • GRS (Get Rich Slowly) – Gammon Gold, Inc., a company engaged in the exploration for and exploration and development of gold and silver deposits in Mexico and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. It’s down around 69% on the year.
  • TSD (The Simple Dollar) – Tsodilo Resources Ltd., a diamond exploration company traded on the TSX Venture Exchange, the Canadian Stock Exchange. It’s down about 65% on the year but is very minimally traded.
  • AFM (All Financial Matters) – Alphamin Resources Corp, a mineral resource mining company traded on the TSX Venture Exchange. It’s another thinly traded stock down 50% on the year.
  • MBH (Mighty Bargain Hunter) – MBF Healthcare Acquisition Corporation is an AMEX-traded “development-stage blank check company.” In other words, it’s a company that exists only to serve as a acquisition vehicle. It’s up 2.5% but that hardly counts.
  • DL (The Digerati Life) – China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. is a NYSE-traded online education provider in China. If you owned this stock at the start of the year, you’d be down around 51%.
  • GXF (Generation X Finance) – iShares Financials was an ETF focused on the financial industry.
  • MTD (My Two Dollars) – Mettler-Toledo International Inc., a Switzerland -based global supplier of precision instruments (think: precise lab equipment) and traded on the NYSE. It’s down only 34% YTD.

As you can see, almost all of them are down… which means if you owned shares of BFP, that is, shares of nothing, you would’ve come out ahead over every other personal finance blog out there so keep reading my blog. If you’re comfortable with that logic, excellent, we can be friends! :)

I couldn’t get every blog I know involved (some didn’t have tickers, like myself) so if you weren’t included, feel free to look yourself up and leave a little recap in the comments below!

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13 Responses to “Personal Finance Blog Tickers”

  1. Flexo says:

    Bored today, Jim? :-)

  2. Good To Grow…GTG. Doesn’t work. But if we use Good To Grow: Thrive, that’s GTGT, which is GTG Ventures. They design and sell techno stuff, including MP3 players, compact sound cards, e-books, and notebook cooling pads. Was worth $3, now worth $1…let’s hope Thrive does slightly better than that.

  3. Madame X says:

    Funny… MOW is Mowbray Collectibles Ltd., which “is engaged in the auction of rare books, maps, print, militaria and numismatics.”
    But it only seems to be traded in New Zealand…

  4. Matt SF says:

    Clever idea.

    SF – Stifel Financial Group. Up 25% for 1 year and 377% in 5 years.

    Don’t be daytrading any of these ya hear!

  5. Hmmm. Mine sounds kinda boring, but it’s only down 14% on the year. Not bad. Too bad I don’t own any.

  6. PTY: PIMCO Corporate Opportunity Fund
    http://finance.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NYSE:PTY
    Oooo…. looks like I’m not doin so hot!

  7. Patrick says:

    I want to buy some BFP stock. Let me know when you go public.

  8. Patrick says:

    CML – Compellent Technologies, Inc. is a provider of enterprise-class network storage solutions.

    http://finance.google.com/finance?q=cml

    Not doing too well this year either. ;)

  9. paidtwice says:

    If I do PT for paidtwice – it is Portugal technologies, which is down like 37% for the year. Whee!

    It would be fun to do stock-like tickers for actual sites using feed or visit or something data.

  10. Cap says:

    Sweet, only down 50% for the year. Beating out many of my individual stock picks. I win?

  11. Broke Grad says:

    BGS — B&G Foods, Inc.

    Down 49% for the year. Ouch.

  12. I guess mine (Retire at 40) would be ‘RAF’ though I suspect the Royal Air Force in the UK might have different ideas!

  13. mbhunter says:

    Thanks (a month late!) for the mention.

    Yeah, 2.5% isn’t much up, but it IS up.


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