Saturday, August 23, 2008

Russian Billionaire Denies Buying Most Expensive House

The Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov, has denied that he bought the world's most expensive house, the Villa Leopolda in Villefranche-sur-Mer, on the Côte d'Azur for $730 million.

$1,855,000 Farm House for Sale

A farm house is for sale in Madliena, Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. The 250 year old house includes a swimming pool, indoor-outdoor dining area and a conservatory, and of course a view of the Mediterranean. Price is $1,855,000.

Damien Hirst's $120.8 million New Art in the Hamptons

Sotheby's will be holding an invitation only preview event of new artwork of Damien Hirst. On August 28, attendees will be able to view some of the $120.8 million of art at the Bridge Club, Bridgehampton.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Most Expensive House in the World: $750,000,000

According to several news sources, the Villa Leopold, a home in the French Riviera called, which was built by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1902, sold for $750 million. It was reportedly sold to a Russian business tycoon.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Book Review: Trade Like Warren Buffett

Recently, we had an article about Warren Buffett books. However, if you want to follow in Warren Buffett's footsteps, you need to read the leading book about Buffett's trading techniques, Trade Like Warren Buffett by James Altucher.

Altucher, who is the founder and president of Stockpickr.com, shows how Buffett is not just a buy-and-hold value investor, as is commonly assumed. Buffett uses numerous trading and investing methods which are discussed in detail. In addition, top traders are interviewed about their techniques and how they are similar to Buffett's.

If you want more than just a biography of Buffett, if you want a book that gives you hands-on techniques, get a hold of Trade Like Warren Buffett.

Other books by Altucher include Trade Like a Hedge Fund: 20 Successful Uncorrelated Strategies & Techniques to Winning Profits and SuperCash: The New Hedge Fund Capitalism

Top Luxury Vacations for Less than $100,000


There are lots of outstanding vacation packages around the world for less than $100,000. Here is a selection of several unique vacation opportunities.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering an around-the-world cruise for 116 nights on the Seven Seas Voyager. The cruise stops in French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Singapore, Dubai, Egypt, Turkey and several European countries. It departs January 13, 2009 and the price is only $65,000.

Abercrombie and Kent has a ten day Kenya Hemingway Safari, limited to 12 people, for $8,580 per person.

Luxury Vacations Villas has a 15,000 square feet, five ocean-front kingsize bedrooms, private and luxurious location in Anguilla, BWI. Meals are prepared by Prince Rainier´s former personal chef. There is a staff of 15 and 24 hour security. It also has a private gym and an Olympic size pool. The price during high season is approximately $70,000 for a week plus a 10% service charge and a 10% government tax.

Pure Kauai has a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house in Hanalei, close to the beach for around $5,400 per week.

Luxury Tour has a History's Lost Cities 2009 Private Jet Tour which includes Jordan, India, Cambodia, Laos, Bhutan, Uzbekistan, and Albania. The price is from $59,950 per person for doubles, and
from $63,250 for single.

Time and Place has the 6,600 square foot Santa Barbara Beach Club in Santa Barbara, California, with five bedrooms and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. The cost is only $22,000 per week.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Warren Buffett Books

Here are a list of books about and by Warren Buffett:

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)

The Essays of Warren Buffett : Lessons for Corporate America

The Warren Buffett Way, Second Edition

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros

The New Buffettology: The Proven Techniques for Investing Successfully in Changing Markets That Have Made Warren Buffett the World's Most Famous Investor

Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Investor

The Tao of Warren Buffett: Warren Buffett's Words of Wisdom: Quotations and Interpretations to Help Guide You to Billionaire Wealth and Enlightened Business Management

Any Cow Collectors Out There? $1 Million for One Cow

A cow in Connecticutt recently sold for $1,000,000 at auction. It had a starting bid of $200,000. The name of the cow is Apple, and the main reason for its high price was her rare red color.

Mustang AV8R sold for $500,000

A one of a kind Ford Mustang AV8R sold for $500,000 in a charity auction at the the world’s largest annual aviation event. The sale was to support the Experimental Aircraft Association youth events. The 400 horsepower Mustang is Build #1 of 1.