Friday, July 5, 2024

Karsan Value Funds: 2024 Q2 Results

Karsan Value Funds (KVF) is a value-oriented fund, as described here. Due to securities regulations, the fund is not open to the public at this time. Should that change in the future, there will be an announcement on this site.

Friday, May 10, 2024

Troubled

The people I grew up with and the people I know were generally from two-parent homes where the parents were generally the biological parents. So it was with a lot of fascination that I read Rob Henderson's book Troubled, which was a look inside the lives of his childhood network, where most kids were from single-families or foster care.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

What I Learned About Investing From Darwin

What I Learned About Investing from Darwin is a terrific book that made me think deeply about my portfolio, particularly when it comes to selling.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Statin therapy is not warranted for a person with high LDL-cholesterol on a low-carbohydrate diet

I found a 2022 paper which is oddly extremely specific to my situation, titled "Statin therapy is not warranted for a person with high LDL-cholesterol on a low-carbohydrate diet". It's not only recent, but it's very comprehensive, discussing a range of topics with a ton of references that I'm still going through.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

"Proof" That Lower LDL is Better

At my request, my cardiologist sent me some information about why I should be scared about my high LDL levels. I covered one such item he sent me in a previous post, and in this one I'm going to cover another: an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine titled Proof That Lower Is Better--LDL Cholesterol and IMPROVE-IT

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Alloy Steel Court Settlement

When Alloy Steel's majority owner decided to take the company private at $2.55 per share, I was not pleased and suspected a lot of wrongdoing. So, we sued them. Three years later, we've come to a settlement that was approved by the court.

Friday, April 5, 2024

The Great Cholesterol Myth

Everybody knows high cholesterol is bad for you, right? Wrong. The authors of this book argue that most doctors/cardiologists have this wrong.