On Thursday, I explained why my favorite speculative stock, Chimera ( CIM), could be a takeover target. I also took profits on my Altisource Asset Management ( AAMC) long (after an 85% gain in 2013!). In " More Fed Think," I discussed the lack of incremental impact of quantitative easing on the real economy. Today's opening missive, " My Basic Investing Tenets," was a primer that explained the factors that form my investment consciousness (the do's and don'ts) -- easy to write about, much harder to execute! In " Stalemate," my diary continued the theme of why in a "newsy" and volatile market, opportunistic trading will likely trump investing. For now, stocks are "trading sardines, not eating sardines" (hat tip Seth Klarman). I hope this new column helps put the market week into perspective. So, that was the week that was -- from my perch.