Tag: investing

The Russian Bear Awakens… Part 1

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Russian Bear Awakens… Part 1

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Russia is becoming the bully of the world and all eyes are on their activities in the Ukraine.  We’ve asked our friend, Kevin, who lives in Estonia, which is a stone’s throw from the Russian border and the Ukraine crisis, to give us a boots on the ground update… I warn you, he […]

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VIX Investing: Beware This Misunderstood Index

September 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
VIX Investing:  Beware This Misunderstood Index

Boy, this market is a doozy… European debt worries are once again pushing the S&P 500 into an all out volatility free-for-all.  Take a look at the volatility index (VIX) and you’ll see what I mean… The VIX spent the past few weeks above 35- a sign of high investor anxiety. How can you tell […]

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Three Dividend Paying Stocks To Buy Now

June 20, 2011 | By | Reply More
Three Dividend Paying Stocks To Buy Now

Last week I talked about the reasons behind this year’s stock market summer swoon.  The article, Summer Swoon Equals Buying Opportunity, explains investors are selling stocks after several recent negative economic reports.  They’re worried the data suggest the US economy is slipping back into recession. However, I also told you I think investors are overreacting […]

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What The Heck Happened Yesterday?

May 7, 2010 | By | Reply More
What The Heck Happened Yesterday?

History was made yesterday… and not in a good way.  All eyes were on Greece.  The riots were front and center… the markets were drifting lower… then the firestorm hit. Within 20 minutes, the markets had plummeted more than 700 points.  The entire office was just glaring wide-eyed at the TV.  The markets were in […]

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Are All Banks As Shady As Goldman?

April 28, 2010 | By | Reply More
Are All Banks As Shady As Goldman?

Bank has become a four-letter “swear word”. It’s understandable when we see companies like Goldman Sachs (GS) being sued by the SEC for fraud.  And bankers aren’t helping themselves by continuing to deny any responsibility for the credit crisis. And then there’s the problem of more and more bank failures. In fact, the FDIC shut […]

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Dividends – A Dividend I’m Buying Now

September 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
Dividends – A Dividend I’m Buying Now

I’m always getting questions from readers asking what I’m buying.  It seems everyone wants to know what I’ve bought, what I’m looking at, and how I do my research. Well, today I’m going to answer a few of those questions. I’m going to tell you exactly what I’m buying this week.  But first, let me […]

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The Secret To Gains Of 514% With Penny Stocks

May 29, 2009 | By | Reply More
The Secret To Gains Of 514% With Penny Stocks

As the famous saying goes, “Nothing in life is free.”  That may be true most of the time… but not always. And sometimes, when investing, it pays to go against the grain. Take for example a recent winner we had in our penny stock service.  We banked huge gains from a company doing nothing but […]

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Retirement Planning – The First Three Steps

April 24, 2009 | By | Reply More
Retirement Planning – The First Three Steps

I remember this event clearly… like it was yesterday.  A number of years ago, I was sitting in my apartment in San Francisco.  The fog had started rolling in, and the sunlight was slowly starting to fade… it was another San Francisco afternoon. My apartment was one of four on a sleepy corner of Noe […]

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Invest Like The Pros?

December 12, 2008 | By | Reply More
Invest Like The Pros?

How time flies.  The holidays are quickly approaching.  It means more time for shopping, eating, and friends… and less time in the office.  Best of all, it means more time with my family. You probably already know I have a huge family. Holliday gatherings are always huge.  It’s not uncommon to have 30 or 40 […]

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How To Make Big Money In Stocks

October 31, 2008 | By | Reply More
How To Make Big Money In Stocks

Do you remember Ivan Boesky?  He made more than $200 million investing in stocks in the mid 1980s.  He had an amazing ability to buy into a company just a few days before a big merger was announced.  His profits were enormous.  It turns out his prophetic abilities weren’t tied to good analysis.  They were […]

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