How To Beat The Market By Completely Ignoring It

These days, investors are bombarded with a lot of chatter from the market. The internet, TV and radio are flooded with so-called “experts” claiming to know the future of the economy and offering varying opinions on where investors should place…

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Invest In The Future With This Promising Tech Stock

As we explained yesterday, small-cap investments are a historically-proven way to beat the market. Our goal when we started Project Alpha was to selectively pick small-cap stocks which could outperform the market without excess risk. Since our first pick in…

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In The Week Ahead: Fear Could Spark A Deeper Decline

The major U.S. stock indices posted another negative weekly close last week, led lower by the small-cap Russell 2000, which lost 1.4% and is now down 1.9% for 2016. The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, another perennial market leader, fell 0.3% and…

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How To Spot A ‘No-Brainer’ Investment In 30 Seconds Or Less

Several years ago, an investment-manager friend told me about the thirty-second rule. It’s a powerful (yet remarkably simple) way to think about investment analysis — one that has stuck with me ever since that initial conversation. “When you look at…

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These Busted IPOs Now Have Impressive Upside

What a difference a year makes. The market for initial public offerings (IPOs) was on fire in 2014, as 275 companies took the plunge, the highest figure since 2000. Those firms raised a collective $85 billion, which was also the…

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Buy This American Icon At A Massive Discount

“Talk to me when it’s timely.” That’s a response I often heard when pitching my best sell-side ideas to my firm’s hedge fund money manager clients. Most fund managers want to hear about a stock idea only when it is…

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Is It Too Late to Buy Netflix?

While old media stocks like Viacom (Nasdaq: VIAB), Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) and 21st Century Fox (Nasdaq: FOXA) were hit with bad news and huge losses last week, Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) scored three straight record closing highs before succumbing to profit-taking on Friday. Shares have been…

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Water Scarcity: The Falling Costs (And Rising Profits) Of Water Desalination

The twin pillars of global population growth and economic development are leading to concerns about water scarcity. In the inaugural article of this three-part series, I painted the issue in broad strokes. Part two delved into the world of irrigation…

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My No. 1 Pick For The Real Estate Market

Although the housing market activity has shown periodic signs of life, we’re still awaiting a more vigorous and sustained rebound. Yet a glimpse of recent trends brings fresh hope. Real estate information firm RealtyTrac reported the resurgence of a once-popular…

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Why Carl Icahn Is Loading Up On This Troubled Energy Company

There isn’t a lot of mystery around what Carl Icahn looks for in an investment opportunity. He wants to own good companies with underperforming management teams. Typically, he can build a large enough position to have a major influence. Then he pushes…

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