5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Stock Returns

Years ago, a world-class software designer for the investment industry said something I will never forget: “Diversity makes America great.” My friend, an Iranian immigrant with a deep appreciation for the strength and resilience of the U.S. economy, made the…

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Japan’s Most Valuable Resource is Vanishing

In 2013, one of the hottest trades was to get long the Japanese stock market. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) rose 25% for the year, and the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ), which hedges its yen currency exposure, rocketed 37% higher. The market’s…

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Beware of an Overdue Correction Unless This Happens

All major U.S. indices posted gains last week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, up 1.5%, and the small-cap Russell 2000, up 0.5%. For the year, things don’t look quite as rosy, however, as the broad market S&P 500 is…

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I am 100% sure there will be no hyperinflation… (PODCAST)

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Cirrus Logic: More Than Just an Apple Supplier

Cirrus Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRUS) with its valuation of $1.41 billion is a small cap player in the tech sector. Little Cirrus Logic’s fate is tied to behemoth Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s fate in that Apple is its biggest customer. Cirrus Logic…

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Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR)

Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, and project management services worldwide.

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Play Historic IPO for the Chance at Double-Digit Gains With Less Risk

A credit spread strategy known as a bull put spread offers traders all the benefits of put sellingwhile taking on less risk. To initiate a bull put spread, the trader sells a put option and simultaneously purchases another put option on the same underlying asset…

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The Real Economics Of Marriage

The marriage rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded.  So why is this happening?  Well, the truth is that there are a lot of reasons why so many young people are choosing not to…

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Crony Capitalism and the Oracle of Omaha

I am back from the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, and my brain is still spinning from the dozens of meetings and stimulating conversations. In a series of articles for over the next few weeks, I’ll try…

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Beware: Two Major Banks in Serious Trouble

What just happened in a small rural town in eastern China should raise every warning flag here in the United States. A man innocently walked into his bank in Yancheng, a city in Sheyang County, and asked to withdraw the…

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