The 5% Solution?

A few years ago I wrote an article for theStreet.com where I tried to construct a diversified portfolio that yielded 4%. While the overall yield came in just below 4% it covered a lot of bases toward being diversified.

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2012 Will Be More Difficult Than 2011

Do you believe that 2012 will be more difficult for the global economy than 2011 was?  Well, that is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes.

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News Corp. moved to top pick at RBC

News Corp. was upgraded to top pick from outperform at RBC Capital Markets, despite expectations that the company’s phone hacking scandal in the U.K. could lead to a settlement in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

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How to Beat the Market in 2012

If you want to make money in 2012, you must learn to trade.
Last year was full of extremes. The stock market went from extreme overbought conditions in April to extreme oversold conditions in October. It ended the year extremely neutral.
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Avoiding the Danger Zones in the Year Ahead

The Dow rose 135 points yesterday. But gold kept going down. It is looking more and more like gold intends to make its big correction now… It’s been down for 6 days in a row.

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Further Moves Lower in Gold Seem Unlikely

We are on the cusp of a new year, and this is the time that we take a look at those brave (or foolhardy) financial analysts who take out their crystal ball and predict where precious metal prices will go in 2012.

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Two Fine Analyses Of The Euro Mess

Here are two of the best perspectives on the Euro crisis (dilemma?) I’ve read. Tyler CowenT has an interesting list that refutes the argument that there is some sort of moral imperative for Germany to aid its neighbors while Ed Harrison

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Stocks Liked by both Warren Buffett and Renaissance Technologies

Everyone knows who Warren Buffett is, top investor and trader and either the richest, second richest, or third richest man in the world, depending on what day of the year it is. One technique that investors use is piggybacking on Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B) portfolio.

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12 Steps to Financial Freedom in 2012

Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the little details of money management. Sometimes we forget the Big Picture. Because of that, I like to devote my annual Happy New Year post to a colossal summary of the collected wisdom at this site.

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My #1 profit play for 2012 …

I don’t believe that U.S. politicians are ready to make the serious (and painful) decisions that are needed to right our own country’s troubled financial situation …

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