Breaking: Obama Supports The Entrepreneur

Last night we listened with bated breath as Obama outlined his ideas to push forward with in what he hopes will be a second term. For Obama supporters, it’s a good age to be an entrepreneur.

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Why Holding Off On College Is A Hot New Trend

The great debate: to postpone college or move forward with it immediately?

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Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us?

Over the past couple of weeks, George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank have all issued incredibly chilling warnings about the possibility of an impending economic collapse.  Considering the power and the influence that Soros, the IMF and the World Bank all have over the global financial system, this is very alarming.  So are they purposely trying to scare the living daylights out of us?  Soros is even warning of riots in the streets of America.  Unfortunately, way too […]

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Get Ready for a Stock Market Reversal

This is an updated chart of the Volatility Index (or “VIX”) that I showed you last week… Only this time, it’s plotted along with its Bollinger Bands. Bollinger Bands help define the most probable trading range for a security. Any move outside the Bands indicates an extreme condition – one that is likely to reverse direction. The red arrows in the chart above show each time within the past year the VIX popped above its upper Bollinger Band. This indicates […]

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Stocks less impressive in President Obama’s third year

U.S. President Barack Obama’s first year in office back in 2009 coincided with one of the biggest one-year rallies in equity market history.  His third year in office, however, was much less agreeable when it comes to stock performance. Indeed, the Wilshire 5000, the broadest index of U.S. stocks, climbed 46.5% in year one of Obama’s administration, representing the best first-year performance for any of the past five presidents. But in year three of his first term, the Wilshire 5000 […]

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A Foundation to an Investment Philosophy

Josh Brown had a fun post up yesterday about his Twenty Common Sense Investing Rules. While I would probably frame some of the points differently and don’t necessarily agree with all of them there is plenty of utility in the post. Josh’s number 4; The moment a stock disappoints you or makes you wish you hadn’t bought it, sell it. Immediately and regardless of price. Life is too short to hope a bad decision reverses itself. This is tricky because […]

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More Gains for U.S. Manufacturing

“In January, the seasonally adjusted composite index of manufacturing activity—our broadest measure of manufacturing—increased nine points to 12 from December’s reading of 3. Among the index’s components, shipments gained fourteen points to 17 and new orders doubled, picking up seven points to finish at 14. The jobs index picked up eight points to 4. In our January survey, our contacts were more bullish about their business prospects for the next six months. The index of expected shipments increased nine points […]

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Capital Gains Taxes Are Going Up

The top tax rate on long-term capital gains is currently 15%. That’s why Mitt Romney is spending so much time talking about his tax returns. That revelation has set off a familiar debate about whether that low rate is appropriate. Often overlooked in these discussions, however, is the fact that the days of the 15% tax rate are numbered. As of this posting, it has only 342 left. On January 1, 2013, capital gains taxes are scheduled to go up […]

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Todays Big Stock: Silvercorp Metals Inc Ordinary (SVM)

Silvercorp Metals, Inc. is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of high-grade silver-related mineral properties in China and Canada. Silvercorp is the primary silver producer in China through the operation of the four silver-lead-zinc mines at the Ying Mining Camp in the Henan Province of China. Silvercorp is building the GC silver-lead-zinc project in Guangdong Province as its China production base, which will be followed by the third production base at the BYP gold-lead-zinc project in Hunan Province. […]

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What is the world’s most valuable company?

After the stock market closed yesterday, Apple Inc. (AAPL) reported its quarterly earnings. The company easily beat Wall Street’s estimates, which propelled the technology giant’s shares to trade up $30, or 7% after hours. With the stock trading at roughly $453, Apple now has a market capitalization of more than $420 billion. This surpasses Exxon Mobil’s Corp. (XOM) market cap of $418 billion, making Apple the world’s most valuable company. The business that Apple generated in their fiscal first quarter […]

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