The Most Foolish Man In The World

I’d like to share a little story with you today. I’ve told this one before, so if you’ve heard it, please bear with me. But I think it’s appropriate for today’s issue… A newlywed couple is on their honeymoon in…

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These Red Flags Signal When to Get Out of a Stock

Burton Malkiel, author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, has a saying about financial statements and corporate accounting. “A firm’s income statement may be likened to a bikini – what it reveals is interesting, but what it conceals is vital.”

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The Best Market Indexes for Lazy Investors

There’s more to life than S&P 500 ETFs and bond funds. With a little digging, you can find index funds that offer higher returns for equally low effort.

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Canary In A Contained Coalmine? HSBC Crashes Most Since Crisis On ‘Surprise’ Revenue Plunge

Just over 10 years ago, HSBC was the first canary in the world’s financial crisis coalmine to signal trouble ahead.

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4 Retirement Stocks Paying Dividends of 4% or More

When the price of a dividend stock climbs, its yield falls. As a result, a rising stock market, such as we’ve had of late, can make it harder for income investors to find attractive dividend payers. Indeed, the current dividend…

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The Last Time This Happened, We Saw Gains of 429%.

While CNBC and the financial media are pushing investors to buy into the “Stocks going to the moon” narrative, another asset class as just staged a once in a decade breakout. That asset is Gold. The breakout is a bullish…

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5 Rules to Buy Low and Sell High in the Stock Market

Every investor claims to buy low and sell high in the stock market. No one can argue against this being a good approach. In reality, what most investors are doing is buying high and expecting to sell higher. This practice…

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Is Oil Close To A Tradeable Bottom?

Consider this chart of the gold-oil ratio. By all accounts, the world is awash with oil: production remains high while demand is softening along with the global economy. This has led many observers to forecast further declines in oil from the…

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With Traders “Completely Lost”, Here Are The Consensus And Contrarian Trades

Overnight, Credit Suisse released an aptly titled report which author Andrew Garthwaite called “Client perspectives: lost and bearish” in which he writes that “two words summarise client marketing in the past month: ‘lost’ and ‘bearish’. This is the first time…

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My No. 1 Oil Trade to Make Today

Energy bulls are rejoicing over the recent rally in oil prices, but crude is still more than 50% off its highs. The rout has taken a major toll on most energy companies’ profits. Earnings for the sector are expected to…

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