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Breathe Deeply - But Hold Your Nose

I have been hearing from Washington how wonderful the new cap and trade bill is and how it is going to solve the world greenhouse gas pollution problem. Of course no one has yet established or ..
(December 14, 2008)
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New Cadillac

I need a new Cadillac. It won't cost much because I own the company. General Motors. That is. Oh yes, I own it. Or will shortly. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives told me she is ..
(December 14, 2008)
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How to Buy and Sell

If you have any interest in investing you have been taught to do research on any company stock, mutual fund, bond or exchange traded fund. Your broker has provided you with reams of information ..
(December 14, 2008)
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How to Know When the Bear Market is Over

For the past 6 months and longer everyone has been denying we are in a bear market. Mr. Market has not been paying attention to the nay sayers and has been declining. Yes, there have been rallies, ..
(December 14, 2008)
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How to Change Brokers and Save Your Funds

Has your account been losing money lately? Been thinking about changing brokers, money managers or account managers? I guarantee they are not going to make it easy for you. They are going to give you .
(December 14, 2008)
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How Stop Loss Orders Make Money

You probably know what a stop loss order is, but I better explain because your broker does not want you to use this technique to protect your investments. If he doesn't want to follow instructions ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Value Investing Equals Nonsense

No one needs talk about the condition of the stock market today. In a word it stinks. So many people have been watching their 401Ks decrease in value they won't open their statements. They better get .
(December 14, 2008)
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Time to Buy - Not

Been listening to CNBC-TV or Bloomberg Network TV or any of the financial experts on the radio? Don't miss this “opportunity" to buy at these great “values". I think I am going to be ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Finding a Winning Stock

Or Mutual Fund or Exchange Traded Fund in a major bear market. You don't believe this is a major bear. Well, you are in for an expensive lesson. All the “experts" on TV and the radio and the ..
(December 14, 2008)
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The Fallacy of Dividends

The most recent craze for brokers, fund managers and financial planners is to buy stocks that have been paying dividends for many years. Then the investor is told to reinvest the dividends. That ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Wall Street's 10 Biggest Lies

You surely have heard every one of these from your broker or financial planner. They have been good students, but poorly taught. And they will break you unless you become a better student of the ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Don't Buy Anything

Don't Buy Anything Screaming! Hollering! Gyrations! BUY! BUY! BUY! Is this the bottom? What are you buying now? That's all you hear on CNBC-TV, from brokers and so-called financial planners. The ..
(August 06, 2008)
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Paddle My Fannie

The news is full of Fannie Mae this and Fannie Mae that. Who is Fannie and why should I care? Fannie Mae (stock symbol FNM) stands for Federal National Mortgage Association. She has a brother named ..
(August 16, 2008)
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Stagflation Vs Reverse Mortgages

First of all let's understand what stagflation is. Most folks don't know and kind of gloss over the word when they see it in the newspaper or hear it on TV. It is serious. We went thru it in 1973 - ..
(July 13, 2008)
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The 10% Solution

Many of the pension and profit sharing plans forecast a 9% profit for the long term. Very few have made it. Some trading methods advertised claim 20% and more. What is more important is how much ..
(March 31, 2008)
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Review Or Go Broke

Too many investors receive their monthly statements without giving any thought to what is happening to their money. They may glance at it or not even open it. This is the road to the poor house and ..
(June 27, 2007)
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A Bear Reminder

Every day I hear from the experts on CNBC-TV and the radio gurus that the way to buy stocks is find value. One man's Rembrandt is another man's connect-the-dots and fill in the spaces. Valuation is ..
(June 27, 2007)
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Which Way The Market For 2007

In February we had an 8% sudden and steep decline and in March there has been a 575 point rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. This past week the market has been slowly giving ground with all ..
(April 01, 2007)
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Real Estate – Location - Stocks – Rotation

It seems everyone knows the basic rule for good real estate is “location, location, location. BUT is also seems the almost no one knows that the secret to successful investing in the stock ..
(March 25, 2007)
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Simple Money Management Technique

Very few investors make money in the stock market. Wall Street will deny this, of course, but look at where your account is today compared with what you had at the beginning of 2000. Don’t ..
(March 25, 2007)
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The Golden Years May Be Tarnished

The golden years are fast approaching for the boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964. They are looking forward to retiring to Florida or Arizona or traveling the world as is shown on the TV ..
(March 25, 2007)
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Bear on a Leash

The market was going down, down, down and suddenly it has taken off to upside. What happened? Did someone put a leash on the bear or is he just tired and is taking a rest? Maybe the bull has killed ..
(November 10, 2006)
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Finding An Advisory Service

It depends on your level of understanding of the market and the amount of money you have. If you a sophisticated investor with a substantial amount invested you are probably already receiving more ..
(November 10, 2006)
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Buying A Foreclosure

Don’t. At least not yet. The real estate market has a long way to go on the downside. There is a formula that applies to almost everything and it is called reversion to the mean, also ..
(November 10, 2006)
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Contrarian Trading Works

Let’s say you want to buy some General Motors stock because you think it is going to go up. Your friend says don’t buy it because he thinks it is going to go down. Thinking about the same .
(November 10, 2006)
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