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Where is Your Company Hoarding Its Cash?

In today's market, a transparent balance sheet is perhaps the most coveted asset a company can have. With everyone from mortgage lenders to commercial banks, investment funds, and even food ..
(October 29, 2008)
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Why the Fourth Quarter Won't Be Any Better For Stocks

In yesterday's essay I explained why I think the Fourth Quarter will offer plenty of more surprises-to the downside-for unsuspecting investors. My reasoning for this is simple: analyst estimates for ..
(October 29, 2008)
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Put Wall Street Analysts on Your Endangered Species List

It's been a bad year for Wall Street analysts. 2008 started off with some of the worst earnings expectations the Street crowd have ever dreamt up. Bear in mind, I don't mean “worst" as in ..
(October 29, 2008)
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Start Making Your List, Santa Came Early

Start making a list. Bear markets can be beautiful things. True, for the ill-prepared they can be devastating-more than $2 trillion has been wiped out in pension funds and retirement accounts-but if .
(October 29, 2008)
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The Biggest Income Payouts Available to Ordinary Investors

Dan is the ultimate middleman. With a net worth of $8 billion, Dan is the richest tycoon in Houston: the capital of oil billionaires. However, Dan doesn't own a drop of oil. Yet every year, his ..
(October 29, 2008)
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Homebuilders Are Ready to Roll Over Again

Homebuilder stocks look prime for another drop. Back in mid-May I recommended short-selling homebuilders, citing DR Horton (DHI) as a particular stock that was ready to roll over. My reasoning at ..
(September 30, 2008)
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Why Monday's Crash Didn't Bother Me

I was right. It's official: we had a crash Monday. And next week might be even worse. The week before last the Fed pumped an average of $188 billion per day into the system. They pumped another $650 .
(September 30, 2008)
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How to Pick Up a 6% Yield Tax Free

It's time to consider muni bonds. Municipal bonds, or muni bonds as they're commonly called, are issued by state, city or local governments to raise capital for public projects like building a ..
(September 30, 2008)
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Brazil Joins Russia, India, and China in Underperforming the ..

Starting in late 2007, the US indexes began to outperform their emerging market brethren. Of course, the term “outperform" is somewhat misleading;-the S&P 500 index is down nearly 20% from its ..
(September 30, 2008)
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The Worst is Over Crowd is in For a Nasty Shock

This is all beginning to sound like a broken record. With yet another intervention in place, the pundits are proclaiming that the “worst is over" again. The Fannie Mae/ Freddie Mac deal is ..
(September 30, 2008)
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Gold is the Real Treasure - So Why Are Investors Dumping it ..

Finally. . . Throughout this year I've been pounding the table that this financial crisis would be worse than most investors expected. Frannie and Lehman have finally produced a 1-2 punch that even ..
(September 30, 2008)
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The Most Important Fact to Know About Investing in Oil

No one knows where oil is heading. Only four months ago (May ‘08), oil cleared $120 a barrel on its way to $145. Within a month, analysts were calling for $150, even $200 oil. Countless graphs .
(September 30, 2008)
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The FDIC Needs the Treasury's Help Already?

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) might be broke. Created in 1933, the FDIC is the federal guarantor in charge of insuring that bank deposits of up to $100,000 are returned should a ..
(September 30, 2008)
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What Happens When the Market Runs Out of Lifeguards

We're treading water. Wherever I go these days, as soon as people find out I work in investing they want to know what I think of the market. My answer is the line above, “we're treading water. .
(September 30, 2008)
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The Most Important Secret of Successful Investing

What is THE most important aspect of investing? It's not the ability to read a balance sheet. Nor is it recognizing trading patterns. In fact, this particular quality isn't even specific to ..
(September 30, 2008)
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Tech Won't Be a Safe Haven For Long

Be careful how you define “neglected. " The most common adage amongst investing commentators and pundits is to go “against the crowd" or be “contrarian" with your investments. On ..
(September 30, 2008)
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Russia Looks Good on Paper, But What About Reality?

Russia just declared war. . . on investors. As the “R" in BRIC emerging markets, Russia has been one of the hottest places for overseas capital flows in the last ten years. Between 1997 and ..
(September 30, 2008)
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Time to Consider Natural Gas

On Wednesday we detailed three of the largest issues affecting oil prices. To review they are: Geopolitical concerns (Iran, Russia, and Pakistan) Speculation (in July, 11% of oil contracts were ..
(September 30, 2008)
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The GDP Revision Was a Farce

Yesterday the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) revised its 2Q08 GDP growth to an annualized rate of 3.3%, up from 2.7%. It's a shame this data had to be revealed on August 28, a date not associated ..
(September 30, 2008)
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An International Mutual Fund Worth Your Money

Ok, so originally I was going to write about two international mutual funds here. However, once I started delving into the funds themselves, it became clear that each deserved its own essay. The ..
(September 03, 2008)
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An International Mutual Fund Worth Your Money Pt 2

Be careful about averages. When it comes track records, investors tend to focus exclusively on a fund's average annual return. However, simple math proves the error of this focus- a fund can lose ..
(September 03, 2008)
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Wall Street "Oops! We Were Totally Wrong!"

Wow. . . On June 6th, I forecast a dramatic fall in the stock market. However, even I didn't expect things would get as bad as they have this quickly. The S&P 500 has fallen nearly 9% since then. ..
(September 03, 2008)
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Big Profits From the Market's Plunge

Thank god for shorts. Virtually anyone who has employed a buy and hold, long only strategy this year has felt a world of pain. As I write, the S&P 500 is down 12% for the year, having staged its ..
(September 03, 2008)
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Worst Credit Conditions Since the Great Depression Pt 1

I was recently on the phone with Mike “Mish" Shedlock, a registered investment advisor for Sitka Pacific Capital Management. While many money managers have been losing money, Sitka has been ..
(September 03, 2008)
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You Can Post a Terrible Year and Still Crush the Market

Yikes. If anything reveals the difficulty of investing in today's market it's the fact that investing legends have been losing money hand over fist. The market has fallen over 12% in the first six ..
(September 03, 2008)
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