Do You Adjust Your Price Targets?

I hate static price targets!  Hate them! Most of the research we read or see on TV is a bureaucratized and sanitized version of analysis.  The firm determines something, and that is the official version for public consumption.  Those who pay no attention to changing conditions add no value for investors. Did you notice that […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Time to Worry about China?

Last week featured more than the usual quota of Dueling Experts. Goldman Sachs grabbed headlines with a long report proclaiming this to be a "generational opportunity" to buy stocks.  Here is a good summary from Joe Weisenthal.  Several other top strategists are pretty bearish and sticking to their calls. Market Watch rounded up the usual […]

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The Seduction of Market Timing

Here is the dirty secret about market timing: Claims of success are exaggerated — big time! Every investor wants to buy the bottom, and (especially) to sell the tops. This is so deeply craved that investors want to believe it is possible. In the wonderful world of financial news, this defines the opportunity. The best […]

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The Quest for Yield (Part 6): Enhancing the Yield from Your Dividend Stocks

Since October I have been urging yield-oriented investors to combine the selection of good dividend stocks with covered calls. This system has been working very well, and readers have asked for more information about how to make these trades. At the risk of giving away some information about our specific methods, I have decided to […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: The Energy Price Spike

Get ready for saturation coverage of inflation this week! While this has been a regular topic for many, the following factors combine to make inflation the focus for the coming week: The continuing rise in gasoline prices Increased attention to Iran and policy reactions Official data on PPI and CPI The FOMC meeting  I'll offer […]

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