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General Motors Just Warming Up

The following is an excerpt from Best Stocks for 2017: General Motors Company (GM) Is Just Warming Up As we near the end of the third quarter, General Motors Company (GM) — my pick in InvestorPlace’s Best Stocks for 2017 contest — is putting up a respectable fight. As I write this, the shares are […]

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You Can Be Right And Still Be A Moron

I stumbled across a really good quote from Dr. Daniel Crosby’s The Laws of Wealth that I may have printed and laminated into a wall-sized poster: … on Wall Street, doing what is “right” can lead to a negative short-term result and doing what is “wrong” can be spectacularly profitable in the short run. Consider […]

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Book Review: High Returns from Low Risk

We all know that higher returns come at the cost of higher risk. This is one of the basic fundamentals of investing. But what if it isn’t true? In High Returns from Low Risk: A Remarkable Stock Market Paradox, Pim van Vliet and Jan de Koning challenge this assumption and find that, in fact, high-risk […]

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Book Review: Get Rich With Options

I recently had the opportunity to pick up a copy of Lee Lowell’s 2009 book Get Rich With Options: Four Winning Strategies Straight from the Exchange Floor. Lee wrote an excellent primer on options trading, but the publisher probably should have put a little more thought into the title. Get Rich With Options has very […]

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Book Review: Joel Tillinghast’s Big Money Thinks Small

Joel Tillinghast is not a household name, even among active investors. He should be. Tillinghast is the manager of the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund, and he’s beaten both the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000 by 4% per year since 1989. And while 4% might now sound like a large number, it makes an enormous […]

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Best Tweet of the Week: Is Your Child a Permabear?

Make sure you know what the warning signs look like $SPY $DJIA 😂 😂 😂 — StockTwits (@Stocktwits) Sep. 8 at 10:53 AM This article first appeared on Sizemore Insights as Best Tweet of the Week: Is Your Child a Permabear?

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Stocks That Could Double Their Dividends In 3 Years

The following is an excerpt from 7 Dividend Stocks Whose Payouts Could Double in 3 Years. The legendary Wayne Gretzky famously said that “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” Well, it’s not all that different with dividend stocks. If you’re […]

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On Straight Talk Money: Where Is Amazon Building Its New Headquarters?

I joined Peggy Tuck this morning to talk about, among other things, Amazon.com’s (AMZN) plans to build a new corporate headquarters. Where might the lucky recipient city be? Denver? Dallas? Maybe even Austin? We discuss. — This article first appeared on Sizemore Insights as On Straight Talk Money: Where Is Amazon Building Its New Headquarters?

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Prospect Capital’s Insiders Have a Mixed Trading Record

Prospect Capital’s (PSEC) insiders have a good track record of making large purchases near major bottoms in the stock. But then, they also have a good track record of making large purchases near major tops too… CFO Brian Oswald made news this week by making a large, 50,000 share purchase on the open market valued […]

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Low-Risk Retirement Stocks

The following is an excerpt from 5 of the Best Low-Risk Retirement Stocks on the Market When you think of “retirement stocks,” a few things come to mind. You’re generally looking for something timeless — a company that has been around for decades and appears to be future proof. After all, if you’re going to […]

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