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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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Straight Talk Money: What To Do About The Debt Ceiling Crisis… And An Old Stock Tip From Warren Buffett

I joined Peggy Tuck this morning on Straight Talk Money this morning to talk about, among other things, the North Korea crisis and pending debt ceiling showdown.   And in the final segment, we chat about a Warren Buffett recommendation from the late 1990s… one that I happened to own myself back then!     This […]

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Prospect Capital at Extreme Valuations… Again

$PSEC Price/Book ratio at extreme lows… again. — Charles Sizemore (@CharlesSizemore) Sep. 6 at 09:34 AM Post dividend cut, Prospect Capital (PSEC) is now trading for 75% of book value. As Prospect’s history has shown, it can always go lower. Though if you’re time horizon is 6-12 months, this is likely a good opportunity to […]

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On Straight Talk Money: Should You Tap Into Your 401k to Pay for Hurricane Harvey Damage?

I joined Peggy Tuck on Straight Talk Money yesterday. At the top of the list, the IRS annouced it would allow penalty free 401k withdrawl to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. But should you tap into your retirement savings to pay for Hurricane Harvey damages?   Up next, we chat about stocks that are “Amazon […]

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Hewlett Packard Has a Big Amazon Problem

HPE’s new efforts are showing growth, but Amazon looms from CNBC. I joined CNBC this evening to chat about Hewlitt Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) latest earnings announcement. Hewlitt Packard Enterprise investors got some much-needed good news today, as the company beat third quarter estimates. Shares are up over 4% after hours. Earnings came in at 31 cents […]

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Dividend Growth Portfolio August 2017 Performance and Outlook

August was an unusual month. We had escalating nuclear tensions with North Korea, and a storm – Hurricane Harvey – that will likely go down in history as the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history once the damages are tallied. Yet perhaps shockingly, the stock market remained surprisingly quiet. Volatility ticked up modestly from its […]

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Best Stocks for 2017: GM Closing the Lead

With four months left to go in 2017, my pick — General Motors (GM) — is at least putting up a respectable fight. When I last did an update two months ago, I was in 7th place with a measely 6% year-to-date return. I’ve now moved into 5th place with a slighly more respectable 10% […]

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How Does Harvey Compare to Other Natural Disasters in U.S. History?

Hurricane Harvey will likely be the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history. And I say this knowing there is no accurate way to measure to measure the true loss. You can get a rough estimate of damage to homes and other construction and even to personal property. But it’s impossible to estimate the lost […]

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On Straight Talk Money: Getting Your Will and Testament in Order

I joined Chase Robertson and Peggy Tuck yesterday on Straight Talk Money to chat about the importance of having a proper estate plan. It’s not just for wealthy people. Even ordinary Americans with modest nest eggs need to make sure their affairs are in order. Listen to the audio here:       This article […]

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