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Ross Heart
Ross Heart is the operator of Heart Capital, a small investment company he founded in 2004. Ross entered the financial industry in 1993, working at Merrill Lynch for a number of years, before starting an investment operation for a community-owned bank. He has degrees in Economics and Finance, and enjoys competing with Wall Street from Northern Wisconsin, where he feels he can tackle some of life’s most important pursuits with his wife and two children. Ross has served on boards at his Alma Matter, kid’s school, local chamber of commerce, and city, and has written an investing column for a regional newspaper. Heart Capital’s investment approach is a value-based, tactical one utilizing individual securities and provides the ultimate in transparency for clients.
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U.S. Housing Market Enters Bizarro World

DC Comic’s fictional planet htraE (Earth spelled backwards) is the setting for the Bizarro World, a land most recently popularized by Seinfeld, where the Bizarro Code dictates everything be remade as the opposite of what it should be. It is quickly becoming a logical setting for the U.S. housing market. Case…

10 Good Reads For Investors… And Just About Anyone Else

Below are a couple handfuls of links that I discovered over the past week that I thought might be of interest to readers. 10 Reads For Active Investors… And Just About Anyone Else An article that I wrote on See It Market about financial literacy was featured on Abnomal Returns (mid-page):…

Financial Literacy In America: Questioning Its Use And Meaning Today

Financial literacy. On cue with stock market sell-offs, recessions, and economic slowdowns, rest assured that a spike in articles, commentary and op-eds lamenting our nation’s financial acumen isn’t far behind. These lectures sport a common theme – ‘america is completely financially illiterate and we are doomed’ if we don’t quickly…

9 Great Reads For Investors This Week

This year has been a rocky one for the global financial markets. Commodities have been crushed, Bonds and currencies have been volatile, and the equities have been uncertain – trading in a wide range. And to top it all off, the markets received news of the first Fed rate hike…

8 Great Articles For Investors: Insights And Inspirations

We live in interesting times and it’s not always easy to see what the financial markets are up to. From the game of cat and mouse with the Federal Reserve to current market valuations to crashing commodity prices, investors have a tough job of working through intermarket correlations, short-term gyrations, and…

Federal Reserve Decision Boils Down To Credibility vs Prudence

There is no better reality show for market junkies than the monthly obsession over the ‘critically important jobs number’ or the ‘most significant Federal Reserve decision this year’. Every few weeks we are tortured by the buildup to releases/decisions that are transmitted in seconds leaving investors to wonder if their…

2016 Market Prediction: Fiscal Stimulus Returns As Talking Point

In a couple months, we will do the routine – you know, the one where prognosticators put together their ‘Top 5 Surprises for 2016′, or ’10 Market Predictions for the Upcoming Year’. They’re like the tabloids at the supermarket that nobody claims to look at, but somehow we always know who just…

Investors, Time To Invoke Thoreau: “It’s What You See”

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see ~ Henry David Thoureau That is one of my favorite investing quotes of all-time. I’m guessing Thoreau wasn’t using it to describe a rising wedge or to make sense of a head and shoulders top, but it just seems…

How The Wealth Effect May Soon Become The ‘Stealth Effect’

The Wealth Effect – a term associated with bullish stock markets and/or real estate expansions driving asset gains, which in turn spurs on spending based on consumers’ perceived increase in their net worth. No one gave more credence to this concept than Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan as he pointed…