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Are International Stocks Returning To Favor?

2014 was a terrible year for international stocks, as measured by the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA).  EFA underperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY)...

Euro Searching For A Bottom: Will The ECB Deliver?

The EURO vs US Dollar fall from grace has been, for all purposes, relentless. Economic indicators continue to be weak as investors anxiously await...
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Stock Market Checkup: Levels To Watch On Major Indices

It’s been a rocky ride thus far for the major stock market indices in 2015. Just 3 weeks ago I wrote about the resistance levels for...
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Emerging Markets ETFs In Focus: Leaders And Laggards

After a nice run higher during the middle of 2014, several emerging markets ETFs have stumbled into 2015, falling or underperforming other markets for the better part...

Top Trading Links: Navigating The Market Volatility

The focus for this week's "Top Trading Links" is the changing market landscape and improving our trade craft. A different market environment has developed...
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Will Crude Oil Lead Stocks Lower? Or Is This Time Different?

It's been a while since I posted on the relationship between Crude Oil, stocks, and the global economy. At the time of my last...
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It’s A Sector Pickers Market: Why It Pays To Invest In The Right Sector

click image to enlarge This chart courtesy of the Novel Investor blog shows the S&P 500 sector component returns, broken out annually to show the...
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The Discounted Cash Flow Method: Company Valuation Tools

When valuing a company, an analyst has several options for valuation tools. In this valuation series, we have considered the Asset Valuation method, Calculated Intangible...
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3 Investing Principles That Every Dirty Old Man (and you) Should Understand

Do you ever feel like a dirty old man with a wandering eye when it comes to investing? As traders and investors we're constantly...
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ETF Investing: 2 High Growth Sectors To Avoid (TAN, SOCL)

Social media and solar ETFs both cover areas of the market engaged in high growth expansion through very different means. While these two sectors...

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