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Investing

John Del Vecchio’s Stock Pick Trifecta

When I’m on the hunt for an investment opportunity, I want a company that pays ME first! In my last two pieces in Economy & Markets, I talked about the

Economy

There’s a Dividend and There’s a Healthy Dividend

A good dividend doesn't weigh you down, not like the anchor chain here to the newest U.S. carrier on the seas, the USS GERALD FORD. The people at Huntington Ingalls
Markets

Surviving in a Post-Brexit World

Well, that was a doozy. I woke up a little later than usual on Friday to see that the futures markets were getting creamed, European banks hit multi-decade lows in

Economy

Icahn And Soros Make The Short Of A Lifetime

It’s one thing when some online commenter yells “fire” in the crowded stock market theater, expecting investors to jump ship and dump their investments before the “Crash of a Lifetime.”

Stocks

Valeant Pharmaceuticals: A Case Study in Ruining Your Business

For most of its existence, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) has been anything but a household name. But, add in a billionaire hedge fund manager, short sellers sniffing around

Stocks

The SEC’s Cracking Down on All This Adjusted Earnings B.S.

For the past several months, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been working to crack down on the use of adjusted earnings practices. They’re threatening to tighten regulations and

Stocks

Look Out! The Market’s Last Line of Defense Is Crumbling

Two things about human nature are pretty predictable. The first is that humans have short memories. Second, they never learn from their mistakes. The same goes for investors. Markets change,

Investing

A Yo-Yo Trick to Master Right Now

2016 might be the year of the Yo-Yo market. Up, down, up, down, up, down. It’s enough to make your head spin. And in true Yo-Yo fashion, it likely has

Central Banks

We’re in Uncharted Territory, With Unintended Consequences

One of the best things that ever happened to me was my grandfather gave me $5,000 when I was born. My dad then invested that money conservatively, in bonds, and

Debt

The Debt Bubble Is Bursting. Could This Be Curtains for Stocks?

Recently I had a conversation with a large investment advisor. I recounted how I started my first fund to short technology stocks in 2002, and my second in the fall