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Is Show-Rooming Resurrected From the Dead?

Last year, as the holiday shopping season was in full swing, I wrote about the practice of show-rooming in a piece titled:“We Killed It.” “We killed it” is attributed to

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RadioShack… Just Die Already!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a campy movie from the ’80s. In the original — not the TV series — Donald Sutherland was the mentor, while Rutger Hauer was the

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Are Municipal Bonds Turning a Corner?

Investing in individual municipal bonds can be a lot of work. Avoiding landmines, like Detroit, takes a lot of research, due diligence and number crunching. And still, you’re exposed to

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How Buffett, Twain, and Dirty Harry Can Improve Your Investing

Besides being geniuses in their respective fields, Warren Buffett, Mark Twain, and Dirty Harry have something in common (and yes, I realize the last one is a fictional character). That

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Repeat After Me: Options… Are… NOT… Risky

If you ask many stock-market investors what they know about stock options, you’ll get the same answer: “They’re risky.” But that, my friend, is pure, unadulterated misinformation. It’s hogwash. Like

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Don’t Get Crushed by This IPO

The mass media obviously has a hand in reinforcing the feedback loop that inflates bubbles and keeps them alive. Take the Bitcoin bubble as one example. I got a text

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This Isn’t a Bubble… Oh, Really?!?

You can make all types of insights by studying human beings throughout history, but the one that stands out is that we’re predisposed to bubbles. And no matter how obvious

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Thor: The Perfect Winter Season Stock

Recreational vehicle (RV) makers owe baby boomers a very big “Thank you!” Sales of RVs grew 87% from 2009 to 2013, reinvigorating an industry poised to cater to the growing

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Did You Make This “Synthetic VIX” Trade?

At the center of the student loan bubble story are two publically-traded companies. Apollo Education Group (Nasdaq: APOL) is the parent company of the for-profit online educator, University of Phoenix.

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Consumers Still Bullish

History can be an excellent guide for spotting major turns in the market. Naturally, the market and indicator levels we saw in 2006 and 2007 are firmly etched on our