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Buffett’s Greatest Strength is Discipline, Not Genius

Cliff Asness and Warren Buffett couldn’t be more different. Buffett buys companies. Asness trades stocks. Buffett is a “value” investor. Asness runs a “quant” shop, AQR Capital Management. Buffett is

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Searching for Value in the REIT Rubble

Leave it to the stock market to do the exact opposite of what you expect it to do. Following Donald Trump’s surprise win, stocks have spent the past three weeks

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The Next Best Thing to Mr. George’s Magic Ticket

There’s a man in France who owns what the Financial Times is calling a “magic ticket.” In their words: “It lets him turn back the clock, to invest with perfect

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Closed-End Bond Funds are Ripe for the Picking

You really can’t beat getting a dollar for 90 cents. Unless, of course, you manage to find one for 85 cents. While deals like that really shouldn’t exist in the

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Role Reversals Are the New Trend

Back on November 1, one week before the presidential election – what now feels like an eternity ago, in political-regime-change time – I wrote to Cycle 9 Alert subscribers about

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Now the Real Voting Begins

Well, the people have spoken. On January 20, 2017, Mr. Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. California wasted no time

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No-Brainer Investments

Phew. Thank goodness the election is finally over. We can now get back to our regularly scheduled lives. This election was a doozie. In the aftermath, pundits have pondered what

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Harnessing Fully Limited Risk

Last week, I explained two of the factors that drive the success of my research and trading service, Cycle 9 Alert. To recap, those are… We win more often than

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Balancing the Tightrope of Risk and Return

My wife is generally a play-it-safe type of person. One of my favorite stories she tells is of when she was around five years old. Her parents took her on

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To Beat the Market, You Need a Winning Strategy

Long-time readers should know by now that I LOVE investment systems. The benefits of a well-defined, data-driven, and rules-based investment strategy are many. For one, it removes the emotional component