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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

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A Love Affair with Volatility

Risk means different things to different investors. Some calculate how much of their total portfolio they have invested in any given asset. Some look at the beta of a stock

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Get Ready to Ignore November

As I’m writing this, the Mexican peso has rolled over and died. And what caused the currency to stumble like a drunken borracho who had one too many shots of

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Don’t Trust Your Gut: Trust a System

In August of 1971, Ray Dalio – now one of the most respected hedge fund billionaires on Wall Street – was a lowly clerk working on the Street. By coincidence,

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There’s Always A Buying Opportunity Somewhere

Love him or hate him, President Obama made one of the best stock market calls… ever! On March 3, 2009 he said, “Buying stocks is a potentially good deal.” Just

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A Savvy Trader Asks Himself These Questions First

One of my favorite movies of all time is Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. It was a comedy that took place during the heyday of 1980s commodities