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You Need a Company That Pays You First

I’m really excited to head to Florida in a couple of weeks. But, I won’t be working on my tan or getting massages at the resort spa I’m staying at!

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Finding Profits in this Low-Return Market

Stock returns have been harder to come by recently. Consider this… Between 2012 and August 2015, the S&P 500 gained 68% and didn’t suffer a single “correction” (defined as a

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Why We Won 30% Short-Selling GIII Apparel

I’m very superstitious. It’s almost to the point of being a bit off the wall. When it comes to the markets, I rarely trade the same stock twice, especially if

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Dividends: Do Your Investments Know Who the Real Boss Is?

I like getting paid in cold, hard cash. And frankly, who doesn’t? But stock dividends are more than just a quarterly paycheck. They are a way of doing things. I

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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

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Stock-Market Insurance That Actually Positions You For PROFITS

No one I know enjoys buying insurance. Sure, you get the “peace of mind” you were sold when you bought the policy. But beyond that, owning insurance is a pretty

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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

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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,

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Sell in May… or So They Say

Monday marked the first trading day of May. With that flip of the calendar page, investors are wondering whether or not they should follow the old adage: “Sell in May

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Stocks Are in for a Daunting, Uphill Battle Over the Next 4 Weeks

My message today is simple… Bullish investors – and the risk assets they’ve been buying – face a daunting, uphill battle over the next four weeks. Now, I don’t have