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Investing

Home Country Bias: If You’re Not Convinced Yet, Look at This

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is as American as apple pie. For most U.S. investors, the 30 American companies that comprise “the Dow” are the natural starting point of building

Investing

Why You Should Hang Up on the CEO Right Now

Can the “Joe Friday” of lenders generate big returns for your portfolio? This is the question we seek to answer in the latest issue of Hidden Profits. The model behind

Demographic Trends

Why Trump Won & The Peak of Globalization

Fareed Zakaria just put out a special show on why Trump won: He got the rural white vote in unprecedented margins – like 80% plus. Even before Election Day, we

Markets

The Simple Reasons Why Amazon is Not a Monopoly

There’s a Much Bigger Problem for Retail I recently Google searched the term “Amazon monopoly.” It returned over 4 million results. Now, a couple of those hits were links to

Investing

How to Laugh, Trade, and Profit All at the Same Time?

By David Dittman, Editorial Director, Dent Research “It’s difficult to make predictions,” said (maybe) Niels Bohr, Sam Goldwyn, Robert Storm Petersen, Yogi Berra, or (probably) Danish politician Karl Kristian Steincke,

Interest Rates

Rate Hikes on the Horizon?

Last Friday’s jobs data filled most investors with confidence going into the second half of the year. This week, notwithstanding some disconcerting nuclear brinksmanship, markets remain calm. Along with the

Economy

Chicago is America’s Dark Financial Star

The Windy City is famous for a lot of things, including the biting winter breeze off Lake Michigan and blowhard politicians. Whether Chicago got its pet name from one or

Investing

What Makes Women Better Investors

Remember that book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus? It sold more than 50 million copies in the ‘90s! It brilliantly shed light on some of the biggest

Demographic Trends

The Shocking Truth About Russia

The Russian drama seems to intensify with each passing hour. I certainly have my opinion on the matter, as, no doubt, do you. But it’s not my opinion that I

Markets

Space Exploration and Travel: Is It Crazy… or Inevitable?

Of course, everyone in the Baby Boom generation remembers how uniting and inspiring the early orbits and moon landings were. Such heroic efforts, much like wars, also advance learning and