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How Not to Be the Disadvantaged Underdog in this Game

It’s a classic David and Goliath story… You’re sitting in your study, flipping through the pages of a Wall Street Journal or Investor’s Business Daily, trying to figure out which


There is No House Money… Only YOUR Money

Have you seen those Voya Financial commercials? The ones featuring cartoon, origami rabbits – one orange and one green? It opens with the orange rabbit explaining to a man, “I’m


Should You Be In Or Out of This Market?

I have a lot of empathy for investors these days. It feels like we’re in one of those “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” sort of situations. Stock


Here’s the Thing About Irrational Exuberance

Harry Dent is truly an “outside-the-box,” “big picture” thinker. He’s fiercely independent. He’s the ultimate contrarian. And he tells it like it is – good, bad, or ugly. I’ve been


Instead of Throwing a Single-Finger Salute at the Fed…

For the longest time now, everybody and their brother has cursed the Fed for essentially taking the “free” out of “free markets.” And there’s nothing that makes us, as investors,


What If Oil Spikes to $150… Again?

Investors are a worrying bunch. We often lie awake at night with negative thoughts – wondering, “What if… sh*t hits the fan?” Positive musings are fewer and farther between. When


How Investors are Falling Short on Their Returns

Hear of the investing phenomenon of home-country bias? If you’re a regular reader, you definitely have because it’s something I’ve talked to you about often in recent months, including a


3 Ways to Survive the Next Stock Crash

Misconceptions about investment systems abound. It’s an esoteric field, so I’m not surprised. Most on the outside tend to think of systems as mysterious, robot-driven, “black box” investment things. The


An Early Warning Sign or Another Buy Signal?

Despite everyone’s growing concerns with… well… you name it – the economy, the president, the missiles popping off in Pyongyang – U.S. stocks are having a pretty good year. Not


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