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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

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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

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2 Simple Steps to Beat U.S. Stocks

Americans like to buy American stocks. Europeans prefer European stocks. And Chinese investors… well, you guessed it, they go heavily into Chinese stocks. This is the essence of a phenomenon

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The E*Trade Baby Indicator

The infamous “E*Trade baby” debuted during the January 2008 Super Bowl. At the time, the S&P 500 was an un-alarming 10% off its peak… but it was about to slide

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Trump Trade Breaks in 2017

The first half of 2017 is over… and, boy, was it one for the history books! American politics dominated the global discussion, as speculation ran rampant over who would emerge

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The Three Biggest Lies About Volatility

Volatility gets a bad rap. The media typically portrays it as the financial world’s evil villain personified, saying things like… “Volatility reared its ugly head on Monday.” Or… “Volatility is

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Smart or Wealthy? Why EQ is more important than IQ

Doctors and engineers are notoriously the worst at investing. They’re generally “too smart” for their own good. More to the point, they make the mistake of assuming high intelligence translates

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Stop Reading the News!

Conventional wisdom says that information is good. The more the better. But I don’t agree. I used to work for a hedge fund manager. He was obsessed with reading news

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Volatility Is Back, Baby!

Volatility – a.k.a. the VIX – and the super-charged “volatility ETFs” we trade in my Project V research service have been hot topics in the media this month. Even before

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How Bull Markets Work

Much has been made about the age of the current bull market, which started to run in March 2009 and has been raging now for more than 2,600 days. That