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What You Need to Know About Fake News, Free Lunches, and Wall Street Earnings

These days we hear a lot about “fake news.” Wall Street is not immune to this “phenomenon.” Indeed, it’s been around for quite some time now, only we realists referred

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When Ugly Stocks Make For Great Investments

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that retail stocks have been getting pounded in 2017. Just in the last couple of days, the stocks of Michael Kors and

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The Fed Is Full of It. The Yield Curve Is Not

Sometimes we get so caught up in what’s happened over the last few days, weeks, or months, we fail to see the bigger picture. Perspective is key. Lose it, and

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Real Value That Pays You First – and Big

It’s often said in sports that “the best defense is a good offense.” When it comes to investing – and my particular approach to portfolio-building – that means focusing on

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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