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When Advice Conflicts, Who Should You Listen To?

We moved to Texas in the early days of the dot-com boom. I reconnected with a boyhood friend Tom. He has an economics degree from an Ivy League school, became a successful stockbroker and economics consultant. My broker would “suggest” I consider some of the hotshot dot-com stocks. Tom provided a good offset, suggesting caution. […]

Why These 2 “Laggards” Need to Be in Your Portfolio

Why These 2 “Laggards” Need to Be in Your Portfolio

Do you believe in the power of positivity? If so, roll up to Wall Street… because it’s abundant. According to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism index, investor optimism is at its second-highest level. The survey of 1,015 Americans with $10,000 to spend outside of their retirement funds recently hit 140 points – just […]

Top 3 Electric Vehicle Stocks to Buy Instead of Tesla

Top 3 Electric Vehicle Stocks to Buy Instead of Tesla

I almost feel sorry for the hype machine known as Elon Musk and Tesla. First, the electric car field is becoming crowded with more and more players, making it tougher to stay ahead in the race to an electric future. Then, Musk boasted about the 75-megawatt lithium-ion battery Tesla built within 100 days in Australia […]

An Interesting Way To Hedge Portfolio Risk

An Interesting Way To Hedge Portfolio Risk

One of the great things about options is how flexible they can be for custom-designing strategies to meet your needs.  With options, even something as mundane as hedging can be done in an interesting and creative manner. This is especially true since volatility ETPs (exchange traded products) have become widely popular among traders and investors. […]