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Book 125% Returns on a Big Move In Facebook (FB)

Book 125% Returns on a Big Move In Facebook (FB)

Perhaps no company has gotten more press lately than Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). The social media giant has mostly been in the limelight for negative reasons… namely the Cambridge Analytica scandal and data privacy concerns. Investors were quick to jump ship when concerns over FB’s policies became headline news. The stock dropped from $180 to $150 […]

2 Stocks Winning the Cable Cutting Wars

2 Stocks Winning the Cable Cutting Wars

The media wars have heated up, all thanks to a British company called Sky PLC (OTC: SKYAY). The company has three American suitors – Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and Twenty-First Century Fox (Nasdaq: FOX) – all vying to tie the knot with Sky. It seemed straightforward enough… as Disney’s $66 billion […]

How To Make Money On The Huge Spike In Volatility

How To Make Money On The Huge Spike In Volatility

What a difference a week makes. That’s both the beauty and danger of the financial markets. They largely generate wealth over time, but will occasionally remind you that they can take it all away at any time. At the time of this writing, the S&P 500 had dropped 10% from its highs, which puts the […]

The Tax Cut May Not Deliver All Its Promises

The Tax Cut May Not Deliver All Its Promises

A basic truth in life is that, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The same applies to investing. You have probably heard how great the tax cut will be for companies across the board. Well, ‘warts’ are already appearing on the tax cut front. […]

3 Stocks to Sell Under Trump’s New Tax Law

3 Stocks to Sell Under Trump’s New Tax Law

It seems like most U.S. financial media cannot quit gushing about the new tax laws. The coverage is universally positive – I’m waiting to hear that the tax cut will cure the common cold. However, the media ignores the fact that some companies will end up paying higher tax bills. All thanks to the provision […]

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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. […]