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Spotting the Warning Signs of the Next Correction.

Spotting the Warning Signs of the Next Correction.

On a hot summer day, I was flying my single-engine Piper Comanche from Schaumburg, IL to Indianapolis, IN. I decided to fly higher than ever before (9000 feet). With the tailwind, I touched 200 mph. The sky was crystal clear; I could see across Lake Michigan. I felt like I was in the stratosphere and […]

Dump These Energy Stocks Before the Next Correction

Dump These Energy Stocks Before the Next Correction

After topping 10 million barrels per day for the first time since 1970 in November, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said that U.S. crude oil production hit 10.2 million barrels per day in January. That surpassed the previous record (10.04 million barrels) for any month that was set in 1970 during the final days […]

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. […]

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Sell These 3 High Yield Stocks Before Earnings

Quarterly earnings release time is the real news make or break time for most publicly traded companies. For investors in many publicly traded companies, these once-every-three months information dumps are the only time actual business results can be reviewed and analyzed. All the stuff you read in the 90 days between release dates are just […]

Sell These 3 Popular High-Yield Stocks Before They Crash

Sell These 3 Popular High-Yield Stocks Before They Crash

Sometimes what looks like a great investment deal is just the opposite. I see many investors and financial writers who view stocks trading at a discount to book value as “good deals”. The reality is that these “good deals” are often a danger to your portfolio value. This especially applies to the business development company […]

Buy These 3 Stocks Before the Next Big Computer Hack

Buy These 3 Stocks Before the Next Big Computer Hack

According to a Lloyds of London report issued in July, a global cyber attack could result in damages of as much as $121.4 billion. But based on the growing frequency of such cyber attacks and hacks, this estimate will likely turn out to be too conservative. The reason is straightforward. The world’s volume of data […]

Three Stocks That Are Amazon Proof

Three Stocks That Are Amazon Proof

Amazon isn’t just in its own league, it’s playing a completely different sport. The story is getting old but remains true: Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is killing every company, whether it’s a brick-and-mortar retailer or not. Entire shopping malls are now wastelands and even major speciality retailers are no longer safe. Home Depot (NYSE: HD) shares […]