Strategies

If Socialism Is So Good, Why Are People Moving Away?

If Socialism Is So Good, Why Are People Moving Away?

The mainstream media is citingreports, with widely varying percentages, that many young Americans prefer socialism to capitalism – and are supporting socialist candidates. The media provides extended coverage to politicians touting socialist programs. The New York Times trumpets, “Mayor de Blasio Says Wealth Is ‘in the Wrong Hands,’ Pledges to Redistribute It.” “Here’s the truth, brothers […]

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How Far Can An Apple Fall? Should You Sell or Ride It Out?

Apple was the first $1 trillion company. In May 2018 they announced a $100 billion stock buyback program. Their stock was over $225/share at the end of August. In November, Tony Daltorio, one of our panel of experts, wrote “Two Smartphone Makers Nipping at Apple’s Heels“. Apple’s stock dropped around 16% since Tony’s warning. Tony’s […]

Protect Your Downside Risk… For Free

Protect Your Downside Risk… For Free

While hedging is an important strategy for any portfolio, it becomes even more vital during times of uncertainty. When investors are not sure what to expect from the markets, they are more likely to close positions and move to cash. And, that can have a substantial detrimental impact on the portfolios of those who want […]

Open Letter To Larry Culp, GE’s New CEO

Open Letter To Larry Culp, GE’s New CEO

Dear Mr. Culp, I wish you the best in your new challenge. This Motley Fool article about your background is encouraging. Why am I writing this? During the Jack Welch era, GE contracted with my training company, Value Selling. GE’s needs were different. Jack’s vision was clear. Each business was required to grow market share and improve […]

Buy These 3 Stocks Growing in the Sharing Economy

Buy These 3 Stocks Growing in the Sharing Economy

The sharing economy is thriving because it offers consumers a faster, more efficient, and often cheaper, service or product. At its core, the sharing economy encompasses a new business model that in some industries, such as ride-sharing, is disruptive, and in others is complementary to current businesses. And, in yet others, the sharing economy is […]

A Stock Replacement Strategy for Emerging Markets

A Stock Replacement Strategy for Emerging Markets

The benefits of options are numerous, as anyone who has traded them can readily tell you. We often talk about the leverage, flexibility, and definable risk characteristics of options as clear benefits to using them. Options strategies can be wonderful tools for risk management as well as speculation. What’s more, options can serve as an […]