Tag Archives: Stocks

Follow The Volatility

Similar to the value that comes from “following the money,” it can also be useful to investors to follow the volatility. Watching activity in the Options market can often yield valuable information; and, to do so, we can look to an indicator known as Implied Volatility (IV). Essentially, IV “implies” that a stock’s price will […]

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Outsiders Sometimes Know Best

After posting my last article, I decided to go back in history to locate some information that I thought would be pertinent for this particular moment in time. I decided to do so because I felt very strongly that it would be important to provide readers with certain reminders, especially given that: “Those who cannot […]

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A Stock Rally: The Three Main Elements

Essentially, there are three main elements which will point to a strong, and legitimate, stock market rally: bank stocks leading the charge, industrials cranking away and the transportation sector moving-on-up. It has been said that no rally is a true rally without the banking sector leading the way; and, given that the U.S. economy is […]

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USB: An Unusually Safe Bank — OR — An Unscrupulous Self-serving Bank?

Company: A long-time favorite of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, U.S. Bancorp (USB), over the decades, has been considered one of the safest U.S. financial institutions in which to invest. Over the past several years, very few domestic banks could match USB’s performance, especially in light of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. As opposed to other financial institutions, […]

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Déjà vu All Over Again: Is the S&P 500 Stuck In A Sideways Trading Pattern?

“Maybe God isn’t omnipotent. Maybe he’s just been around so long, he knows everything.” For those who may be familiar with the movie, the above quote comes from Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors in Groundhog Day. For those who are not familiar with the movie, it is about a weatherman (a rather not nice character […]

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Fundamentals (The Nitty Gritty of Investing)

Catch me a fish and I will eat today, teach me to fish and I will eat every day. One of the most important tasks an investor must undertake is the careful oversight of his or her investments. Like that of an employer, investors must learn to watch over their investments as if they were […]

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It Pays To Be Bored With Monthly Dividends

Disclosures: I own shares of AT, O, PGH and VCLT, but I have no business or personal relationships with any of the companies discussed herein. I have written on this subject in the past but it bears repeating — and enhancing. One of the things I seek when looking to invest in stocks, mutual funds […]

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Will The Rally Continue?

This morning I read the following article which was provided by The Wall Street Journal’s “The Morning MarketBeat.” Though the facts are interesting, and though the case for a continued market rally is plausible, I’m not so sure the cards our in our favor for continued stock market increases. The Breakfast Briefing As stocks have […]

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Leverage

Whether we realize it or not, from the time we are little we make use of leverage. In the simplest of terms leverage is defined as: noun lev·er·age 1. the action of a lever, a rigid bar that pivots about one point and that is used to move an object at a second point by […]

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Know Your Sources, Know Your Surroundings And Know Yourself

Recently, I was reading an article from my Web hosting provider about the art of research. The article mentioned all of the well-known online search engine tools like Bing, Google and Yahoo, and it introduced a few other tools that were more specific to bloggers. And though the article offered a variety of new and […]

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