Tag Archives: Investments

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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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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Mini Options

On March 18, 2013 Mini Options will begin trading on many exchanges. The new Mini contracts will represent 10 shares of an underlying security, rather than the 100 shares standard options contracts normally cover. Strike prices will be at the same price levels as standard contracts, and the minimum price variation for bids and offers […]

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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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Cruising the Yield Field

Like so many other investors who are in the same camp, I have been desperately seeking safe (a relative term these days) places to invest some of our family’s hard-earned cash. My wife and I have worked very hard to build a nice, little nest egg for our little girl’s future college expenses, and for […]

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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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Save For The Future But Live For Today

In late August of 2012 (one day after my birthday) my wife learned that she had breast cancer (not the best birthday present I have ever received). At the time, the news was devastating and very depressing. Since then, however, we have come to realize that the diagnosis is not the death sentence we initially […]

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O Canada

One of the best places I have found for income seeking investors to invest is in Canada. Canada is a resource rich country primarily known for its oil and gas reserves. However, what may come as a surprise to some is that Canada is home to much of the world’s corn, peas, wheat, nickel and […]

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