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15 Startling Reasons Why Your 401(k) May Be Your Riskiest Investment

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Financial institutions have a distinct genius for marketing. They are able to get millions of Americans to hand over their money with very little thought taken, very little knowledge of the so-called investments offered, and even less control of their investments...

An Analysis Of Journal Communications (JRN)

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Journal Communications (JRN) is comprised of seven essentially separate businesses: The Milwaukee Sentinel, Community Newspapers, Television Stations, Radio Stations, Telecommunications, Printing Services, and Direct Marketing...

An Analysis Of Lexmark

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

In 2005, Berkshire Hathaway bought about a million shares of Lexmark. I haven’t followed this story closely, but I assume the stock was purchased by Lou Simpson rather than Warren Buffett. I have only two reasons for believing this: the total purchase was small relative to Berkshire’s investable assets and the Lexmark purchase is typical of Simpson’s investment philosophy (or at least, what little I can glean about his investment philosophy from his past purchases)...

An Analysis of Valley National Bancorp (VLY)

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Copyright 2006 Geoff Gannon Valley National Bancorp (VLY) is a conservative bank with a strong position in northern New Jersey and a presence in Manhattan. The bank, founded in 1927, has about $12 billion in assets...

An Analysis of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC)

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Copyright 2006 Geoff Gannon Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) is a huge Western and Midwestern bank that provides a diverse array of financial services to its more than 23 million customers. The company employs more than 150,000 people at its over 6,000 locations nationwide...

Buffett's Big Bet

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Over the past few days, there have been several stories written about Warren Buffett’s $14 billion bet on global stock markets. I believe these stories are all in reference to this excerpt form Berkshire Hathaway’s annual report: “Berkshire is also subject to equity price risk with respect to certain long duration equity index put contracts...

Buying Into Japanese And German Exporters

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

With the euro down nearly 15% this year and at a two-year low against the U.S. dollar, the world’s largest exporting nation is worth a good look. So is another country that has thriving exports in spite of a stronger currency...

Canadian Research Analyst Forecasts Severe Uranium Supply Crunch For Next 10 Years

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Uranium to Head North of $500/pound? Rising Uranium Price May Consolidate Exploration Sector, Driving Intense Takeover Activity Legendary stock picker James Dines recently compared uranium stocks to the high-flying net stocks of the halcyon days of the Internet expansion era...

Eight Rules For ETF Success

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Managing a global portfolio of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is a great way to build a diversified portfolio with exposure to equities around the globe. Fortunately, you need not be a rocket scientist to do this, but many investors fail to observe some basic guidelines, and it can get them into real trouble...



ETFs Unplugged

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Is your financial advisor missing a critical piece to the ETF? Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are great investment tools but most have a flaw that investors and advisors usually miss. Let’s take a look under the hood and introduce some new and innovative ETF products...

Hedge Fund Advisers Will Continue to Register Despite Court Decision to Strike Down SEC Rule

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Copyright 2006 Stephen Furnari Small, independent hedge funds were given a boost on Friday by a favorable court decision that struck down a controversial rule requiring hedge funds to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission...

Increase Your Rental Income Without Increasing Your Rents

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Copyright 2006 John Visser Many Investors Lose Money On Their Rental Properties. Sometimes Without Realizing It. Here is a typical rental scenario: Mortgage payment going out: $1,100 per month. Rent coming in: $1,200 per month...

Leveraging Liabilities & Staying Debt Free

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

You're taught in America that your home is your biggest asset. If that's true, why do so many Americans fail to utilize their home as an income-producing asset? The answer is because so many of us are limited by misunderstandings about debt...

Magnificent Kinkakuji

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Last week during his tour of Kyoto Japan, President Bush visited the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) and described it as “magnificent”. He was probably referring to the 1398 Japanese architecture but may just as well have been referring to gold prices which are at an 18-year high...

Margin Trading Dangers Highlighted by Real Cases

On Feb 25, 2015 0 104 52

Margin Trading Dangers Highlighted by Real Cases Several recent high profile company share price collapses on the Australian Stock Exchange highlight the danger posed to ordinary shareholders from large scale margin trading of shares by directors of listed firms...

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