August 4, 2020

Never Fall In Love With A Stock

Over time we tend grow fond of people we have a relationship with. Sometimes we grow to love them like a brother or sister; sometimes even more. In much the same way we can easily grow to love certain stocks, but this is not necessarily a good thing. It is easy to be captivated with a top performer. Everyone loves a winner. During the 80's and 90's when Jack Welch ran General Electric (GE) the

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Just Published: Issue 30 of the Oddball Stocks Newsletter!

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In this Issue, we mention three companies that trade for negative enterprise values and three that trade for less than their net current assets.

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One Fifth of Investors Sold All Their Stocks

The Compound on YouTube On the new edition of What Are Your Thoughts with Michael Batnick and Josh Brown… * Bubble behavior in a market crisis is nothing new or unusual * Fidelity says 18% of investors sold out of all their stocks during the last few months, and a third of investors over 65 years old! * With the Fed buying the investment grade bonds of Apple and Microsoft, do its critics have a point? * What did we...

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How Will Private Equity Work in 401ks?

Vanguard raised some eyebrows in the wealth management industry earlier this year when they announced a joint partnership to roll out a private equity offering to select clients. This initial foray into illiquid holdings by the index fund behemoth was limited to pensions, endowments and foundations but it was obvious this would trickle down to retail clients at some point. That some point may be getting closer. Earlier th...

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Feelings drive short-term prices

I had an interesting conversation with a friend this morning about the stocks he holds, and the roller coaster ride they’ve been on over the last few weeks. I got as much out of the conversation as he did, because it was a helpful reminder about how much stocks move based on feelings versus the actual fundamentals. He pointed out how much the share prices have been regularly rising or falling in 10 and 20% increment...

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5 Stocks Building Wealth Through Higher Dividends

To ensure a retirement that is free from financial concerns, there are certain things that must be done today. The stock market does not travel in a straight line. There will be times it will behave irrationally. These are the times that try an investors’ patience. Those with clear goals and confidence in their chosen strategy aren't fazed by these market movements. Building a secure future by

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5 Stocks Building Wealth Through Higher Dividends

To ensure a retirement that is free from financial concerns, there are certain things that must be done today. The stock market does not travel in a straight line. There will be times it will behave irrationally. These are the times that try an investors’ patience. Those with clear goals and confidence in their chosen strategy aren't fazed by these market movements. Building a secure future by

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Why the Market is So Confused Right Now

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S. economy peaked in February and officially entered a recession in March. This is a newsflash to exactly zero people. When the pandemic hit and the economy was put in the freezer, it was immediately obvious the longest economic expansion in this country’s history came to a screeching halt. It was not only the sharpest contraction in history, it was likely...

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