Category Archives for Stock Market

Gallup: Over 50% of Investors could Sell Stocks if Interest Rates Rise

Gallup recently released data from a survey of over 1,000 U.S. investors where findings reported more than half of polled investors have not ruled out the possibility of moving out of stocks if interest

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is Above the Law

Following up on a theme we’ve discussed before about certain people having access to trading options that you—the retail investor—do not, we figured we’d talk today about the Securities and Exchange

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average: 8% per Year?

While there is no doubting the last couple of years have been really great years for the stock market (if you think of it in terms of the growth over the year, rather than growth from many years past),

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Can we Please Stop Pretending that Market Corrections are Unusual and Rare?

Stock Market Corrections are a fact of life in a our economy. There are several theories that seek to explain this phenomenon, and I personally like to think it’s a result of our warped implementation

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Stock Ownership Hit’s New Low According to Gallup

Earlier this month, Gallup released data it collects concerning stock ownership in the United States. The data show that stock ownership among Americans is at its lowest point since Gallup began tracking

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What is Value Investing and How Does it Work?

First, I guess I should define value investing.  The best thing I can really do is to let you know from the beginning that I believe that being a value investor is much more of an investment style than

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Second Dip? More Chartology; Just as Bleak as Last Time

We've heard a lot recently about the fiscal cliff and the second dip, so recently I decided to spend a weekend reviewing stock market charts. Some of you might remember this guy from last year. Consider

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Bill Gross: Stocks are Dead?

Bill Gross of PIMCO, the authority on bonds (or so they say) announced earlier this month that the days of investing in equities for the long run (you know the sales slogan of Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley,

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Modern Portfolio Theory turned upside down

Let's start with a brief discussion of modern portfolio theory (MPT)  just to make sure we're all on the same page.   To avoid a less than exciting academic foray into MPT, I'll provide a basic definition. Basically,

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