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Why Did People Buy Stocks In The 1920s?

The Roaring 1920s were great, and it would be our good fortune to reprise them in this decade of the 2020s. All this about the “excesses” of the 1920s causing the Great Depression of the 1930s—how silly it is. In short order, beginning in 1930, we had the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, an income-tax increase led by […]

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3 Stocks to Buy That Will Hit New All-Time Highs in 2020

U.S. stocks had reached all-time highs before a selloff on Friday. But somewhat surprisingly, many stocks in the market still trade below past peaks.Indeed, entire sectors like energy and retail have missed out on the bull market of the past few years. Some financial stocks — most notably Citigroup (NYSE:C) — still haven’t returned to […]

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Softbank May Sell Some Alibaba Stock; Should Retail Investors Follow Suit?

Softbank Group (OTCMKTS:SFTBY), whose stake in Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is worth more than Softbank’s entire market cap, is reportedly considering selling some Alibaba stock. Softbank would use the proceeds to fund the repurchase of its own shares. Is Softbank desperate? Or is BABA stock expensive at the moment?I think it’s a little of both. Here’s why. Masayoshi Son […]

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Avoiding the 3 Pitfalls of ‘Buy & Hold’ Investing

Stocks have done exceptionally well lately, with 2019 on track to be the best performing market since 2013. But many investors remain wary of the stock market, anxious with late-cycle worries and ever-fearful of a replay of the 2008 crash. This shows up in strong money flows into cash funds, which remain significantly above the […]

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What Role Should Value Stocks Play In Equity Portfolios In 2020?

One of the most salient trends for U.S. stocks in recent months has been the resurgent performance of so-called “value” stocks.During the past six months, the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF has gained 13%, compared to the 9.2% rise for the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF ​and a 10.9% gain for the benchmark S&P 500 […]

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Waiting For The Bait Ball To Form

If you have never witnessed the formation of a bait ball, it is a sight to be seen. To protect themselves against predators, thousands of fish come together and create a gigantic gyrating ball. It is majestic and at times seems to take on a life of its own. The idea is a simple one. […]

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Tesla Is Going Parabolic – Here’s How to Trade It Now

Tesla (TSLA) shares were rocketing higher again on Monday, up 3.6% as bulls were fixed on getting the share price to $420, the price CEO Elon Musk once said at which he planned to take Tesla private.While the shares accomplished the feat, it doesn’t change the fact that shares are still overbought in the short […]

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Here Are Wall Street’s Favorite Stocks For An Oil-Sector Recovery In 2020

The energy sector has been the weakest performer in the S&P 500 Index this year, and it has been out of favor for a long time.The world oil market has changed, with the U.S. now the largest producer, with exports outweighing imports. But on Monday, there seemed to be new enthusiasm for U.S. energy stocks […]

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The ‘No Sell Portfolio’ Approach To Playing Defense Late Cycle

With the market up 350%+ from the March 2009 lows, investors may be a little queasy about their equity-heavy portfolios. This is only natural and the notion that this is the “most hated bull market in history” echos that queasiness. So far in 2019, with the S&P 500 up 27%+, we have seen investors pull […]

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How To Teach Your Young Child About Investing (Even If You Don’t Understand It)

Once thought to give a “leg up” when kids enter the real world; in todays’ real world of information, complex options and decisions, understanding investing as an adult is now more of a necessity. Investing is a tool to earn money that your child can use their entire life.Since finance is typically not taught in […]

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