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3 Rules For Using Margin Safely And Profitably

As I explained in my portfolio update 63, I’m now focused on paying down margin and thus won’t be buying stocks in my real money portfolio for the foreseeable future.However, I did recently sell three high-risk stocks since I’ve decided to follow a more DVDGP style (low-risk) approach. Those sales included Uniti Group (UNIT) and […]

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General Electric’s Shake-Up Will Add Value

SummaryEarlier this year, the management team at General Electric announced plans to change around its Renewable Energy segment.This plan will help the conglomerate to reduce costs and position it to better capitalize on opportunities.Industry data, combined with this shake-up, suggests the firm may finally begin taking solar opportunities seriously.If so, this would position the business […]

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Comprehensive Research And Due Diligence: Here’s How I Do It!

SummaryMy due diligence process starts by taking a quick review and assessment of a company’s fundamental qualities and valuation.Snap On, Inc. is worthy of a more comprehensive research effort.F.A.S.T. Graphs analyze out loud video going through my research process.IntroductionI have been writing a series of articles on attractively valued research candidates available in the various […]

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What A Real Blue-Chip REIT Looks Like Might Surprise You

SummaryIn his book Investing in REITs, the late and great Ralph L. Block called blue-chip REITs the “king of the jungle.”Blue-chip REITs have already established impressive track records, which are out there and open for everyone to see.So, you’d better believe management wants to keep that legacy going.These proverbial kings jealously guard their kingdoms, from […]

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Micron: Too Much, Too Soon

For whatever reason, investors desperately want to own Micron Technology (MU) in the midst of a memory industry slump. The stock has surged about $10 off the lows despite the company not even printing a negative quarter so far. Updated industry data continues to support my previous investment thesis of avoiding the stock for now.Memory […]

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How I Went Wrong On Facebook, My Top Pick For 2019

Facebook (FB), in a seemingly rare stint of tape action, jumped double digits after reporting a strong earnings report. I’ve been long the name from even higher levels and have added to my position materially during the storm of 2018. Shares still have more room to run and as a result FB is my highest […]

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Boeing: Time To Ring The Register On This Great Company

Analysis Context and DisclosureSemi-annually I cycle through the stocks in my investing universe and update my intrinsic valuation each company. It is now time for the Boeing Company (BA) to be updated.I have been a Boeing shareholder since July 2013. Needless to say the investment has been fantastic with the only regret being that I […]

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AMD: Good News And Bad

Shares of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) have had a decent rally since the company reported Q4 results last week. While the report wasn’t a home run by any stretch of the imagination, it wasn’t the disaster we’ve seen with a number of others in the space. Unfortunately, the rally took a small pause on […]

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Sentiment Speaks: Can Bitcoin Reach $65,000 By 2021?

It would seem that cryptocurrency investors now have a lot in common with gold investors. Whereas gold has seen a prolonged pullback from 2011 to 2015, cryptocurrency investors have seen the same type of pullback, but over a shorter period of time. But we all have seen how the cryptocurrency markets move much faster than […]

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3 Deep Value Dividend Stocks With Strong Market-Beating Potential

My new Deep Value Dividend Growth Portfolio or DVDGP (beating the market by 10% so far) is all about investing in quality dividend payers, at good to great prices, opportunistically when the market becomes extremely bearish on quality income producing assets.While the portfolio’s strategy is inherently contrarian, we tend to stick to blue-chip low-risk stocks […]

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