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Why Aren’t You Investing Offshore?

Buy low and sell high is the age old mantra for investing. With all the hype about bringing jobs back home, reducing taxes and spending on infrastructure, the best deals in stocks today are not in the USA but in foreign markets. Why aren’t you investing offshore? USA Today says investors should look outside the U.S.
With U.S. stocks trading in overvalued territory after their long rally, investors are likely to reap better returns going forward in places like the eurozone, and in emerging markets like Brazil, and Central and Eastern Europe. These foreign markets now have characteristics that suggest future […]

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Watch Out for the Trump Economic Slump

Investors like predictability. Markets may be volatile but so long as they have a means of predicting where the market is going investors are generally happy. Such has been the case with the Trump bump, the stock rally based on the expectation of lower taxes, less regulation, repatriated corporate offshore cash and infrastructure spending. After all the USA has the same party in control of the White House and both houses of congress. Unfortunately, when the same party has all of the control they tend to fight among themselves such as happened in the Carter years when Jimmy Carter referred […]

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What Happened to Trump’s Economic Agenda?

The Trump bump stock market rally is fizzling out. The market is asking what happened to Trump’s economic agenda as the new prez and House Speak Ryan promote their version of an Obama Care replacement. CNBC says that there will be a Trump tantrum looms on Wall Street if Trump’s first legislative push fails.
The Trump Trade could start looking more like a Trump Tantrum if the new U.S. administration’s health-care bill stalls in Congress, prompting worries on Wall Street about tax cuts and other measures aimed at promoting economic growth.
Investors are dialing back hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump will […]

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Beware of Toxic Investments

Kodak was a great stock until digital photography came along. A great stock became a toxic stock. Beware of toxic investments and get out of stocks that are bucking the trends. The Motley Fool offers three stocks that could prove toxic to your portfolio.
Some industries just can’t compete with changing trends. Take retailers and offshore drillers, for example, which are struggling to contend with the lower-cost technological innovations of e-commerce and shale drilling, respectively. Because of that, companies in these industries are seeing their sales and profits sink, which is taking their stocks down as well. We don’t see either […]

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What Are the Risks in Today’s Surging Market?

The stock market just keeps going up. Is there an end in sight? Will this be a prolonged rally similar to what started in the Reagan years? What are the risks in today’s surging market? The upside to investing is the promise of lower taxes, repatriated corporate cash and an economic boom caused by infrastructure spending. The potential downsides include a trade war with China, more terrorism at home or a nuclear attack by the crazy leader of North Korea. Business Insider says that smart folks on Wall Street are sounding the alarm on the Trump bump.
The Dow Jones industrial […]

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It Is a Mistake to Mix Politics and Investment Strategies

People invest in stocks, bonds or real estate to make money. Citizens vote for politicians who will pursue policies that the citizens favor. In a recent interview Warren Buffett said that it is a mistake to mix politics and investment strategies. That Mr. Buffett is following through on this philosophy is borne out by the fact that he was an ardent Clinton supporter but has poured $20 Billion into the stock market since the election of Donald Trump. In an interview with CNBC Buffett said that how Trump handles the primary threat to US security is how he should be […]

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Why Are Airlines Better Investments Than They Used to Be?

The old saying is that if you want to be a millionaire, start out as a billionaire and buy an airline! But, what happened? None other than Warren Buffett, who called airlines a death trap for investors, has poured $10 billion into the four major airlines in the last couple of years. Why are airlines better investments than they used to be? Business Insider says that Buffett’s investment is everything you need to know about the airline industry.
Over the past decade, the landscape of the airline industry in the US has changed greatly. All four airlines have reported record profits, […]

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Is Ford Undervalued Today?

The so-called Trump bump has taken many already-overvalued stocks and sent them higher. Are there any good deals left in the stock market? One stock that caught our attention is the auto maker Ford. Is Ford undervalued today? The Motley Fool refers to Ford as the forgotten auto maker in an article about 4 stocks to buy that are trading near 52 week lows.
Automakers not named Tesla are having a hard time getting any love in today’s stock market. Ford has made vast improvements in the quality and attractiveness of its vehicles since the recession subsided, and now it is […]

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What Is Happening to the Stock Market Rally?

The night of Trump´s election the stock market tanked and then revived as investors thought about lower taxes, offshore corporate cash repatriation and infrastructure-related economic stimulus measures. An already over-priced stock market headed up. But in the last two weeks the market has started to oscillate up and down with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 140 points at the ending of the session end half a percent below the previous day´s close. What is happening to the stock market rally? CBS Money Watch looks at hot stocks that are suddenly not.
Rising bond interest rates are sapping the popularity of […]

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What Will Happen to Stocks When Interest Rates Go Up?

In the early 2000’s interest rates were low and everyone bought more home than they could afford. When rates when up all of those balloons on mortgages came due with higher rates and the housing market collapsed. Today we are seeing a stock bubble based on low interest rates. What will happen to stocks when interest rates go up? Forbes interviewed the richest man in the world, Bill Gates. The co-founder of Microsoft says stocks are expensive but what bothers him is that interest rates are so low.
On Tuesday, Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, said “stocks are expensive” on CNBC. The […]

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