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Archive for the ‘Value Investing’ Category


What Investments Do You Want to Own Next Year?

When you follow stocks in the news there is an element of breathless melodrama. Nellie has been kidnapped and is tied to the train tracks. The train is coming. Will the hero get there in time? One moment the answer is yes and the next moment it is no. If you fall for the melodrama of stock reporting you are caught in a gut wrenching never-never land of worry about next month, next week or even tomorrow. A healthy alternative is to pick investments based on a longer term view. What investments do you want to own next year and […]

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Tips on How to Start Investing

The stock market crashed in 2008 and ushered in the Great Recession. Many who had investments in the stock market sold at huge losses and have stayed away ever since. And many have avoided investing in stocks because of the perceived risk of losing everything. But, the stock market has come back and is at an all-time high! If you missed out on the run up since the crash there is still hope but there are also pitfalls for beginning investors. Here are a few tips on how to start investing.
At What Point Should You Start Investing?
If you are putting […]

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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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Will an Unwilling Congress Kill the Trump Market Rally?

The Tea Party movement arose in order to reduce the national debt and federal budget. Its aim has been to reduce government spending while also lowering taxes. The new president wants to lower taxes and raise spending on the military. Along the way the stock market has gone up in anticipation of lower taxes, offshore money coming home and economic stimulus from massive infrastructure repair. The problem is that while the Republicans control both houses of congress and the White House they do not agree on the ways and means to govern. The investor needs to wonder, will an unwilling […]

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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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Just How Many Years Are Required to Make an Investment Long Term?

People like Warren Buffett have made substantial profits from smart long term investing. Just how many years are required to make an investment long term? We can get a hint from the so-called Oracle of Omaha who says that he cannot outguess the market in the short term but has a pretty good idea of what will sell well ten years hence. Thus we should not be surprised when Market Watch says long run for investing is longer than you think.
There are certain truths that are etched into the brains of investors. They know that in the long-run, their portfolio […]

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What Stocks Made the Most Money over the Long Term?

If you are into investing for the long haul you ought to look at what stocks made the most money over the long term. In this regard an article in Yahoo Finance is useful. It turns out that just 14 stocks are responsible for 20% of all stock market gains since 1924.
In what truly is one of the most amazing statistics to ever come across our desks here at 24/7 Wall St., we recently saw a chart that showed that just 14 stocks have created 20% of all stock market gains in dollars since 1924. That is a phenomenal figure, […]

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How Profitable Is Stock Investing?

If you are looking to put some money away for a rainy day or save for retirement it would be nice to have that money work for you as well. The stock market is often touted as the best place to put your money and have it earn a profit. But just how profitable is stock investing? In the stock market quality begets profits over the long term. This is the world of buy and hold investing. In the short term research into specific stocks can lead to tidy profits which you often will want to take back out and […]

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Best Investments when Stock Market Is High

The Wall Street Journal announced the news as the S&P 500 hit an intraday record.
The S&P 500 touched an intraday record Monday, topping levels last seen more than a year ago in a reflection of investors’ bets that the U.S. economy remains a pocket of solidity in a troubled world.
The S&P 500 climbed above 2139 early Monday, exceeding its intraday record of 2134.72 hit in May 2015, before trading recently at 2134. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 61 points, or 0.3% to 18208. The gains left the S&P 500 on pace to close at a record, with the Dow […]

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Which Stocks Are Safe to Buy?

The point of investing is to make money, not to lose it. Many who were hurt badly in the 2008 market crash have never returned to the stock market because they simply don’t know which stocks are safe to buy. There is a lot of advice out there about safe stocks but what can you believe and how should you proceed? As an example of current advice on this topic the Motley Fool suggests 3 safe stocks you can buy right now.
As recent events have clearly shown, even large-cap stocks that were thought to be stable can crater in the […]

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