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Panama Canal Expansion Update September 2014

The Panama Canal Expansion is back on track with completion of all phases expected in 2016. When this major construction project is finished it will more than double the cargo capacity of the century old canal. When finished the expanded Panama Canal will change shipping patterns and affect ports up and down the East Coast […]

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Basics of Successful Investing IV

Basics of Successful Investing IV is the last in our series. We wrote about getting your financial house in order and making some basic decisions about why you are investing and how much money you are willing to put at risk in Basics of Successful Investing I. Our advice in Basics of Successful Investing II was that you should start out by investing in what you know. And, when you pick something else you need to do your homework and thoroughly understand what a company does to make money and how it will manage to keep doing so. And we […]

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Invest in Argentina

With the recent default by Argentina on sovereign debt payments it may seem a strange time to look at how to invest in Argentina. But, the old adage is to invest when there is blood in the streets. The point of this quote from Baron Rothschild is that when things look their worst in when […]

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Natural Gas Reserves – War in Gaza

In our recent article, Middle East Investment – War in Gaza, we mentioned the Israeli defense industry as an investment possibility. An additional investment opportunity lies beneath the Mediterranean Sea off the shores of the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza, Israel and Lebanon. It is the Leviathan basin and some contend that the war in Gaza has […]

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Investment Goals and Strategies

The intended end result of investing is to make and keep money. The investment goals and strategies that one uses in accomplishing this goal are many. However, the first rule, to quote Warren Buffett, is not to lose money and the second rule to continue quoting the Oracle of Omaha is not to forget rule […]

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Invest in Germany

With the reelection of Angela Merkel to a third term as German prime minister a new coalition will rule Germany. More to the point for many is that a new and less reserved Germany will be less reticent about calling the tunes in the European Union. A recent case in point is that Germany put […]

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Is Google Overbought at 1000 Dollars?

The United States Congress and President have finally averted a debt default and put the government back to work. The response was a stock market rally in which the market was able to focus on earnings instead of the prospect of default-related international financial calamity. The S&P 500 hit an all-time high close of 1,733.15. […]

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Investing in Discounted Stocks

Today’s stock market is largely characterized by uncertainty. The VIX, the options trader’s measure of market volatility, is high. Investors and traders are jumping in and out of the market, afraid of missing a rally and concerned about losing with a big market correction due to a debt default. What is a long term investor […]

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Investing in Home Builders

Investing in home builders is currently out of vogue as lower housing starts, fewer sales of existing homes, and a dearth of building permits would predict. The numbers of unsold homes may be rising again if the US government goes into default on its debts. Investing in home builders who cater to the very wealthy […]

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Investing in Defense Stocks

Investing in defense stocks has provided solid performance as of late. There are over 250 options for investing in defense stocks in the United States. The ten largest US defense contractors account for 1 percent of the US domestic economy. Investing in defense stocks means buying stock in giants such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing with […]

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