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Brazilian Bankruptcy

OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes filed papers in Brazilian bankruptcy court. The company is controlled by Eike Batista, who once seemed on track to become the richest man in the world. This Brazilian bankruptcy is the largest in Latin American history. Batista and his company were unable to come to an agreement with creditors for […]

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Time to Sell Apple

Apple has seen its profit slide for three straight quarters. The stock is down $80 from a year ago (down 13%). When Apple introduced two new iPhones in August many believed that both sales and profits would rise. IPhone sales are in fact up but iPad sales are not and sales of Macintosh computers are […]

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Stock Market Investing

Stock market investing can provide investors with better returns over the years than a bank account or US Treasury Bonds. Stock market investing is also riskier than simply putting your money in an FDIC insured bank account or Treasuries that are backed by the full faith and credit of the US government. How do you […]

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Microsoft Rallies on News of Ballmer Retirement

As Microsoft rallies on news of Ballmer retirement is it time to buy Microsoft or sell the stock? Steve Ballmer has been the head of Microsoft for over a decade. During this time Microsoft has remained one of the world’s largest companies but essentially quit growing. Much of this is because of the shift away […]

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How High Can Stocks Go?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ are all at or near all-time highs? The question for those on the sidelines and wishing to invest it just how high can stocks go? FREE: How to Consistently Target Profits in a Hostile Market. Click Here. Markets as of April 10, 2013 Dow Jones 14,753.17 […]

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Diversify Your Investment Portfolio

Diversification is a means of reducing risk and increasing opportunity in investing. The chances of having a stock in your portfolio rise significantly in price goes up when you have five well-chosen stocks instead of one. The chances of losing all of your investment capital also go down when you diversify your investment portfolio among […]

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Raiding Personal Savings Accounts to Pay off Government Debt

According the news, EU officials are telling Cyprus that in order to get more bailout money Cyprus needs to start raiding personal savings accounts to pay off government debt. Some of this has to do with allegations of money laundering for the Russian mafia but it will surely hit hard at families who have put […]

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Investment and the Time Value of Money

Time value is usually an expression used in options trading. When an options contract has a while to run before expiration it is said to have time value. Anything can happen so the price of the options contract may well rise or fall. Here we are concerned about investment and the time value of money. […]

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Time to Sell Gold

With gold having its worst beginning of the year in more than two decades, is it time to sell gold? Many big gold investors seem to think so. More than $5 Billion was sold from gold exchange traded funds in a month. Part of this may be that investors are moving their money from gold […]

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Profitable Investment Alternatives

Perhaps you have had your money in a mutual fund and are dismayed at poor returns and occasional losses. Maybe your money was in a hedge fund that went down in flames in the 2008 market crash. And, it might be that you invested in South Florida real estate just before the bubble burst. If […]

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