Mea Culpa: My Biggest Investing Mistakes of 2014

2014 has been a rough year to navigate. I went against the grain in January and bet big on one macro trend—that long-term interest rates would fall in 2014 rather than rise—and invested heavily in equity REITs and mortgage […] Continue Reading…

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This is why I love Switzerland

This story has absolutely no economic significance. I’ve just always admired the Swiss approach to national security, and I’m a little sad to see the bombs under their bridges dismantled.
With its cobbled streets and ornate houses, Bad Säckingen has […] Continue Reading…

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Update On American Realty Capital Properties

American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) make some announcements today that I feared might be coming. The board of directors is suspending the dividend pending the release of its third quarter and year-end results and will reinstate it after doing […] Continue Reading…

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3 Dividend Stocks to Buy After the Oil Price Collapse

Let me start with one admission: I have no idea when the current slide in the oil price will end.

I won’t insult your intelligence by putting out a price target because I – like everyone else — would be pulling […] Continue Reading…

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5% GDP Growth? Really?

GDP growth for the third quarter was revised higher, from 3.9% to 5.0%. But I’m viewing the numbers with a healthy dose of skepticism. I tossed out my thoughts on StockTwits this morning:
Not to be a wet blanket here, […] Continue Reading…

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