Chinese Stocks: Short-Term Buy, Long-Term Sell

Chinese stocks are one of my favorite value plays for 2015. Just don’t fall in love with them.

The mantra of the permabull is to buy and hold stocks for the long run. That sounds good, and history has generally […] Continue Reading…

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How to Save When You’re Young

It’s hard to save money when you’re young. If you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not flush with cash. With a glut of young and talented job seekers, companies have little pressure to offer generous starting […] Continue Reading…

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EWP: Cheap and Unloved, Spanish Stocks are a Buy

In the last month of 2014, investors have two chief concerns: lackluster Black Friday sales and the sudden collapse in crude oil prices. On the surface, neither of these should be causes of major concern. Retail sales came in […] Continue Reading…

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iBillionaire Index: What’s In and What’s Out

The Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF (IBLN) is about to get a quarterly overhaul. Its underlying index announced it latest rebalancing last month based on the latest 13F filings by financial billionaires. 14 of IBLN’s 30 holdings are being replaced.

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What’s Holding Back the Retail Sector?

Behind the Numbers had some interesting comments on the retail sector in this week’s Thursday Thoughts:
Tuesday’s front page article in the WSJ did a nice job explaining how rising costs and shifting spending habits are stifling the consumer’s discretionary […] Continue Reading…

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