4th of July: Brought To You By China

Global research firm Panjiva published a great infographic to ponder at your 4th of July cookout.  

China, by a landslide, is the biggest exporter of American flags and fireworks, at 85% and 99%, respectively. Interestingly, South Africa is the […] Continue Reading…

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The World Cup ETF Portfolio

I’ve grown to like World Cup soccer or, at least, tolerate it.  Though to be honest, I didn’t have much of a choice.  Being married to a South American woman, I had two options: Either embrace the impassioned screaming […] Continue Reading…

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Friday StockTwits Banter: Nostalgia Investing

It’s a slow news day, and my post on investing in collectibles spurred an interesting StockTwits conversation about “nostalgia investing.”

Worthless: Thoughts on Investing in Collectibles – Sizemore Insights http://stks.co/b0hVe $STUDY— Charles Sizemore (@CharlesSizemore) Jun. 27 at 09:01 AM

@CharlesSizemore Funny last […] Continue Reading…

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Worthless: Thoughts on Investing in Collectibles

My favorite historical anecdote—and one that every investor should be forced to acknowledge reading before opening a brokerage account—dates to the era of the South Sea Bubble. A charlatan whose name is lost to history, published a prospectus for […] Continue Reading…

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Dividend Stocks Midyear Report Card

This year was supposed to be a year of rising bond yields as the Fed’s tapering of “QE Infinity” gathered steam. Most Wall Street analysts expected the 10-year Treasury to be closing in on 4% by now.
Instead, the 3% […] Continue Reading…

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