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Jeffrey Saut Sees Markets Bottoming

December 30, 2008

I all ways find the market opinions of Raymond James’ Jeffrey Saut enlightning and fascinating.  In his latest Investment Strategy note he quotes the views of Barron’s Stephanie Pomboy and then gives some stock tips: In past missives we have suggested that the equity markets have been in a bottoming process since the October 10th […]

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Kiplinger’s: “Six Reasons to Buy Stocks Now”

December 22, 2008

Kiplinger’s has a thoughtful piece on the potential virtues of buying stocks now in this beat up market.  It describes six reasons why now it the time to buy stocks. The six reasons to buy stocks now from the article: Stocks are battered and cheap. Stocks are overdue for a rally. The low risk alternatives […]

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What is a Credit Default Swap (CDS)?

September 16, 2008

Credit default swaps (CDS) have been in the news a lot lately. Most recently, they have been featured prominently in the trouble effecting American International Group (AIG). What is a credit default swap? A credit default swap is a type of credit derivative, meaning its value is derived from the credit risk of a loan, […]

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When Mr. Market Offers You A Deal, Take It

January 9, 2008

“Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett in the 2004 Berkshire Hathaway Letter to Shareholders I heard something very interesting […]

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The Rule of 72 and Compound Interest

December 20, 2007

“The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest”. Albert Einstein The rule of 72 allows one to quickly determine how long it will take, at a given interest rate, to double your money on and investment. For instance, if you have $1000 that is earning interest at the rate of 10% per year, […]

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