Milking the Chinese Market

In 2002, the Investment Company Institute, the industry group for mutual fund companies, found that just about half (52.7 million or 49.5%) of all U.S. households owned stock in some way. But just 21 million households (fewer than 20%) owned individual stocks outside 401(k)...
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Leaders Ready for Lift-Off

One of the reasons I love the stock market is that it's such a battle of the mind. Of course, few pundits or analysts will tell you that--to them, it's all about number crunching, research, valuation and industry analysis. And all of those important...
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Answering Readers’ Survey Questions

Two weeks ago, many of you kindly filled out a survey and, in doing so, asked several great investing questions, some of which I'm going to tackle today. I’ll touch on low-risk investment strategies for market downturns, high-yield investments, investments that will benefit the...
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A Great Income Investment

Plummeting prices last year brought many stocks down 50% or more, so that their yields now look extraordinarily high. My database now shows 63 stocks with annual yields of 20% or more. But there's something wrong with these stocks--business at every one of high-yielding...
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Market Timing Simplified

Markets don't stay down forever, and this historic selloff has created a whole raft of bargain stocks. There's just one problem. How do you know when to get back into the market? Here's an easy way to tell, one that's based on one Cabot's...
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The Future of America

Our financial system lies in shambles, and the dominoes continue to fall, bringing down companies and stocks in one sector after another. Consumer confidence is absolutely terrible. Friends who previously asked about my market opinion simply as a common courtesy now ask because genuinely...
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How Much Do We Owe?!

To the next president, I would say this: Get the financial system back on track by setting an example for the American people. Instead of spending more than you have, live within your means, save money for a rainy day and invest in future...
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