Chasing Returns? Wrong? Please!

Clearly, it’s in the interests of full-service brokerages to discourage you from making your own investing decisions. They make their money from commissions for trading your account and fees for managing your money. And the more they can count on keeping you in standard...
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BHP Billiton (BHP)

This mining company is trading at a discount. And while you wait for price appreciation, you can enjoy the current 3.5% dividend yield, paid semi-annually. BHP Billiton (BHP 66) from Forbes Dividend Investor Shares of mining companies that produce iron ore are trading lower this morning, that...
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Kubota (KUB)

Thursday’s Daily Alert featured a small-cap play on agriculture with real estate company-slash-lemon and avocado grower Limoneira (LMNR). Today’s recommendation is another play on growing food demand, but through a very different company. Here’s the recommendation, from Global Investment Strategist. “To meet growing food...
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Six Big Trends You Can Profit From

We're all familiar with the story about the frog. If you drop him in boiling water, he'll jump right out. But if you put him in cold water and then heat it to boiling, he'll adjust gradually to the increasing temperature, be lulled inaction,...
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Readers React to a Car-Free World

Last weekend, I wrote about the mostly car-free German community of Vauban and I received lots of great responses both by email and on our blog. Thanks to everyone who wrote in, the letters gave me a lot to think about and some made...
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Art, Stocks and Money

The Santa Monica Museum of Art, although I've never visited it, has brightened up my week. I read in a recent news story that the museum holds an art sale every year called "incognito." The idea is simple. Hundreds of artists (over 480 year)...
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What Do Your Stocks Know About You?

Stocks don't know you own them. That's the standard reply to anyone who's feeling paranoid because a stock they bought immediately fell on its nose. Similarly, the sports team you're watching on television doesn't know when you leave the room, turn your hat in...
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