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(GME) Gamestop Corporation – Hoping for More

Gamestop Corporation - (Reviewed 01/06/2014) Gamestop Corporation (NYSE: GME) – Hold based on a recent price of $49.24 and a fair value estimate of $51-$58. The...

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(FET) Forum Energy Technologies – Leaning on the Lectern

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. - (Reviewed 01/05/2014) Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE: FET) – Hold based on a recent price of $26.18 and a fair value estimate of...

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An Abundance of Caution

Prudence can seem very imprudent in a runaway bull market. In fact, it can seem downright stupid. Jean-Marie Eveillard’s career provides a delightful insight into this irony – both the downside of exercising prudence when share prices are soaring and the satisfaction of exercising prudence...

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(CCL) Carnival Cruise Lines – Yogurt Anyone?

Carnival Corporation - (Reviewed 01/03/2014) Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL) – Hold based on a recent price of $39.81 and a fair value estimate of $36-$42. The company...

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My Top 5 Resolutions for 2014

We’ve closed the book on 2013, and it’s time to make resolutions for the new year. Alexander Green’s “Four Resolutions That Will Make You Rich” is great advice for investors. Now,...

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(TAN) Four Principles to Smart Investing

At the beginning of every year (and often at the beginning of each quarter) I like to write out the many investment principles that guide me. I rewrite them because there may be new principles to add or changes to the old ones. Today I thought I’d share four of my main short-term trading...

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(ANR) 2014: The Year of the Comeback

As we enter the new year, rather than guess at what the broad market will do, I prefer to look at which companies and industries will perform better. Up first, coal. They could really use a kick in the pants to get them moving, and the 2014 election looks like it will be the needed boot. Robbert...

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(SLX) Why I’m Bullish on Steel

After a six-month rally in steel prices, the metal pulled back a bit in recent days. Some analysts say the run in steel is done. I say you should buy the dip, because there are some excellent opportunities to forge big profits in the steel sector. Here’s why… Price...

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It’s Not an Emergency, But…

It’s painful to sit on the sidelines while markets break new highs, as they are now. It’s almost as painful as staying in the stock market as prices decline. But some savvy investors are treading lightly these days. And the Investors Intelligence Advisors’ Sentiment readings are a big...

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(DVR) Cal Dive International – Bobbing for Apples

Cal Dive International, Inc. - (Reviewed 12/31/2013). Cal Dive International, Inc. (NYSE: DVR) – Sell based on a recent price of $2.02 and a fair value estimate of $12-$14. The...

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Mailbag: How to Know if You’re Rich

It’s a vital question. Who is “rich”? For today’s discussion, I’ll leave aside the truism that you are rich if you enjoy good health, a loving family, close friends and varied interests. Most people seem to believe that a person’s wealth can be determined by his or her income. I would...

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(MON) Feeding the World… and Making Big Profits

Evil incarnate: that’s what the anti-science movement has called Monsanto’s (NYSE: MON) efforts to lift farmers out of poverty and feed an ever expanding global population. Their genetically engineered seeds have been blamed for...

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The Four Resolutions That Will Make You Rich

This is the time of year for making New Year’s resolutions. And I have four that are guaranteed to make your portfolio bigger, fatter and wider a year from now. So listen up… Save more. All investment begins with saving. And unlike the performance of the stock market,...

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My Favorite Christmas Traditions

Christmas is a time to pause from the pursuit of wealth and think about the important things: the spirit of the season, family and traditions. And you know what? Even if you’ve been around the yule log more than once, I bet there are some Christmas traditions you’ve never heard of. But...

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(MCD) Three Predictions for the New Year

Every year around this time we make promises to ourselves or our loved ones – that despite our best intentions are difficult to keep. We start sneaking chocolate around January 15. We stop going to the gym around February 1. And you can kiss that resolution to get rid of all of your junk...

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How Much Is Enough?

At this time of year, it never hurts to pause and ask yourself an important question: What is the real end of all your saving and investing? Different people will have different answers. In my new book ...

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(SWHC) Smith and Wesson – Real Straight Shooters

Texas (01/19/2014) – Wax Ink has rated Smith and Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC) a Buy, based on a recent price of $14.28 and a fair value estimate of $28-$33. The...

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(IAI) Keep Your Hands Off

With only one week left in 2013, it’s clear the U.S. stock market has had a huge year. The S&P 500 is up 27% while the Russell 2000 and the small caps it tracks are up 38%. The biggest winners in a market like this are those who are relatively hands-off. And my absolute favorite hands-off...

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(EBAY) Buy This Now

Despite a huge year for the Nasdaq Composite, up 33%, eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) – one of the darlings of the Internet boom of the late ‘90s – has been flat. It saw spikes in the $52 to $57 area but looks to be ending the year where...

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(CLDX) These Guys Are Out to Cheat You

If you were to take a trip to an exotic location that had hidden dangers like man-eating crocodiles or dangerous plants, surely you’d bring a guide. Yet many investors try their hand at speculating on small-cap biotech stocks without having an expert help them. It’s not that these investors...

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(NJ) The Best Investment Advice for 2014

On Monday, we covered some of the worst investment ideas in Forbes‘ 2014 Investment Guide. Among these were forming a family limited partnership, plunking for an annuity,...

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(SLV) Silver Bells May Soon Be Ringing

They say that a bell never rings at the top and the bottom of the market. But there’s some real jingling going on in silver right now. And it may just be the start of something big. Could you profit from it? Yes! There’s no denying that silver took a beating in 2013. Recently it was down...

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How to Lose Big Money in 2014

Last week Forbes came out with its 2014 Investment Guide. The cover promises “365 Ways to Get Rich.” I plowed through all of them. Some ideas were excellent and insightful. Others were dreadful and even harmful. This week I’ll cover both. I’ll review some of...

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(PT) Europe’s Comeback Kid?

I had just returned to my hotel room in Innsbruck, Austria, when my wife called. Before I could tell her about the beautiful scenery and amazing experiences I was having on The Oxford Club’s European Opportunity Expedition, she stopped me. I needed to hop a flight to Portugal immediately,...

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(COP) Profit From the End of a 75-Year-Old Oil Monopoly

America is a peculiar place in one respect: Our oil and gas reserves are privately owned. In many other parts of the world, including some countries that otherwise have (relatively speaking) free economies, those reserves are nationalized. For more than 70 years, Mexico was a perfect example....

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(AF) Something to Bank On

2014 looks like it is shaping up to be a year of consolidation in small banks. Increasing regulatory and compliance costs and an artificially low interest rate environment have combined to weigh on profitability and are driving small banks into mergers and takeovers. A recent poll of senior...

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(XRA) Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Christmas is a season for many things… and it’s also a time for commodities. No, I don’t mean the jewelry you’ll inevitably buy your sweetheart. I’m talking the old-time commodities: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Those were the gifts of the Magi to baby Jesus. In one form or another,...

12Jan2014 | | Comments Off | More

Worst. Advice. Ever.

Last week, I spoke at The Oxford Club’s Private Wealth Seminar at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. After going for a run, I was in line at the café waiting to order breakfast when a headline in the Los Angeles Times caught my eye. It said, “Crisis for the very old: Many...

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The Next Big Shale Plays

Of all the rigs drilling for oil in the world, about half are operating in the United States – and half of those are in Texas. In fact, for all the attention given to the Bakken shale play in North Dakota, the most activity is occurring in the Permian Basin in West Texas. There are 392 rigs...

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Collect Your Unclaimed Lottery Prize Here

Last month a winning Florida Lotto ticket bought in May at a suburban Tampa convenience store expired. The $16 million uncollected prize was the state’s largest since 2003, when someone – with apparently more important things to do – didn’t collect a $53 million prize. Winning lottery...

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