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RIM – stock-picking shame and salvation!

Finally RIM is getting some respect.  Today ScotiaCapital upgraded the stock to a sector outperform rating: “In our view RIM does not need to deliver the best selling smartphone in order to deliver an upside EPS surprise. And we believe … Continue reading

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Is stock market going to tumble over the fiscal cliff?

I saw the following comment/question just the other day and was surprised since it was in response to a posting I initiated way back in August 2011 entitled “Is the market on thin ice?” The theme of the original commentary … Continue reading

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Hiring…..? Go for the older guys! Part deux.

In an earlier but extremely popular posting entitled –Hiring Portfolio Managers? Go for the older guys! – I hinted that age discrimination, at least when it comes to the investment industry is a bad idea, even if it is endemic.  I have no supporting … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs advice scares the beejeebies out of me!

“We think it’s time to say a ‘long good-bye’ to bonds, and embrace the ‘long good buy’ for equities” announces Goldman Sachs! This sort of pronouncement has the ability to turn someone who’s been a diehard bull since 2010 into … Continue reading

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Wanna be a Portfolio Manager? Forget the ‘walk’ and learn the ‘talk’!

Portfolio managers become very adept at covering their everyday-idiot side and at a moment’s notice switching on their learned-professional alter ego. Like the Two Face character from Batman comics, it’s often difficult to determine who it is you’re actually talking … Continue reading

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Time to Buy? Stocks, Commodities & Television.

I was inspired this morning watching a business television interview.  A fund manager was suggesting that it’s probably a good idea to sell stocks and sit on some Treasury Bills or other cash equivalent.  Isn’t this exactly what I’ve said?  … Continue reading

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Sell in May and go away? Smarter to buy in July!

Seems we may be getting a taste of the seasonality I warned about in prior postings (and discussed in my literary masterpiece A Maverick Investor’s Guidebook – also available as an ebook for the digitally minded).  If you’re like most novice investors and only … Continue reading

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