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Earnings surprises impotent; Earnings shocks potent!

Evidence supports the notion that strategies targeting ‘earnings surprises’ are relatively impotent these days. I remember twenty years ago (long before these stats were tracked with near precision using quantitative techniques) it became abundantly clear to me that accurately predicting … Continue reading

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Trees are GOLD in China; but Sino not the only way to play!

If you think the forest products industry is boring, be sure to watch this video.  I recall many years ago being invited to a live demonstration of heli-logging up close and personal on Vancouver Island.  It was a remarkable experience. Trees are gold in … Continue reading

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Sino-Forest: Monkey business in China? Really!

Those who were not long the stock (I was a lucky one) are keenly following the banter between the press and the company, and those who owned it are selling it as quick as they can so they can deny … Continue reading

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Gold versus wood – putting passion before wisdom; not for the ‘maverick’ investor.

From Bloomberg yesterday: “Commodities across the board are rallying, aggravating the inflation outlook,” said Chae Un Soo, a Seoul-based trader at KEB Futures Co. “For now, more and more investors are looking to precious metals as a shelter.” Or the … Continue reading

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