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Doubling Down?

April 13, 2014 by tomlongrpv (82.09)

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This year I decided to invest my annual pension fund contribution on my own without input from this group.  Including accumulated earnings and 2013's contribution and my decision to sell some slacker mutual funds I had about $400,000 to redeploy.  I thought it was too overwhelming for my own approahc since 20087 of purchascing individual stocks so I picked two mutual funds.  Already they are down over a coool $20,000 in only qa few days.  Oh well.  The professionals ...More

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Estimates suggest Americans spend upward of $60 billion per year  on diets or weight-loss plans. Clearly the nutrition market is massive, so investors may be interested in considering ...More

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I am a contributor to the Motley Fool blogging network. Some of the people here on CAPS follow my posts there, so I thought why not put up a link to any new post I write here as well.  ...More

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no bull

7 hours ago by oknoworries (32.76)

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market is quiet today

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Genuine Parts Company (GPC). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Genuine Parts Co is a leading wholesale ...More

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 I wanted to delve deeper into why I see Glassdoor as such a valuable and increasingly important tool for Foolish long-term investors. This article, I hope, gives a clear explanation of why I am ...More

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Fidelity's new tool

April 17, 2014 by ikkyu2 (99.38)

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Fidelity just added a new tool that's sort of scary.  It's something I've tried to emulate for years with Excel spreadsheets but with little success.  They have tracked every contribution ...More

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Feeling Good

April 17, 2014 by TMFPostOfTheDay (< 20)

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Board: Tax Strategies Author: TMFPMarti [With much sadness, we note the passing of a long-time Fool, Phil Marti. He was a retired IRS examiner who devoted much of his life to helping people navigate ...More

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Chevron Corporation (CVX). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Chevron Corporation is a global integrated ...More

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Abengoa SA is a large Engineering & Construction company based out of Spain, but with 70% of its revenues derived from outside of the EU, primarily in North America and Latin America.  I've ...More

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 and its stock price needs to catch up quickly to its peers in the sector. An E&P company is involved in the high-risk/high-reward area of exploration and production focus on finding, ...More

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I mentioned yesterday that I had come across some interesting statistics about the outperformance of certain types of special situations.  I have already talked about spinoffs.  Today I ...More

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Board: Macro Economics Author: JAC1960 Regardless of the hoopla around the return of manufacturing to the U.S. the simple fact is: Very few jobs are being created by the minimal shift from foreign ...More

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This morning, the leading semiconductor equipment makers are selling off at the start of the trading session. Some of the leading semiconductor equipment makers that are coming under early pressure ...More

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If you're like me, your stock news feed is dominated by a few large companies, usually in the tech space. Apple (AAPL) is going to do this. Microsoft (MSFT) should do that. Amazon (AMZN) is planning ...More

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The internet provides investors with so much useful and interesting information. I could not imagine going back a decade or so and trying to analyze stocks without the internet - waiting for ...More

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On capitulation.

April 15, 2014 by zzlangerhans (99.73)

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It's been an interesting ride the last four months. I thought watching my portfolio going up 600K in three months was wild, but it was nothing compared to seeing it drop 500K in less than a month. ...More

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Anyone who looks at my portfolio of stocks here in CAPS will see that I invest almost exclusively in special situations.  I plan on talking about riding the coattails of activist investors and ...More

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Nasdaq Is Saved

April 15, 2014 by ChartArtist (< 20)

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The Nasdaq (COMPQX) has been saved today as it has almost completed a 4 months broadening top. Both the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 have a similar top. But recently the nasdaq has been the weaker index. ...More

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American Economy

April 15, 2014 by Z200 (67.95)

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It is a telling sign of the times when RICK looks like a safer more conservative investment than XOM or BAC. Washington needs to get their act together and stop having the FED screw up the nation. We ...More

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Trading has often been compared to a Casino and for good reason. Most investors throw their money in the market without any real thought or plan. Might as well go to Vegas, at least you'll get free ...More

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