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The Life-Cycles of Stocks Part 3: IPO Flame-Outs

The Life-Cycles of Stocks Part 3: IPO Flame-Outs

With this, the third and final installment of articles discussing the “life-cycles” of stocks, we delve into the phenomenon of “IPO Flame-Outs.” These stocks might be considered the James Deans, Jimi Hendrixes, and River Phoenixes of the equity markets; brightly shining, rapidly rising young stars that live “life in the fast lane” and die early deaths, sometimes ignominiously so. Unlike...

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Tax Planning Time Machine

Tax Planning Time Machine

Without fail, it happens every year. I’m not talking about the latest Hollywood hook up or D.C. scandal. What I’m referring to is something I like to call the “Hero Syndrome.” Every year I get contacted by frantic traders who are looking for a hero to swoop in and save them from the evils of high taxes. It would be great if I could just jump in my tax-planning time machine and go back to...

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An Upside To The Oil Market?

An Upside To The Oil Market?

The energy sector has been out of favor since the middle of last year, and stock prices for oil and gas drillers have been have been decimated with the S&P 500 oil and gas drilling industry falling almost 60% from its peak last year. This move is largely driven by the bear market in crude oil, and the underlying market fundamentals haven’t seen a substantial improvement. The Baker Hughes...

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Rick Rule – The Stage Is Set For Another Catastrophe

Rick Rule – The Stage Is Set For Another Catastrophe

Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott USA, an investment adviser firm, speaks to the Middle East conflict and its effect on oil prices, a bottom in gold, new life in mining shares, and a potential economic disaster waiting to happen. Oil The political instability in the Middle East is going to further roil the oil market, Rule said.  The fall of Yemen’s Sunni government to Shiites has reinforced...

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U.S. Dollar Vs. Euro, Finished or Just Beginning?

U.S. Dollar Vs. Euro, Finished or Just Beginning?

The big news dominating financial markets during the past 4-5 months has been the strength of the U.S. Dollar against most world currencies. The Dollar Index has risen 25 % since late June 2014. Here is a look at the U.S. Dollar against the Euro currency, as the Euro is the main component of the Dollar Index, comprising 57.6 % of the weighting. In past years, before the euro came into being,...

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Firemen, Retiring Boomers, and Student Debt

Firemen, Retiring Boomers, and Student Debt

Below is a chart that a friend of mine brought to my attention (thanks CH) from the Fireman’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago, which is one of Chicago’s pension funds.   The problem of unfunded liabilities shown in this chart is stark, with liabilities going up and the market value of assets trending slightly lower.  In fact, the market value of assets is below the level of 1999. And...

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Avoid the Wash & Rinse Cycle

I’ve been contributing a daily review and forecast for the S&P or Nasdaq futures for over a month because this is the market I personally trade. However, individuals coming to disintermediated, zero-sum markets such as futures from other “normal” markets such as equities, may not be aware of the critical differences. Asset markets such as stocks serve institutions and the general public....

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The Importance Of Follow Through -- Be Patient

The Importance Of Follow Through -- Be Patient

Many of us are trained to look for tops and bottoms and game the markets accordingly.  For the most part, this is the way our brains work; yet, intuitively speaking, that is just the wrong approach.  Finding tops and bottoms is generally a loser's game, but following through after seeing a top/bottom take place can be the most lucrative profit opportunity.  Our minds think in terms of...

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Oil-Dollar Breakdown, Higher Prices To Come?

Oil-Dollar Breakdown, Higher Prices To Come?

Oil prices have been under pressure as the dollar soars. For many, they believe that the strength in the dollar is a major reason why oil will not be able to rally. Yet the truth is that while in recent years, the dollar-oil inverse correlation has been very tight, throughout history that has not always been the case. In fact, in the oil market, as well as other commodities, we may be at the...

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Las Vegas Sands (LVS) – A Value Play on the Rising Asian Consumer and the U.S. Economic Recovery

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) – A Value Play on the Rising Asian Consumer and the U.S. Economic Recovery

Over the last 12 months, Macau casino gaming stocks are down by an average of 50% as the world’s largest casino-gaming market experienced an unprecedented decline in gross gaming revenues (GGR). GGR in Macau experienced its first yearly decline since data became publicly available in 2002, falling by 2.6% last year to $44 billion as a result of the Chinese government’s anti-graft movement,...

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