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Analysis Topic: Market Oracle's Stocks Portfolio

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Portfolio

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Investor Long-Term U.S. Stock Bond Portfolio Allocation Results / Portfolio / Investing 2010

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs you think about your asset allocation and return expectations, you should take multiple historical periods into consideration, as well as  current and forward conditions.  The  basic bonds to stocks mix in a portfolio is one of the primary drivers of overall portfolio return.

Short-term data is easy to access.  Long-term data is somewhat more difficult for many investors to find.  We’ll leave the current and forward conditions to you in this article, but this data may be helpful with respect to history.

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Portfolio

Monday, November 09, 2009

Very Long-Term Portfolio Asset Allocation Analysis Results / Portfolio / Investing 2009

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNobody has the time or patience to wait 82 years to experience the long-term, but if they did (or if they wanted to bet on the future based on the long-term past), here is how a simple allocation between the S&P 500 index and the U.S. Aggregate Bond index worked out from 1926 through 2008.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Do You Really Have a Diversified Portfolio? / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Andrew_Abraham

I have heard so many times when speaking to investors that they have a diversified portfolio. I ask further and I have been told that they maintain a diversified portfolio of stocks consisting of both domestic and international companies. My immediate question is, are you really reducing your risk? Especially in these times it is paramount to have a diversified portfolio and try to mitigate some of inherent risks.

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Portfolio

Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Simple, Incredible System that's Beaten the Market by 10% a Year / Portfolio / Trading Systems

By: DailyWealth

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDr. Steve Sjuggerud writes: "Using a form filed with the government that's available to everyone, we've found ways to beat the market by as much as 10% a year."

Investment analyst Mebane Faber told me that recently (in so many words), over dinner with my good friend and mentor Van Simmons.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Portfolio Asset Allocation Analysis / Portfolio / Investing 2009

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt can be useful to know how the average other guy is allocating assets, whether you are inclined to follow the crowd or to do something else.

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Portfolio

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Build Your Stocks Portfolio With Different ETF Weightings / Portfolio / Exchange Traded Funds

By: Ron_Rowland

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou probably know that exchange traded funds (ETFs) are usually based on an index. In some cases the indexes are broad, like the S&P 500. Others are narrowly specialized in sectors like biotechnology or software. This means that ETF investors need to understand how indexes work.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Investment Grade Value Stock Index (IGVSI) Soars 24% / Portfolio / Investing 2009

By: Steve_Selengut

The Investment Grade Value Stock Index is a barometer of a small but elite sector of the stock market. Some Investment Grade Value Stocks are included in all averages and indices, but even the Dow Jones Industrial Average includes several issues that are below Investment Grade and very few boast an A+ S & P rating.

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Portfolio

Friday, July 24, 2009

Investment Portfolio Diversification & Risk / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Andy_Sutton

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe cliché’s are plentiful and well known. Putting all of one’s eggs in a single basket is probably the most popular example. One of the biggest manifestations is when an investor looks at their portfolio and realizes that it is grossly underperforming a particular market index or that the same portfolio has performed much worse than a given benchmark. Even if you’ve done everything right and selected the right themes, industries, and firms, if you get the portfolio mix wrong, you can still have problems. This is one of headaches that mutual funds are generally supposed to relieve investors of, but for a litany of reasons, it doesn’t seem to always work out that way. In truth, every individual portfolio is a mutual fund of sorts, and so the same rules apply.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Is Your Stock Portfolio Under Water? / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Dudley_Baker

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLet’s be honest, these are very challenging times to be an investor. Regardless of all of the positive spin from CNBC and from many newsletter writers and analysts this has not been the best of times to be ‘in the game’.

For those of us who are ‘in the game’ the question now is what do you do? How do you proceed today? How can you limit your risk going forward?

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Portfolio

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Boost Your Portfolio by Investing in Emerging Markets / Portfolio / Emerging Markets

By: Uncommon_Wisdom

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTony Sagami writes: The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered a 3.5 percent loss last week. One of the main culprits was a report from the Department of Commerce that retail sales dropped by 0.4 percent in April.

That was on the heels of a 1.3 percent drop in March. And back-to-back quarterly declines in the last half of 2008.

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Portfolio

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Portfolio Allocation Technical Analysis Tables Across 52 ETFs / Portfolio / Exchange Traded Funds

By: Richard_Shaw

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleComparing the charts for multiple funds can be challenging.  Visual memory is fleeting, and the sheer information complexity of chart patterns poses the problem of what and how to compare on the charts.

To reduce the extent of those problems, we collect 15 data points from each chart and post them in a table, then color code them red or green to aid in scanning the table.  By that method we can compare dozens of charts in a standardized way that is completely beyond our visual memory capabilities.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Protect Your Stocks Portfolio From the ongoing Asset Value Destruction / Portfolio / Stocks Bear Market

By: Money_and_Markets

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSharon Daniels writes: We are in the midst of an epic financial and economic CRISIS not seen in a generation…

This crisis has ALREADY resulted in an historic loss of wealth — with more than $13 TRILLION of our collective net worth now GONE !

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Portfolio

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Working Capital Model Portfolio Investment Strategy / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Steve_Selengut

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNo investor should ever be surprised by the changes in market value that appear on his or her monthly brokerage account statements. In general, media noise throughout the month should lead to a feel for what has been going on and investors should understand that the market prices of investment securities are constantly changing.

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Portfolio

Friday, January 30, 2009

Income in a Zero Interest Rate World / Portfolio / Investing 2009

By: Andy_Sutton

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne look at the yields on US Treasuries tells a good part of the story. Listening to Fed Chief Ben Bernanke gives us the rest: it is going to be very hard making any kind of money in many traditional fixed income instruments using the conventional method of clipping bond coupons. Certificates of Deposit won't be much better moving forward. It would seem as though we are destined for either zero or near zero short-term interest rates for at least the next year.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

How to Protect Your Portfolio from Maydoff Style Ponzi Fraud Scams / Portfolio / Scams

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: Bernard Madoff, former chairman of the NASDAQ Stock Market Inc. ( NDAQ ), was turned into the authorities by his sons last Thursday after his hedge fund, Bernard L. Madoff Securities LLC , was declared an insolvent “giant Ponzi scheme,” with estimated losses of $50 billion.

Madoff had provided investors with modest, steady returns, claiming to be making money by trading in Standard & Poor's 500 Index options, and closing all positions prior to mandatory reporting dates so that investors had no window into the fund's holdings.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Portfolio Investment Management Strategy- Put More Smart Cash In Your Future / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Steve_Selengut

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe stock market is a dynamic place where investors can consistently make reasonable returns on their capital if they comply with the basic principles of the endeavor and if they don't measure their progress too frequently against irrelevant indices.

The income securities market is most often a less dynamic place where investors can consistently make reasonable returns on their capital if they understand the basic principles of the endeavor and if they focus steadfastly on the income produced by their holdings.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

US Capital Markets Portfolio Composition / Portfolio / Investing

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHow has the US structured itself in terms of equities and debt instruments, and how large is each component?

The financial news streams us a constant supply of fragmentary numbers about this or that troubled asset category or rescue package. Since they are all in hundreds of billions or even a few trillions of Dollars, it's hard to get a handle on the relative significance of the numbers.

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Portfolio

Friday, August 08, 2008

Bond Market Portfolio Building Strategies / Portfolio / US Bonds

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBonds are an important part of many portfolios, particularly for those investors in mid to late states of economic life, or for endowments or pensions.

Bonds are important for capital preservation and portfolio volatility moderation.  In some cases, for experienced traders, they can also be a source of capital gains, but they are normally used for conservative purposes.

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Portfolio

Monday, August 04, 2008

Precious Metals Portfolio Configuration Critical at this Point  / Portfolio / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Captain_Hook

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJust a few quick words this morning accompanied by a smattering of charts to keep you updated at where we are with the present correction in precious metals. In a nutshell, any further weakness in precious metals shares will increase the likelihood of one more Minor Degree wave lower being necessary before the larger correction is compete. As mentioned a week ago, the small speculators (see yellow bars ) have been squeezed out of the crude oil market, which is bearish. And although the Gold / Crude Oil Ratio's turn higher should prove to be a big plus for gold at some point, the initial reaction by orthodox traders will be to think deflation, and sell gold in response.

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Portfolio

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Risk Management and Portfolio Optimization / Portfolio / Risk Analysis

By: Peter_Johansson

Stock analysis based on technical analysis or fundamental analysis is getting a lot of attention and often form the the basis for investment decisions. Many private investors combine perhaps 5-10 assets into a portfolio and let their intuition guide the allocate between the assets. How this allocation could be done in an optimal way, analytically, receives little attention in financial newspapers and marketing from financial institutes although it has a great significance for expected returns and portfolio risk.

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