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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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Portfolio

Monday, June 23, 2008

Quarterly Window Dressing- A Recurrent Wall Street Scam / Portfolio / Market Manipulation

By: Steve_Selengut

"The time has come the walrus said, to talk of many things": Of corrections--portfolios--- and window dressing--- of market cycles--- wizards--- and reality.

Quarterly portfolio window dressing is one of many immortal Jaberwock-like creatures that roam the granite canyons of the Manhattan triangle, sending inappropriate signals to unwary investors and media spokespersons.  Many of you, like the unsuspecting young oysters in the Lewis Carroll classic, are responding to the daily news nonsense with fear instead of embracing the new opportunities that are surely right there, cloaked, just beyond your short-term vision field.

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Portfolio

Monday, June 23, 2008

Global Stock Markets Portfolio Weighting Allocation / Portfolio / Global Stock Markets

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen you establish the equities allocation within your portfolio, your macro-level decision may begin with an allocation between US stocks, non-US developed market stocks, and emerging market stocks (and a for some investors, frontier market stocks).

Canada:

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Portfolio

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

How to Protect Your Portfolio from the US Fed Rear View Mirror Actions / Portfolio / Global Stock Markets

By: Keith_Fitz-Gerald

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere's one thing you can almost always count on with the government: Coming late to the party.

The release of the U.S. Federal Reserve's minutes from the April 29 and 30 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) included several “pronouncements,” none of which you're hearing from the mainstream press and all of which we here at Money Morning told you were coming months ago.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Holy Grail Investment Cocktail / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Steve_Selengut

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSo what do your Investment Manager and your neighborhood bartender have in common, other than the probability that you spend more time with the latter during market corrections? Antoine Tedesco, in his "The History of Cocktails" article, lists three things that mixologists consider important to remember and to understand when making a cocktail:

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Portfolio

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Portfolio Allocation to Precious Metals- How to Invest $100,000 / Portfolio / Resources Investing

By: Dudley_Baker

For the last two days, I attended and participated in the Hard Assets Investment Conference in New York City which was well attended with many great speakers and companies. I always encourage investors to attend these conferences to get a real ‘hands on feel', after all, it is your money. Meet the management, ask questions and visit newsletter writers. I would have to say, the consensus was that investors should not expect gold and silver prices to rise for perhaps the next several months and that the markets are still very vulnerable to a decline in gold into the upper 700's. That said, prices are consolidating within the long-term bull market and investors need to exercise patience and continue to seek out excellent companies and deploy their investment dollars as opportunities present themselves.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Three Strategies to Protect Your Investment Portfolio From Falling Corporate Profits / Portfolio / Corporate Earnings

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTony Sagami writes: If 2008 has been tough on your portfolio, there is no shortage of blame to go around: $90 oil, the subprime mortgage crisis, the collapsing dollar, and falling real estate prices.

But in my opinion, the underlying cause of U.S. stock market woes is much simpler: Rapidly disappearing corporate profits.

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