Archive for December, 2009

It’s Time To Be a Contrarian Investor

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
It’s Time To Be a Contrarian Investor

As I mentioned on Monday, I believe we are at an important turning point. Not all the data is in, but we don’t need it. Applying what we do know, the economic trend looks to be changing. But, if we wait for “the dust to settle,” prices will have adjusted and we will miss... »

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Bernanke – Repeating Previous Federal Reserve Mistake?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Bernanke – Repeating Previous Federal Reserve Mistake?

Last week, Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, testified before congress. The purpose was to report on Fed activities, indicate future plans and provide rationale for his being confirmed for a new term. There is one statement he made that I would like to highlight because it was a policy that exacerbated our... »

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New Dawn Is Breaking – Be Ready

Monday, December 7th, 2009
New Dawn Is Breaking – Be Ready

Typically I write about one subject to give you an insight into a timely topic, key information that is being overlooked or an objective evaluation of a subject producing misleading emotions. Today, though, it’s time to rise above the details and look at the big picture because a major shift is in the works.... »

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Message from Companies: Growth with Inflation Is Coming

Friday, December 4th, 2009
Message from Companies: Growth with Inflation Is Coming

Leading companies necessarily need to look out many years into the future. Planning and implementing research & development projects, capital investments and corporate strategies cannot be done quickly. So, when a new trend begins, we need to take notice. A broad-based corporate activity now is vertical integration – the expansion of firms down (e.g.,... »

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Dividends – Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
Dividends – Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too

Last month I wrote about common stock dividends being a way to increase yield in “Another Way To Harvest Yields: Common Stock Dividends.” Today I would like to add dividends into the recent growth discussions. They provide two benefits to common stock investors: income independent from a company’s stock price growth and the potential... »

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Friday’s Unemployment Number Approaches – Time To Regain Perspective

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Friday’s Unemployment Number Approaches – Time To Regain Perspective

Here it comes: the unemployment number. Last reported at 10.2%, The Wall Street Journal says we must “brace” for the coming Friday morning report. So, let’s prepare by looking at the leading indicators of employment to get a proper perspective… »

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Future Growth – Producer of Stock Market Returns

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
Future Growth – Producer of Stock Market Returns

Yesterday we looked at recent improvements in 2010 earnings projections for the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s (DJIA’s) 30 companies. Today, we will examine long-term growth forecasts along with the pricing for each stock. »

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