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Category: Investing 2012

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Companies

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The Best and Worst Stocks of 2012 / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Ben Gersten writes: As we prepare to invest in the New Year, we can learn from the five best and worst performing stocks of 2012 in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

While any investor would have loved to know this list a year ago, it's a good guide for 2013. Several of the factors that drove these share prices up and down in 2012 haven't changed.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Why Passive Management better than Active Management in Stock Market Investing? / InvestorEducation / Investing 2012

By: Sam_Chee_Kong

What offers the challenges of a chess game, thrill of a poker game yet it is so difficult to make money and only a handful of professionals managed to do well? It looks deceptively simple, offers the glitz of a movie star and everyone claims to be an expert in it and yet most of them lost money. The answer is the financial market which is fascinating, thrilling, and entertaining and opens 24 hours a day and seven days a week. As long as you are hook onto the internet you are able to play it in the comfort of your own home or where ever you are even in remote South Pacific or in an isolated beach in South America. It is the dream of every investor to become wealthy but how? Are there any shortcuts? Traditionally there are three ways for us to accumulate wealth namely, 1) through inheritance, 2) through the selling of one’s labour or 3) by using one’s savings to generate more wealth through investment.

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Companies

Monday, December 17, 2012

Urgent Fiscal Cliff Investor Actions to Take Now / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

William Patalon III writes:The prospects of a "Fiscal Cliff" impasse are causing more nightmares in middle class America than Freddy Krueger did on Elm Street.

But Permanent Wealth Investor Editor Martin Hutchinson has a surprisingly contrarian take on the escalating tempest.
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Politics

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mish Mike Shedlock Exposed, the Deflation Great Pumpkin / Politics / Investing 2012

By: Peter_Schiff

In January 2009, just as the "Peter Schiff was Right" YouTube video that catalogued my previously derided predictions about a coming financial collapse was racking up views and attracting mainstream attention, a blogger and investment advisor named Mike Shedlock (aka "Mish") saw an opportunity to make an unethical grab at my current and prospective clients by breaking the nascent wave.

Shedlock put together a misleading marketing piece entitled "Peter Schiff was Wrong" which compared my recent investment performance with that of his little known firm, Sitka Pacific Investment Advisors. The piece, that circulated widely in the press and on the Internet, focused on how the foreign stocks and currencies I favored had fallen sharply in 2008 while the Sitka Pacific strategy prevented huge losses during the crash. By ignoring long-term data in favor of highly selective short-term performance, the piece tempted people to bail on positions that were poised to make sharp upward moves and lured them into a strategy that has been a long-term disaster for investors.

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Companies

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What Stocks Albert Einstein Would Invest in Today / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Investment_U

Alexander Green writes: Albert Einstein wasn’t famous as an investor. He was a genius who revolutionized theoretical physics. But if he were alive today, it’s pretty clear what he would be doing with his money. And you should be doing it, too.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Investment Opportunities / Stock-Markets / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Keith Fitz-Gerald writes: Many investors believe that a fiscal cliff "dive" is inevitable.

Even with the prospect of a deal lifting the markets yesterday, I can't say I disagree.

The blame game has already started and it's highly unlikely that we'll see anything other than more foolishness out of Washington. And so far all they have done is kick the can down the road to date.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Japan on a World Wide Asset Buying Spree / Stock-Markets / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: They're baaaaack. While the Chinese are busy grabbing all of the headlines, it's really the Japanese who are making the biggest moves.

So far this year, they've very quietly spent $101 billion on overseas acquisitions in a global buying spree that now dwarfs the one undertaken in the late 1980s and early 1990s according to Edward Jones of Dealogic.

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Companies

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Ruinous Truth About Stock Buybacks / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: Every time I hear a Wall Street analyst extolling the virtues of stock buybacks I just want to scream.

"Don't fall for the flim-flam," I think to myself, "demand the cash instead!"

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Companies

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

These Stocks Are Still on a Hot Streak / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Ben Gersten writes: The major headlines in the stock market today include Europe putting a stop to the QE3 rally, another negative manufacturing report and a couple of stocks continuing to soar.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Investing Secrets You Need to Know to Keep Wall Street From Stealing Your Future / Stock-Markets / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWilliam Patalon III writes: One of the great things about vacation - in addition to all the time I get to spend with my wife and five-year-old son - is that I actually get to peruse the books and watch the movies that I spent the other 51 weeks of the year setting aside.

Don't misunderstand: I don't spend the week away from the office holed up and away from my family. Quite the opposite.

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Companies

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Stocks At All-Time Highs... and It's Time to Buy / Companies / Investing 2012

By: DailyWealth

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDr. Steve Sjuggerud writes: "But Steve... Coke and Wal-Mart are at 12-month highs... I don't want to buy them at new highs!"

Why not?

What is your evidence that says they'll go down once they hit new highs? History actually says the opposite...

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Facebook, Groupon, Gold - Challenging the Paradigms of Investing / Stock-Markets / Investing 2012

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt was an exciting and educational week. I was in Vancouver at the Agora Financial Investment Symposium speaking to hundreds of investors who are eager to learn how to grow and protect their wealth. This year’s theme, “Innovate or Die,” fit well with my presentation, as the conference challenged attendees to adapt their investment strategies just as empires and enterprises adjust to changing circumstances.

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Companies

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Four Debt Free Companies to Own Even if Markets Crash / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: Many investors remain on the sidelines under the impression that every company has been stopped in its tracks by the financial crisis. Somehow they've convinced themselves there's nothing worth owning.

The problem is it's just not true. Companies that carry little or no debt are kicking butt and will continue to do so even if the markets stumble.

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Companies

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Four Recession-Proof Stocks Investing for 2012 and Beyond / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: Despite the efforts of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his cohorts, it looks like gridlock in Congress will push us into a recession in 2013, if not sooner.

In case you haven't been paying attention, "Taxmageddon," and election-year politics have driven the economy to the edge of a "fiscal cliff." This means the start of next year, unless drastic measures are taken in Washington, is looking precarious for investors.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Beat Ben Bernanke's Zero Rates with These Juicy Double-Digit Yields / Portfolio / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: With the economy beginning to stall, Ben Bernanke's war on the nation's savers rolls on.

From his promise to keep the Fed funds rate near zero through late 2014 to his efforts to push ten-year note yields even lower, the Fed Chairman is a saver's worst nightmare.

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Companies

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Five Ways Investors Not to Get "Facebooked" / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: On the heels of the Facebook IPO fiasco, many investors are wondering how they can find the next best thing and avoid getting "facebooked" in the process.

Tall order? Not really.

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Companies

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

IBM Proving That Value Investing Is Not A Form Of Market Timing / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Charles_Carnevale

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThroughout my career, I have often come across those who believe that value investing is a form of market timing. This misconception seems to be based on the notion that since a value investor determines the price above which they are not willing to pay for a stock, that they are in effect timing the market. The fallacy in this logic is that value investors are not concerned with price, they are concerned with valuation. Therefore, I offer this article as an attempt to clarify the differences between timing the market versus behaving as a value investor.

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Politics

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Stick to Value Investing, Charlie Munger / Politics / Investing 2012

By: Jeff_Berwick

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhile I am on strict orders from the doctor to never watch CNBC, for my mental health, I was forwarded a video of Charlie Munger on CNBC today where he stated, "gold is a great thing to sew onto your garments if you're a Jewish family in Vienna in 1939 but civilized people don't buy gold - they invest in productive businesses."

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Investors How to Speculate Your Way to Success / Stock-Markets / Investing 2012

By: Casey_Research

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSo far, 2012 has been a banner year for the stock market, which recently closed the books on its best first quarter in 14 years. But Casey Research Chairman Doug Casey insists that time is running out on the ticking time bombs. Next week when Casey Research's spring summit gets underway, Casey will open the first general session addressing the question of whether the inevitable is now imminent. In another exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Casey tells us that he foresees extreme volatility "as the titanic forces of inflation and deflation fight with each other" and a forced shift to speculation to either protect or build wealth.

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Companies

Friday, April 20, 2012

Four Defensive Stocks for a Market Pullback: MCD, MO, CAG, JNJ / Companies / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLarry D. Spears writes: If you looked at just the first-quarter results you could be forgiven for thinking that everything in the stock market is rosy.

The Dow Jones Industrials and the S&P 500 turned in their best performances since 1998, rising 8.14% and 12.0%, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq was even stronger, riding a tech-stock rally to a gain of nearly 19% - its best yearly start since 1991.

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