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Analysis Topic: Market Oracle's Stocks Portfolio

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Portfolio

Friday, November 11, 2011

Investors How Much Cash Should You Hold? / Portfolio / Investing 2011

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: As you might imagine, I receive a lot of questions from readers around the world and right now the question I'm being asked most frequently is, "How much cash should I be holding?"

There's no right answer, but given the extraordinary times we're living in, I think the more interesting thing to consider is "what to do with it?"

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Portfolio

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Investor Moves to Make Before Debt Ceiling Debacles Disfigures Your Portfolio / Portfolio / US Debt

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: One night at dinner a few years back, my Dad, Greg Fitz-Gerald, explained exactly why the "tax-takers" in Washington think that recoveries, bailouts, negotiations and stimulus packages are a good idea - while the taxpayers believe just the opposite.

"When you rob Peter to pay Paul, Paul generally thinks this is a good idea," he said.

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Portfolio

Thursday, May 19, 2011

How to Build a "Stockless" Investment Portfolio / Portfolio / Investing 2011

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: I've lectured on investment strategies the world over, but I recently got one of the most intriguing questions I've been asked in a long time at the Global Currency Expo in San Diego, California.

An attendee asked me: "Is it possible to achieve decent performance if I don't want to include stocks?"

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Portfolio

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bullish, But Nervous? Here's how to protect your Stock Profits - and make more... / Portfolio / Options & Warrants

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBy Larry D. Spears writes: Since bottoming out in early July, the stock market has turned in a brilliant performance, giving many investors Christmas stockings bulging with profits. However, it also has left a lot of investors nervous - though not the ones that know how to use options.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Time to Fine Tune Your Investment Portfolio / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Nilus_Mattive

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn my last couple of columns, I told you about two different portfolios that I’ve been running, both of which contain dividend stocks and have been performing very strongly.

That prompted some of you to write in asking what differentiates these two portfolios. It’s a great question and it raises the bigger issue of how you can tweak your own portfolio to better suit your goals and individual tolerance for risk.

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Portfolio

Sunday, October 31, 2010

This Simple Step Could Save Your Investment Portfolio / Portfolio / Risk Analysis

By: Jared_Levy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJust about every stockbroker, financial advisor or money manager worth their weight in salt knows that diversification is a major way to us to manage investment risk.

But here's what most -- professionals and retail investors alike fail to remember: Diversification doesn't just mean choosing to invest in different companies that do different things and that's it. Creating real diversity and ultimately protecting your investment portfolio involves a little more work, which amazingly, most professionals still get wrong.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Investor Portfolio Diversification is Dead / Portfolio / Investing 2010

By: INO

Shocking new market research indicates

DIVERSIFICATION DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE.

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Portfolio

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Value Investors View of Portfolio Risk vs. Diversification / Portfolio / Risk Analysis

By: Hans_Wagner

Diversification is the one of the ways to reduce risk, or so we learned. While a properly diversified portfolio might reduce your risk of loss, it also lowers the chance you have to achieve market-beating returns.

If you are a value investor, you find that your approach already reduces your risk of loss without having to resort to various diversification schemes.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ramp Up Your Stocks Portfolio’s Growth with Dividend Reinvestment Plans / Portfolio / Dividends

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLarry D. Spears writes: With interest rates near all-time lows and equity markets in flux for much of the past decade, dividends have become an increasingly attractive feature for stock investors. But, while it's always nice to receive those quarterly checks, dividends do little to help you grow your wealth if all you do is spend the money as it comes in.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

How to 'Stress Test' Your Investment Portfolio / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJack Barnes writes: Back when I was a portfolio manager, I was always looking at ways to "stress test" my portfolio. In other words, I was on the constant lookout for ways to hedge my holdings, guard against risk, and to anticipate anything the market could throw at the stocks, bonds, options and other investments contained in my portfolio.

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Portfolio

Monday, June 14, 2010

Managed Closed End Funds --- Solid Income Investments in Liquid Form / Portfolio / Investment Funds

By: Steve_Selengut

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA Closed End Fund (CEF) is a publicly traded investment company that invests in a variety of securities such as stocks, bonds, preferred stocks, real estate, mortgages, oil and gas royalties, etc. The variety of sectors, classifications, and geographical representation is every bit as confusing as it is with traditional funds, but the advantages are easy to understand.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stocks Portfolio Relative Returns vs. Absolute Returns / Portfolio / Investing 2010

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMonty Agarwal writes: The term “relative returns” refers to returns as compared to a benchmark index. Most money managers, such as mutual funds, will aim to produce returns that beat a benchmark, e.g. the S&P 500 or the Nasdaq 100.

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Portfolio

Friday, January 08, 2010

Investors Search for Income, Preferred Stocks Secret / Portfolio / Dividends

By: Andy_Sutton

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne thing that is unlikely to change as we begin a new year and decade is the fact that savers continue to sit in the corner wearing the proverbial dunce cap. They’re an often unmentioned casualty in a world of bailouts, big government spending, and general financial irresponsibility.  In a normal, healthy economy, savers would be the focus of attention. In our deviant economy, however, where more people are employed by government than goods-producing industries, savers are disregarded. Harsh words? Absolutely. Certainly no one in charge has actually come out and said it, but as the old adage goes, actions speak much louder than words.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Stock Market Portfolio Risk Management / Portfolio / Investing 2010

By: Hans_Wagner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the most basic tenets of portfolio risk management is, do not lose money. Understanding the risk, you are assuming and how you intend to mitigate this risk is what separates successful investors from those that never make any money.

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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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