Sunday , 10 December 2017


Strategies

Grantham: No Market Bubble for a While – But It’s Coming!

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I would think that we are probably in the slow build-up to something interesting – a badly overpriced market and bubble conditions. My personal guess is that the U.S. market, especially the non-blue chips, will work its way higher, perhaps by 20% to 30% in the next year or, more likely, two years, with the rest of the world including emerging market equities covering even more ground in at least a partial catch-up.

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26 Quotable Quips on Investing by Warren Buffett

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"It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price", "We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful" and 24 other unforgettable and highly quotable quips on investing by Warren Buffett over the years.

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Leveraged ETFs Are Hardwired for Losses – Here’s Why

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The most dangerous, wealth-destroying investment in the world is leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs). On the surface, these ETFs promise to double or triple the movements of the underlying markets they track...but they'll do anything but. You see, double- and triple-leveraged ETFs (whether long or short) pack a nasty surprise. It's almost unbelievable, actually, and particularly in this volatile market, theses ETFs are hardwired for losses. Here's what I mean.

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5 Ways to Protect and Grow Your Portfolio During the Current Sell-off

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As investors we crave a specific plan of attack for every conceivable market scenario so here are five alternative courses of action (other than cash) to consider in the current market. (Yes, it’s possible to put the market volatility to work for us.) So writes Louis Basenese (www.wallstreetdaily.com) in edited excerpts from his original article* entitled The Five Smartest Responses to the Stock Market …

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Country Risk Ratings Ranked 1 – 47

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Precious metal miners operate in a large variety of countries and our interest in these mining companies on the one hand and country risk exposure on the other led us to compile a comprehensive list of jurisdictions of concern to precious metal investors....[numbering 47 in total. All 47 countries are ranked below].

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Bitcoin vs. the U.S. Dollar – No Contest – Ever!

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Ever since the Federal Reserve embarked on its easy money campaign, everyone and their mother has been on a crusade for an alternative reserve currency. [The euro and China's yuan have been talked about - and dismissed - as realistic contenders and]...during the world's desperate search, the Federal Reserve has just continued printing more money. That has only intensified the desire for an alternative. Enter Bitcoin. Ultimately, however, it is all about greed - not a genuine interest in a fundamentally stronger alternative to the status quo - that's driving Bitcoin prices so forget Bitcoin being a contender as an alternative currency. At best, it's a speculative investment, and a very speculative one at that.

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