Monthly Archives: November 2013

An Energy Opportunity With 400% Upside

Resource pressure is a constant.  As we continue to track the nearly delusional energy “debate” in the United States about whether we will continue to burn coal and whether natural gas is a panacea, China continues to struggle with the … Continue reading

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The Fed Has Learned There Is No Smooth Exit

The primary theme driving US stock markets, is that of whether the Fed will taper or not. The mere fact that this is the single most important theme for the markets goes a long way towards explaining how busted our … Continue reading

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Are We Heading For a China Spring?

The following is an excerpt from a recent issue of Private Wealth Advisory… To find out more about Private Wealth Advisory and how it can help you beat the market, Click Here Now!!! China’s government continues to walk a very … Continue reading

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When the US Wobbles On Iran, These Companies Suffer

The Times of Israel recently reported that Saudi Arabia and Israel are coordinating attack planning against Iran should the West (meaning the U.S.) back down and allow for unacceptable development of Iranian nuclear capability.  This situation will have major implications … Continue reading

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The QE Experiment is Failing… Will Stocks Crash?

We’ve long maintained that Japan is ground zero for the “QE works vs QE doesn’t work” debate. The Fed’s economic models, and 99% of the economic models employed by Central Banks in general, believe that monetary easing can bring about … Continue reading

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The China Crisis You Haven’t Heard About

There are two “clear cut” roads to long-term economic disaster. 1)   Spending too much relative to GDP (see European social welfare states). 2)   Reproducing too little. Today we’re focusing on #2. Analyzing demographics can lay the groundwork for future investment … Continue reading

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The Single Biggest Reason Most Investors LOSE Money

It’s almost never openly admitted in public, but the reality is that few if any investors actually beat the market in the long-term. The reason for this is that most of the investment strategies employed by investors (professional or amateur) … Continue reading

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The Fed Has Juiced the System in 55.5 of the Last 60 Months

The markets have been extremely quiet the last few days. With the exception of the hard selling that occurred on Thursday it’s been a snooze fest. The reason for this is that no one wants to commit heavily to a … Continue reading

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How We’re Finding Value In the Markets Today

The following is an excerpt from our most recent Cigar Butts & Moats newsletter. One of the primary themes of our articles over the last few months has been the potential of a major market top forming. We now have … Continue reading

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The Definitive Proof That QE is Not Effective At Creating Jobs

For over four years now, the mainstream media continues to parrot the Federal Reserve’s assertion that QE is in fact a monetary tool that will create jobs. This assertion overlooks Japan, where QE efforts equal to over 25% of GDP … Continue reading

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What Japan’s Game Plan Means For Investors Going Forward

Editor’s Note: Tom Langdon (a pseudonym) is a former intelligence officer and Wall Street trader with over 25 years of experience advising institutional clients, government officials and business executives. Previously selected by the Wall Street Journal for its “Best of … Continue reading

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How to Stockpick in an Overvalued Market

The market is overpriced, to be sure. I’m gauging this on the single most important valuation metric in finance: the cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio or CAPE ratio. Generally speaking, most investors price a company based on its current Price to … Continue reading

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The Three Trends Investors Need to Be Aware Of

Here’s the news worth knowing about today: 1)   Europe is not fixed. The EU just announced record high unemployment with unemployment numbers rising nearly one million thus far in 2013.Greece, which was hoping to increase taxes or grow its way … Continue reading

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