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Why I’m Still 100% Invested in the Most Disrespected Bull Market in History

“A bull market is one that can shake off even bad news.” — Don Gimpel In addition to the old saying on Wall Street above, there‘s another one that says: “bull markets climb a wall of worry.” (All of these are found in my book …

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Does Solar Energy have a Bright Future?

There has been a growing trend in recent years to move away from traditional energy sources, such as coal and petroleum, and toward new “clean” sources, including solar power. The use of solar energy has been growing fast but the stocks of many such companies …

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When Liberals Club People, It’s With Love In Their Hearts

Apparently, as long as violent leftists label their victims “fascists,” they are free to set fires, smash windows and beat civilians bloody. No police officer will stop them. They have carte blanche to physically assault anyone they disapprove of, including Charles Murray, Heather Mac Donald, …

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Talk Doesn’t Cook Rice, But It Might Cook Markets

There’s a well-known Chinese proverb that says, “Talk doesn’t cook rice.” The warning here is a reminder that simply thinking about, planning and especially just talking about something won’t get what you want done. To really get something done, you must take action. While I …

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Investing in Large-Cap and Value Stocks in a Growth Environment

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) such as the Vanguard Value ETF (VTV), allow investors to access multiple stocks deemed to be “undervalued” by the market while requiring minimal personal research. Buying undervalued investments is called “value investing,” a time-honored strategy that has been employed by conservative investors …

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My #1 Bet in Global Stock Markets

You may have heard about the recovering economies of the United States and Europe, each expanding at a roughly 2% rate of economic growth. But chances are you have not heard much about the world’s third-largest economy, Japan. As it turns out, Japanese economy is …

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Safe-Haven Investing is Back in Fashion

The winds of change affect investors at various times of the year and late summer historically is one of those times. Not only is the August-September time frame a period of reduced volume trading that coincides with the end of the second-quarter reporting season, it …

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Exposing the Bankruptcy of Both the Left and the Right

“He who controls the labels, wins!” — Larry Abraham “There is no left or right, only up or down.” — Ronald Reagan (1964) As mentioned in my Skousen CAFÉ article this week, a recent debate about whether to give taxpayer-funded universal income to all Americans …

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Guess Who’s Supporting a Guaranteed Income for All Americans

IQ-Squared sponsored a debate last Sunday on a “universal basic income” proposal — the idea of giving every American adult $1,000 a month and instantly ending poverty. You can watch the debate here: http://www.intelligencesquaredus.org. The four debaters were: –Charles Murray (AEI scholar and a “libertarian”) …

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Trump Got Your Tongue, Media?

The current issue of Newsweek (yes, it’s still in business!) has a picture of President Trump sitting in a recliner, with snacks and an iPad in his lap, pointing his TV remote at the viewer, blazoned with the headline, “Lazy Boy.” Liberals only wish. Last …

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