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Rising Oil Prices Fuel Ascent of Midstream Energy Provider

Anyone buying gasoline likely has noticed that energy prices are climbing and that reality has helped to fuel record financial results and a recent rise in the unit price of midstream energy producer Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EPD), of Houston. The natural gas and crude …

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Stocks Putting up Good Fight against Stiff Headwinds

While stocks have made a nice comeback from a crucial technical test of the 200-day moving average, there are some clouds forming on the horizon that I see as potential obstacles to clear for the market to rally above the prior highs. A lot of …

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Beating the Market: Surprise, Surprise, the Monkeys Win!

“A blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper’s financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as one carefully selected by experts.” –Burt Malkiel, “A Random Walk Down Wall Street” On the first day of my “Financial Economics” class at Chapman …

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The Irish Aren’t Red-Headed Mexicans

In an interview with NPR last Friday, Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly described the illegal aliens pouring across our border in the most gentle manner imaginable. He said that illegal aliens aren’t “bad people,” but also “not people that would easily assimilate into the …

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This Diversified Fund Focuses on Dividends

The Fidelity Dividend ETF for Rising Rates (FDRR) tracks an index that reflects the performance of stocks of large and mid-capitalization dividend-paying companies that are expected to grow their payouts and have a positive correlation of returns to increasing 10-year U.S. Treasury yields. Although an increase in …

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How a Pre-Socratic Philosopher Got Rich Buying Options

When you think of the world’s greatest investors, you probably don’t think all the way back 2,500 years ago to Ancient Greece. But you should — and the name that you should think about is Thales of Miletus. Thales was a brilliant man, and one of …

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The Swiss Franc Offers a Refuge in Times of Conflict

The Swiss franc is the national currency of scenic Switzerland, a country that is known for its neutrality in international conflict, for its clockwork-like efficiency and for its reputation as a safe haven for protecting assets. Investors who are extremely wary about the volatility of …

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Bullish Week for Stocks Faces Unresolved Market Risks

It has been a good week for stocks and an even better week for investors to harvest profits following a six-day rally that saw the market hold a key technical level, invite fresh buying and spark the shorts to cover. All in all, the bullish …

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Buffett’s Buffet: My Report on the Woodstock for Investors

“Good investment ideas are rare, valuable and subject to appropriation just as good product or acquisition ideas are.” — Warren Buffett The bull market is back! Wall Street has rallied sharply after the government reported a better-than-expected jobs report last Friday without generating more inflation. The unemployment …

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Old Muhammad Had A Farm, Jihad, Jihad, Jihad…Oh!

Contrary to the lyin’ media’s lie that Trump is the liar, he isn’t. At least not all the time. But this week, he got off a true whopper. Trump’s claim that he was pulling out of the Iran deal in order “to protect America’s national …

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