Personal Finance

Analyzing a Stock vs. Analyzing a Company

I have mentioned in previous articles that, in addition to the writing I do for Bull Market Rodeo, that I also write articles for Seeking Alpha. Most of the articles I write for Seeking Alpha are earnings previews—breaking down the whole picture of the stock ahead of the earnings report. When I say whole picture, I am talking about the ...

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Senior Citizens more exposed to fraud than ever

Those that prey on the seniors in our society are using technology to allow them to access just about every faction of one’s life. This takes a special kind of hubris to commit fraud to those of the greatest generation and others. Now the U.S. government is getting into the act. Attorney General William Barr announced on Thursday that the ...

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Warren Buffett just made your Business Insurance Simple

The oracle of Omaha has done it again. The man who could have anything prefers a cherry coke and his house of 50 years in Omaha, NE. His investment philosophy is one that he must understand what a business does, hence his investments in Gillette, the Washington Post, Coca-Cola et al. Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway firm know insurance, ...

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Personal Debt Info Shows Troubling Trends

Earlier this week the Federal Reserve Bank of New York issued a report about personal debt and there were several trends that are concerning. First and foremost, household debt rose to a record level in the fourth quarter of 2018. The total household debt came in at $13.5 trillion—yes that is trillion with a “T.” The fact that it hit ...

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President Trump Critical of Fed Rate Hikes

Harsh rhetoric from President Donald Trump to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell regarding interest rates and the state of the economy. The banter between the two has been rather one-sided, with the President hitting Twitter, and Powell staying relatively under the radar with comment. The Fed will be sticking to its plans to continue gradual rate hikes, according to the ...

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Student Loan Debt may take a turn for the Worse

Who would have thought the day would come when a young man or woman would have more educational debt than mortgage debt in their home. For most Americans, the mortgage is still the main debt load, but in Pittsburgh, for instance, 12.6 percent of borrowers owe more for their educations than they do for their homes, according to Magnify Money. ...

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You should be Thankful for the One Percenters

The Supreme Court hearings and the mid-term elections seem to have redirected the hate away from the one percenters for the moment. The alpha to the omega to the deplorables, the rich are just as despised by the liberal left. Except those who are themselves one percenters, of course. The numbers put out by the Congressional Budget Office might have ...

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A Common Sense, Unemotional Approach to Asset Allocation that Can Help Protect Your Portfolio

In the movie Wall Street, the iconic character of Gordo Gekko told a young Bud Fox, “Don’t get emotional about stocks.” While the movie is fictional and Gekko was using inside information, there is tremendous value in the advice he gave. Don’t get emotional about stocks. After the huge selloff on Wednesday, many investors are probably feeling rather emotional about ...

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