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Investor Alert: Correction, Here We Come Investor Alert: Correction, Here We Come

The following is an excerpt from Yuval Rosenberg | February 4, 2014 | Thefiscaltimes.com | It sure has been a nice ride. The U.S. stock market has not suffered a correction, or a pullback of more than 10 percent, in the 855 calendar days, and counting, since October 3, 2011. That ... Read More

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Dow Industrials Tumble 300 Points as Investors Rethink Their Assumptions Dow Industrials Tumble 300 Points as Investors Rethink Their Assumptions

The following is an excerpt from Ben Levisohn | February 3, 2014 | Barrons.com | If January’s selloff was all about the emerging markets, February’s is all about the U.S, as fears of a weaker economy have helped drag down 3M (MMM), United Technologies (UTX), General Electric (GE), Whirlpool (WHR) and ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — Easy Pickins For 2014 Are Now Available Options Writer Series — Easy Pickins For 2014 Are Now Available

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011-2013 December 15, 2013   There was no article last week because Judy and I were on a Celebrity cruise in the Eastern Caribbean. There is no point in making money if you do not spend some of your gains. And now, here are some ... Read More

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Why 3 Financial Stocks Are Pulling the Dow Jones Industrials Down Why 3 Financial Stocks Are Pulling the Dow Jones Industrials Down

The following is an excerpt from Dan Caplinger | October 31, 2013 | Yahoo.com | Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over daily movements, we do like to keep an eye on market changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis. The Dow Jones Industrial ... Read More

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At the Close: Markets Finish Where They Started, Air Products Falls At the Close: Markets Finish Where They Started, Air Products Falls

The following is an excerpt from Ben Levisohn | August 12, 2013 | Barrons.com | Like a hamster in a cage, the major U.S. averages spun their wheels today and went nowhere. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) lost 0.04%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 (SPX) fell 0.1%. The Nasdaq Composite ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — IBM –Big Blue Shines. No Wonder Warren Buffett Bought A Position Options Writer Series — IBM –Big Blue Shines. No Wonder Warren Buffett Bought A Position

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011-2013 June 11, 2013   No, this stock is not listed in the S&P Aristocrat list. Why? Well because the company has not raised its dividend every year for the last 25 years.  That said, it is a leader in its field. International Business Machines ... Read More

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Dow Ends at Record as Central Banks Reassure Wall Street Dow Ends at Record as Central Banks Reassure Wall Street

The following is an excerpt from Chuck Mikolajczak | May 28, 2013 | Reuters.com | (Reuters) - Stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow closing at yet another record high, in the wake of Wall Street's first three-day losing streak of the year, after central banks reassured investors that they will ... Read More

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Managing Expectations Managing Expectations

The following is an excerpt from KOPIN TAN | March 30, 2013 | Barrons.com | With stocks at record highs and investors unconvinced that the milestone is deserved, the throngs looking to "sell in May and go away" seemed raring to go…in April. That impulse is particularly strong this spring. In each ... Read More

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Dow Soars to Five-Year High Dow Soars to Five-Year High

The following is an excerpt from JONATHAN CHENG | February 27, 2013 | WSJ.com | to a five-year high, putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the cusp of its record close, as a solid Italian bond auction and central-bank reassurances offset worries about Europe's debt crisis. The blue-chip index jumped 175 ... Read More

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Banks Lead Stocks Higher Banks Lead Stocks Higher

The following is an excerpt from MATT JARZEMSKY | June 22, 2012 | Smartmoney.com | Stocks bounced from Thursday's steep decline, led by financial shares, after Moody's Investors Service completed its long-anticipated downgrade of more than a dozen global banks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 67 points, or 0.5%, to 12640, ... Read More

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