Exporters’ Spins Cover Company Sins

You didn’t read it here first. The companies that now look the most attractive are those that can take advantage of the falling dollar. And they’re the big exporters. Their products are selling for less and less in overseas markets. And the cheaper they...

The Upside to Inflation

Inflation Investing Can you make money from inflation? Sure you can. Just figure out where the inflation is coming from. The culprits? Oil and commodities – including those “soft” agricultural ones, like corn, wheat, and coffee (all at all-time...

Making Your Own Headlines

I can see it now. The first good week the market has, there will be a slew of headlines using the same words but making very different points. Version one: “The Market Is Turning Around!” Version two: “Is the Market Turning Around?” Which one...

Too Cautious Can Be as Bad as Too Reckless

Dollar-cost-averaging sounds like a great way to buy stock. It’s an idea that the professional investment community loves to push, because it’s affordable and convenient for the individual investor. All you have to do is tuck a little money into the stock...

The Rats of Wall Street

Investing in an economic recession: The worst thing you can do in a recession? No, it’s not doing nothing. It’s selling at the wrong time. Still, when a vessel is sinking, even the rats know it’s time to jump ship, right? Example #1: Selling your...