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The Language Perfectionist: What Hath Wrought Wreaked?

By Don Hauptman | 01/28/2011

I found the following three sentences via online search. Can you spot anything wrong with them? “The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has wrought havoc on sea and on land.” “China’s exports began to fall in November as the global recession wrought havoc on the textile, toy,…

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Oil and Gas Profit Play

By Christian Hill | 01/28/2011

Yesterday, I told you that there is a class of investments that can produce gains that far exceed their risk level. I gave, as an example, Chevron and Exxon, which returned, respectively, an annual average of 19.9% and 10% over the last decade. Then I told you about another type…

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“Mastermind” Style Conference

By Jason Holland | 01/28/2011

The first time we mentioned the “mastermind” style conference we are planning for 2011 was back in November, at our Info-Marketing Bootcamp.

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Is The Modern Portfolio Theory Wrong?

By Christian Hill | 01/27/2011

Is it possible to make low-risk investments in the stock market and still earn high returns? The Modern Portfolio Theory says no. The theory states that the lower the risk of an investment, the lower the expected return. But that might not always be the case. There is a class…

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Looking at the Markets? Look Up!

By Christian Hill | 01/26/2011

2011 looks like it will be a great year in the markets. While we are still very early in the first quarter, the S&P is already up 2.9%. And this is just after the fourth quarter of 2010, when the S&P rose 10.2%. If history repeats itself, the stock market…

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No exaggeration

By Jason Holland | 01/25/2011

With the Internet, first-time entrepreneurs can easily get in on the lucrative import-export industry. And that’s no exaggeration. The days of traveling to China to find a manufacturer are over. And you don’t have to order a shipping container full of goods to sell back in the U.S. Valerie Johnson…

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An Ideal Business for First-Time Entrepreneurs

By Jason Holland | 01/24/2011

There is a website that is used by 8 million qualified and screened members from almost every country on the planet. They aren’t just browsing. They are entrepreneurs. And they consider the site to be an indispensable business tool. It’s a clearinghouse and meeting point for the import-export industry. And…

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Feeling Wealthy — Easier Than It Sounds

By Mark Morgan Ford | 01/22/2011

One of the tasks that is always on my to-do list: “Come up with some original new essay ideas for ETR.”

Not an easy job.

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The Language Perfectionist: A Bad Spell

By Don Hauptman | 01/21/2011

Long before the Internet, jokes, lists, fun facts, and the like were circulated on old-fashioned paper. This sort of material was wryly dubbed “photocopier folklore” by Alan Dundes, a scholar who specialized in the phenomenon and compiled his discoveries into a series of books. One such item I recall was…

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Profit Opportunity, Part 2: The “Smart” Play

By Christian Hill | 01/21/2011

Yesterday, I discussed the dramatic rise in the “smartphone” and tablet PC markets around the world. In the third quarter of last year, shipments of smartphones rose 95% to an estimated 81 million units. And tablet PC sales are expected to increase by 57% a year for the next four…

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Profit Opportunity, Part 1: Playing the Smartphone Craze

By Christian Hill | 01/20/2011

Every time I am out with my friends and take out my cell phone, they laugh at me. It’s not because I have an obnoxious ringtone or a funny plastic cover on it. It’s because of the phone itself. It’s old. In the 3 years I have had the phone,…

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The Comedy and Tragedy of Spontaneity

By Robert Ringer | 01/19/2011

My approach to life is to plan carefully, then relentlessly focus on execution. I don’t mean to sound stuffy, but to me impulsiveness is a sign of irresponsible behavior. That’s why those who know me best would lay 100-to-1 odds that I would never make a spur-of-the-moment decision to hop…

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