Author: Bill Valentine

What Matters Egypt?

What effect is unrest in Eguyp having on stocks here and abroad and what does Oil’s behavior have to say? To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.  

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Trust Your Instincts – They’re Perfectly Wrong

  Here’s a viciously revealing statistic: according to DALBAR, for the 20 years ending at 2009, the S&P 500 returned 8.2% annually, while equity mutual fund investors earned just 3.2% per year! Why? Dain bramage. We’ll get to that in a minute. 2010 proved to a reasonably good year for growth assets (stocks, REITS, commodities,

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The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report

The Panel misses the mark in its partisan report that fails to encourage a change in the behavior behind the Crisis – “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it”. To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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Is this a Market Correction?

A market correction may finally be underway…but who cares!? Why you should trust your instinct – and do the opposite! This market still has room to run.   To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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Why Market Tops Are Harder To Spot Than Market Bottoms

Why market tops are harder to spot than market bottoms. To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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Putting Muni Bonds In An IRA…And Why Bond Funds Suck

Sometimes, putting municipal bonds in an IRA makes complete sense. Plus, I’ll cover why bond funds suck. To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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STIM 2: The Tax Deal

As I write, it appears that the negotiated tax deal will go through.  Among its components are an extension of the tax brackets and rates that were set to expire (for all income levels), a generous estate tax treatment, yet another extension of unemployment benefits, and a one-year reduction in Social Security taxes on workers. 

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Why Martin Zweig still matters

Martin Zweig – the man, the legend, and why he still matters To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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Why the Euro Crisis “ain’t all that”

I explain why worrying about the Euro Crisis is a fool’s errand. To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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Markets Are Hot….But Don’t Be a Bubblehead!

Markets are hot….but that doesn’t mean you have to be a Bubblehead. To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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