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The Market Message Now On A Need To Know Basis

For nearly four years, we’ve been sending you a video once a week without fail.  Ironically, by the way we look at the world, there really isn’t that much worth talking about, when it comes to investing. This week, we explain how we are going to change the frequency of our videos, in the hopes

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We Have A Very Important Announcement Affecting Your Money

This week, Bill Valentine tells you everything you need to know about what to do with your money right now, and in the process, you’ll learn how to synthesize the news about the economy and markets into meaningful action that will make you rich.    

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Shutdown…Schmutdown

So….the government is in shutdown status.  But what does that mean for investors? This week Bill Valentine quickly looks at the historical data to give us some guidance on what the future might hold.  

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Four Things To Glean From Treasury Yields

Did you know that the yield on the 10-year Treasury note can tell you quite a few things about the markets? In this week’s Market Message, Bill Valentine shares four distinct insights to be taken from the 10-year Treasury yield.

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Top Ten Investment Ideas For The Rest Of 2013 – Part 3

Let’s wrap up Bill’s “Top 10 Investment Ideas For the Rest Of 2013” by looking at Small Caps, Real Estate, and finally, your own investing psychology. As always, these are ideas, not instructions.  Do your own research with your newly gained knowledge.  

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Top Ten Investment Ideas For The Rest Of 2013 – Part 2

Drawing from a recent presentation Bill Valentine gave, this week he’s sharing the next 4 of 10 “Investment Ideas for the Rest of 2013”.  Included this week are Alternatives, Gold, MLP’s, and TIPS.  Next week he’ll cover #8-10. As always, these are ideas, not instructions.  Do your own research with your newly gained knowledge.  

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Top Ten Investment Ideas For The Rest Of 2013 – Part 1

Drawing from a recent presentation Bill Valentine gave, this week he’s sharing the first three of ten “Investment Ideas for the Rest of 2013”.  Next week he’ll cover #4-7, and then the following week #8-10. As always, these are ideas, not instructions.  Do your own research with your newly gained knowledge.  

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Don’t Do This

Various companies began tracking investor behavior 20 years ago and the results are in. Mostly, people are terrible at investing.  Whether looking at data about day traders, or the aggregate results of mutual fund holders, the same story is told.  Typical investors make the same pattern of mistakes.  We are doing our part to create

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Does The Low VIX Mean A Disaster Is Pending?

The CBOE Volatility Index (“VIX”) usually moves inversely with the stock market, and exponentially so. As such, it’s become a favorite indicator for market speculators. Lately, the VIX has been hitting multi-year lows, leading some to believe that a reversal must be imminent. Were that to be the case, the implication is a falling stock

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What’ll Happen To Detroit Muni Bonds?

It’s hard to miss the news that the City of Detroit, Michigan is trying to file for bankruptcy. It brings up questions…. Is this the first of many municipal failures to come? If I own Detroit muni bonds, am I sunk? What should I do with them? There’s plenty to learn in this week’s Market

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