Henning: Musings of a Stock Market Curmudgeon
By Thomas Henning
The panicked Bilderboyz are not happy campers as their Russian Frankenstein monster that they financed and created a century ago is not playing ball and giving up the Ukraine’s energy and farmland assets. One diplomatic stooge complained that Russia was not playing by the One-World-Order rules. Do tell. The Sheiks of Araby aren’t playing ball either.
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Gold Stocks Leading the Way: The GDX, a Gold Stock ETF, has been a stellar performer thus far this year. In a world of potentially higher inflation when the Fed is already tightening, investor complacency could be a costly error. Investors should take a closer look at Agri-Equities and Gold.
Conservative Investing for the Final Stretch: At 63 months, this has become the 4th largest bull market of the past 85 years. In this aging bull market, here are the sectors that you should have a heavier weighting in and the sectors that underperform in the final 12 months of a bull market.
The Second Half Outlook: Economist, Walter Frank, is positive on the economy right now. The headwinds that the economy faces will lessen as the year continues. The economic and stock market outlook for the second half of 2014 is quite good.
What Will Warren Buffett Buy Next? Given the nearly $50 billion on Berkshire’s balance sheet that’s earning very little, it certainly would make good sense to deploy some of that cash for a company with decent free cash flow and good growth potential. Here are 7 stocks he should want to acquire. The odds are good he’ll continue to favor strong infrastructure plays.
Investment Newsletter Digest: Solid Buy/Sell advice from the world’s top-performing market timers. Investment experts reveal which stocks to buy and the sectors to play now for maximum gains in the second half of 2014.
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Woodstock for Capitalists – Ingrid R. Hendershot, President, Hendershot Investments, a money management firm, writes about the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting held on May 3, 2014 in Omaha where about 40,000 other folks from around the globe gathered for the annual Woodstock for Capitalists.
Stock Market Curmudgeon – Any country with a central bank is not a nationalistic entity but only exists to be plundered through taxation and inflation. At present, the world is infested with central banks, and the plundered, so-called “nations” are nothing but debt-laden, busted, impotent, mythical hollow shells. The concept of a nationalistic entity is but a phantasm says Thomas Henning, resident Curmudgeon.
Gold: Inflation Is Dead, Long Live Inflation – Today, the world has drifted into regional powers, weakening hegemons and currencies. The biggest money printing exercise in the world has resurrected alternatives to fiat or paper dollars.
Tim Hortons: On the power play – Tim Hortons is the undisputed king of Canadian coffee. Nearly eight of every 10 cups sold in the Great White North come from its outlets. Starting with one outlet in 1964, Tims now boasts 4,524 outlets.
A U.S. Energy Revolution – Forget the tech boom and Silicon Valley or the pot boom in Colorado. The biggest boom in the country is found in tiny Williston, North Dakota and it’s a 21st century gold rush there. Thegold that they found is black. It turns out that there’s a ton of oil in North Dakota.
Investment Newsletter Digest: Solid investment advice from the world’s best performing market timers. Leading investment experts give their Top Picks of the Month, insightful views on Domestic and International stock markets, Trading Strategies, Gold, Silver stocks and trends, Palladium, Platinum, Energy sector.
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Most and Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees
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Act Now On Nuclear Energy
The Signs of a Bond Market Reckoning
What’s Driving the Boom in Bonds
5 ‘P’s” for Your Social Media Marketing Success
3 Tips to Avoid Outliving Your Retirement Fund
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How Does a Retiring CEO Affect Corporate Dealmaking?
Halifax Analyst Looks West For 2 Best Stocks to Buy Now
Chris Mancini’s Keys to Successful Gold Stock Picking
Are You Ready for the Great Depression of 2030? Leading Economists Predict a Grim Future…and Identify Who the Winners and Losers Will Be
Your Great Depression Action Plan: Six Things to Do Right Now to Prepare for the Collapse of 2030
Is Your Financial Advisor Costing You Too Much Money?
Does Your Financial Advisor Know His (or Her) Stuff? 13 Questions to Ask Up Front
Huron Consulting Deserves a Look
Boost Your Credit Score
Should I Buy a Deferred Income Annuity?
What’s Behind All The Recalls
Total Physical Silver Demand Reached Record Level in 2013
The Right Way to Invest in ETFs
Tips to Manage and Improve Your Credit
5 Tips to Trade Like the Pros
Attractive Growth Profile and Dividend Yield at Philip Morris
Gold Price vs. Pundits: Can’t Both Be Wrong
Is Silver the Cure for Silver Prices?
Growth Stocks to Buy Now
Great Growth Stocks
How to Start a Classic-Car Collection
Time Is a Hungry Beast:
Do You Have Insurance on Your Retirement Plan?
5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Fracking
How to Fly Fee-Free
Rising Costs Continue to Hamper Gold Producers
Will Import Taxes on Solar Panels Hamper Silvers Ability to Rally?
Here Are The World’s Five Most Important Oil Fields
On the Cutting Edge…
What to Ask Before Investing in Natural Resource Stocks
5 Steps to Take Now Before the Next Data Breach
Global Gold and Silver Mine Production Set to Achieve Record Highs in 2014
Brent Cook Reveals His Rules and Guidelines for Evaluating Junior Exploration Projects and Companies
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Barkerville Gold: Resource Update on Cow Mountain to Commence
Osisko CEO Touts New Mining Royalty Firm With ‘A Little Extra Punch’
Investors See Gold Stocks Outperforming Gold in Next 12 Months
Money Managers Aren’t Ready for a Bear Market
Surprise! 4 Tech Stocks Becoming Medical Tech Names
Barrick Gold CEO Stepping Down As Barrick Unveils New Management Structure
Cameco Provides Update on Cigar Lake Mine
Richmont Mines Reports a 107% Year Over Year Increase in Q2 Gold Production to 29,091 Ounces and Increases 2014 Production Guidance
Hecla Mining’s Second Qtr Silver and Gold Production Up
First Majestic Silver Produces Record 3.86 Million Equivalent Ozs in Q2
First Majestic Silver Crumbles: Stock Falls by 6.3%
Apple And IBM Announce Huge Partnership For Large Business Customers
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Paramount Gold and Silver Reports Positive New Resource Estimate for its San Miguel Project, Mexico
Tyhee Gold Corp. Agrees To Acquire Majority Stake in Sutter Gold Mining Inc. – Sutter to Restructure Debt – Targeting Gold Production by Year End
Comstock Releases Mineral Resource Estimate of the VG Zone at QV Project, Yukon Territory
Avino Announces At-The-Market Offering of $25 Million
Silvercrest Provides Update of Santa Elena Transition
Trump Tells Americans to Prepare For ‘Financial Ruin’
4 Utilities Stocks Powered by Solid Fundamentals
Is Art a Good Investment?
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Back to the Polls
James Stack, InvesTech Research: 2014 is a mid-term election year. In the 4-year Presidential Election cycle, the Presidential Election year has historically been one of relative stability and generally positive outcome for the stock market. However, mid-term election years are anything but stable.
What We Learned From the Bear/Bull Market
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Start It Up: Five Surprisingly Great Times to Launch Your Business
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Are Angel Investors the New Disruptors?
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Are You Penny-Pinching Yourself Out of Business?:
Five Expenses You Should Never, Ever Skimp On
If you’re a small business owner, it’s probably a vast understatement to say that you don’t have money to burn. But according to Sean C. Castrina, there are some areas in which it doesn’t pay to cut costs. Here, he outlines five areas in which you should never be cheap.
Is Your Company Posting without a Plan?
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Ten Common Pitfalls Executors and Administrators Should Avoid
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Lean In or Get Out: 11 Tips for Using Your Expertise to Create a Wickedly Successful Business
If you can’t lean in, get out? That’s what Vickie Milazzo recommends. She says women who are unhappy trudging up the corporate ladder should start their own businesses. She provides advice on how to use everything you’re really good at to bust out of the corporate world and start your own wickedly successful business.
Your Child Can Retire with Millions!
Vita Nelson, The MoneyPaper: Children can grow very rich – very easily – because they have TIME on their side. Time is an investor’s greatest ally. It is the key element in the power of compounding, and combined with investments in the stock market (where the average annual return has been nearly 11% since 1926), the results can seem like magic. Here is a 20-stock DRIP portfolio made up of stocks we like for long-term accumulation.
No Money, No Problem:
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Business with Very Little Cash (and a Great Idea)
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9 Major Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid
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Documents You Need When Disaster Strikes
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