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  • Avoid Fixed Income Risk In Your Retirement Portfolio
    Wed, Jun. 18 AGG, BND, IEF 19 Comments

    Summary

    • Treasury bonds have little upside and huge potential for losses.
    • Treasury investors hoping to have good returns over the next 5 to 10 years are likely to be disappointed.
    • Returns after taxes and inflation are likely to be negligible.
  • 5 Tips For Managing Your Own Retirement Portfolio
    Fri, Jun. 6 SPY, IEF 39 Comments

    Summary

    • I wanted to share a few tips for those of you who are managing your own retirement portfolios.
    • These ideas are used at my firm to manage client portfolios.
    • These tips alone do not provide nearly enough information to ensure your investing success; instead think of these tips as a few more helpful tools for your investing tool belt.
  • Trading Strategies To Protect Wealth In A Market Correction
    Wed, May. 28 SPY, SVXY, TVIX 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Stock prices are at an all-time high, while the VIX is at a multi-year low.
    • It may be a good time to protect your portfolio using options because option prices are low.
    • An simple options strategy to protect wealth from a market correction is presented.
  • Cree: Growth, Value And A Pure Play On The Shift To LED Lighting
    Thu, May. 15 CREE 13 Comments

    Summary

    • Cree has cratered 20% since its last earnings report. The lower price presents a buying opportunity.
    • The growth story remains intact while the valuation has become much more conservative and attractive.
    • Consumer trends towards new lighting technologies will be a substantial tailwind.
  • Turnaround At J.C. Penney Might Not Be In The Cards
    Thu, Jan. 30 JCP 94 Comments
  • Don't Think Cisco Is Cheap? You Haven't Looked At The Balance Sheet
    Nov. 27, 2013 CSCO 15 Comments
  • Stocks That Benefit From Rising Interest Rates
    Jun. 21, 2013 AAPL 21 Comments
  • New Competition Poised To Attack Angie's List
    Jun. 19, 2013 ANGI 7 Comments
  • Why U.S. Stocks Are Overvalued Vs. Emerging Markets Stocks
    Jun. 5, 2013 SPY 8 Comments
  • Angie's List: Q2 Earnings Report Shows Signs Of Trouble
    Aug. 7, 2012 ANGI Comment!
  • Cisco: How To Profit From Options
    Aug. 6, 2012 CSCO 8 Comments
  • Why It Is Time To Short Pandora
    Aug. 3, 2012 P 32 Comments
  • Why RIM Is Still A Good Long-Term Pick
    Jul. 31, 2012 BBRY 65 Comments