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Stock Market Investing and the Power of Contrary Opinion

The term “contrary opinion” in the field of equities refers to taking the course of action which is least popular in the stock market. Simply said, it means buying stocks when the majority are selling and selling when most others are buying. This often means taking an action which is against the emotions you may be feeling.

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Hedge Funds: Four Reasons Why You Should Not Invest in Them

Stock market author John Reizner cites four reasons why investors should not invest in hedge funds: ranging from multiple levels of fees (benefiting the organizers) to the hedge fund failure rate.

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Monday March 5, 2007: Are Stocks Still Worthwhile Investments?

In view of the late February/March 2007 sudden market decline, there are some investors who are questioning the value of long term investment in the stock market as a way to build wealth. These and other readers can read my article, Hedge Funds - Derivatives - Debt - China and the Risk of Systemic Market Panic, to gain insight into what types of systemic events I believe could cause stocks to surrender their investment value.

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