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Visionaries and the Stock Market

Can the most educated, experienced, successful and humble stock market money managers be called visionaries in their chosen field? Read Stock Investing 101's take on this controversial topic.

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Why I Sold Part of My Gold Position after a Six Year Hold

I bought gold bars and coins in 2003 at $354, $377 and $383.50 per troy ounce, and in 2004 at $431 per troy ounce. I purchased gold coins in 2009 at $1000 per ounce. I also purchased silver bullion this year.

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Would You Rather Be a Trader or an Investor?

As the U.S. stock market neared a bottom in February 2009 during the financial meltdown, the equities market were in the author's opinion trading at very cheap levels. Reizner described in this post how two styles of stock market participants: short-term traders and those who invest for the long term are diametrically opposed. John stated in 2009 that it might be better to be a long term investor and for investors to enter the market at what turned out to be very opportune levels.

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Hedge Funds, Derivatives, Debt, China and the Risk of Systemic Market Panic

The systemic threats to our economic system and to the current bull market both internal and external have not changed much since 2007 when this prescient article was written and is re-posted here; namely; (i) a destabilizing and growing national debt; (ii) a proliferating derivatives markets and (iii) potential fallout now emanating from China that stems from the struggle of Hong Kong chinese determined not to live under mainland tryanny.

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