Category Archives: Advanced

Was the Brexit vote a good thing for the UK and the world?

Answer: Yes. It was a good thing! In our last post, we said we’d discuss this question. World money managers have already realized that the Brexit vote may actually be GOOD for them, for Great Britain, for the EU (more … Continue reading

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Market moves, and other observations

The markets are still volatile. After speculating about “who” might be making this happen and coming up with a few “theys” who might be responsible, I’ve been mulling this question some more. And… found another “they.” This is a good … Continue reading

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King Midas = US government

Remember the Greek myth about the great King Midas? “Mythological possessor of the “Midas touch”, [he was] given the power to transmute whatever he touched into gold.” according to the linked site here. The encyclopedia goes on to say that “Midas was a … Continue reading

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Some good advice here

Yes, we’re a bit late this week with a post, but I think you’ll like this one. It is from a recent addition to my blog roll – Dividend.com. Once you become a subscriber (at a very reasonable rate), you … Continue reading

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Market continues downward slide. Why?

  Inflation Around the World IFO has had occasion to reprimand one of the writers on the Dividend.com website for total ignorance of economic realities. This seems to be another writer, who has clarified a question that has long puzzled … Continue reading

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Hold your fire, boys (and girls)!

Yes, it is a good idea to buy on a dip in the stock market. But how do you know when the market has reached its low? Well, you don’t, of course. Tip: when it starts back up, give it … Continue reading

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Two treats for your enjoyment this weekend

As we merrily watched the stock market fall out off the wall today, we began to surf the Web a bit to console ourselves. And sure enough, we found two absolute gems on the topics of Value Investing and Psychology of … Continue reading

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More on CEOs – sometimes faces alone tell the story

Here’s an interesting WSJ article on CEOs shaking up health care [insurance]. It’s about two CEOs who are pursuing giant mergers with other health insurance companies, which, if successful, will significantly reduce what competition there is left in the industry. … Continue reading

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Of CEOs and other matters

We are going to talk about CEOs again- winners and losers. This is why IFO thinks it is important to keep track of who your CEOs are in the companies you are investing in. For example, Sergio Ermotti, head of … Continue reading

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Investing for Youth, Part Two

Carnegie, Gates, Jobs, Wozniak, Holmes. All entrepreneurs and inventors who became fabulously wealthy. Holmes? Elizabeth Holmes? Haven’t heard of her? That’s because she’s only 30, but she’s well on her way to join her illustrious predecessors. Today’s post is intended to illustrate the fact … Continue reading

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