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The Curse of the False Breakdown

The Curse of the False Breakdown

John Thomas July 11, 2017 Comments Off on The Curse of the False Breakdown

We’ve all been there. The second we stop out of a losing position, the stock does a U-turn and roars back to the upside, making us look like total dummies. I have been hit

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The Worst Trade in History

The Worst Trade in History

John Thomas July 10, 2017 Comments Off on The Worst Trade in History

Say you owned 10% of Apple (AAPL) and you sold it for $800 in 1976. What would that stake be worth today? Try $75 billion. That is the harsh reality that Ron Wayne, 83,

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What a Difference a Century Makes!

What a Difference a Century Makes!

John Thomas July 7, 2017 Comments Off on What a Difference a Century Makes!

How time flies! Obscured by our fixation on the plethora of daily data releases is the really big long term picture. While people endlessly carp about our slow, 2% a year growing economy, the

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All I Want To Do is Retire

All I Want To Do is Retire

John Thomas July 6, 2017 Comments Off on All I Want To Do is Retire

I have always believed that if you don’t have a sense of humor, then you better get the hell out of this business. Below is a link to a YouTube video entitled “All I

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Be Careful Who You Snitch On

Be Careful Who You Snitch On

John Thomas July 5, 2017 Comments Off on Be Careful Who You Snitch On

Buried in the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill are massive financial rewards for turning in your boss. The SEC is hoping that multi-million dollar rewards amounting to 10%-30% of sanction amounts will drive a stampede

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Market Outlook for the Week Ahead

Market Outlook for the Week Ahead

John Thomas July 3, 2017 Comments Off on Market Outlook for the Week Ahead

Is The Great Rotation upon us? Or is this the umpteenth head fake of 2017? I am talking about the transition of the market focus from technology growth stocks to reflationary value stocks, which

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Why The “Underground” Economy is Growing

Why The “Underground” Economy is Growing

John Thomas June 29, 2017 Comments Off on Why The “Underground” Economy is Growing

There is no doubt that the “underground” economy is growing. No, I’m not talking about violent crime, drug dealing, or prostitution. Those are all largely driven by demographics, which right now, are at a

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The Mystery of the San Francisco Sublease

The Mystery of the San Francisco Sublease

John Thomas June 28, 2017 Comments Off on The Mystery of the San Francisco Sublease

Commercial real estate agents are baffled. Economists are confused. Even Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen is focusing a great deal of attention on the issue. What the heck is going on with the San

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As If You Needed Another Reason to Buy Stocks

As If You Needed Another Reason to Buy Stocks

John Thomas June 27, 2017 Comments Off on As If You Needed Another Reason to Buy Stocks

“Buy it because they’re not making it any more” Used to be a popular reason to buy gold and real estate. Now the same argument can be applied to the stock market as well.

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Who Says There Aren’t Any Jobs?

Who Says There Aren’t Any Jobs?

John Thomas June 23, 2017 Comments Off on Who Says There Aren’t Any Jobs?

While recently winging my way across the South Pacific last year, I spotted an unusual job offer: WANTED: Social worker, tax free salary of $60,000 with free accommodation and transportation, no experience necessary, must

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