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Why Your Next Ten Bagger Will Be a Homebuilder

Why Your Next Ten Bagger Will Be a Homebuilder

John Thomas April 4, 2017 Comments Off on Why Your Next Ten Bagger Will Be a Homebuilder

For years now, I have begged, pleaded, and beseeched readers to pour as much money as they can into residential real estate. Investing in your own residence has generated far and away the largest

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The Solar Road Revisited

The Solar Road Revisited

John Thomas April 3, 2017 Comments Off on The Solar Road Revisited

“The Solar Road Revisited”. Somehow, this modernized version of Bob Dylan’s epic folk album doesn’t quite ring true when couched in terms of our hyper accelerating 21st century technology. Perhaps a Millennial bard will improve

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Seven Reasons Why There Will Be No Trade War

Seven Reasons Why There Will Be No Trade War

John Thomas March 31, 2017 Comments Off on Seven Reasons Why There Will Be No Trade War

I am a firm believer in the wisdom of crowds. This means that markets made of millions of participants can see things well before any individual human can. The consequences for your portfolio can

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America’s Demographic Collapse and Your Stock Portfolio

America’s Demographic Collapse and Your Stock Portfolio

John Thomas March 30, 2017 Comments Off on America’s Demographic Collapse and Your Stock Portfolio

As a long term observer of America’s demographic picture, I was shocked to hear of a recent report from the US Census Bureau (click here for the website). The US population grew by a scant

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How Tesla is Taking Over the World

How Tesla is Taking Over the World

John Thomas March 29, 2017 Comments Off on How Tesla is Taking Over the World

With Tesla now just short of its all time high, it is clear that the market is finally buying into the idea that Elon Musk’s creation will eventually take over the world. It’s all

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The Tax Rate Fallacy

The Tax Rate Fallacy

John Thomas March 28, 2017 Comments Off on The Tax Rate Fallacy

While you are all diligently beavering away getting your 2016 tax returns done in time for the April 18th deadline, I thought I’d correct some fundamental misperceptions about our nation’s tax system. When anyone

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Ten Reasons Why Stocks Can’t Sell Off Big Time

Ten Reasons Why Stocks Can’t Sell Off Big Time

John Thomas March 27, 2017 Comments Off on Ten Reasons Why Stocks Can’t Sell Off Big Time

While driving back from Lake Tahoe last weekend, I received a call from a dear friend who was in a very foul mood. Following the advice of another newsletter that I won’t mention, he

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Don’t Get Scammed by the Mutual Funds

Don’t Get Scammed by the Mutual Funds

John Thomas March 24, 2017 Comments Off on Don’t Get Scammed by the Mutual Funds

How many mutual funds would you guess outperformed the stock market since the bull run started seven years ago? If you guessed 1,000, 100 or even 10, you would be dead wrong and even

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The Retail Death Spiral Continues

The Retail Death Spiral Continues

John Thomas March 23, 2017 Comments Off on The Retail Death Spiral Continues

Never confuse “Gone down a lot” with “Cheap”. That is the hard earned lesson I have learned after a half century of investing experience. It appears that many hopeful traders are completely ignoring this

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How to Reliably Pick a Winning Options Trade

How to Reliably Pick a Winning Options Trade

John Thomas March 22, 2017 Comments Off on How to Reliably Pick a Winning Options Trade

You’ve spent vast amounts of time, effort, and money to become an options trading expert. You know the difference between bids and offers, puts and calls, exercise prices and expiration days. And you still

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