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The Train Left the Station Years Ago, Now What?

The S&P 500 hit record highs 53 times this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) had 70 record closes this year. It’s tempting to jump in. Here’s 2017 summed up by the Wall St. Journal in yesterday’s piece, This Year in Review: A global stock-market surge powered by corporate earnings and economic growth sent […]

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So Much Energy Wasted, So Many Portfolios Neglected

One of Peter Lynch’s “25 Golden Rules” said to “avoid weekend thinking and ignore the latest dire predictions of the newscasters.” (You can catch up on the “25 Golden Rules” here and here.) To understand this further, we continue our dive into his book, Beating the Street. He says, When we make the mistake of […]

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I Suggest Reading One of These Every Day, Part II

I hope you enjoyed Part I of Peter Lynch’s “25 Golden Rules.” He wrote the book in 1993. Yet the core values remain the same. One of the most important “rules” from Part I is about the part-time stock picker only having enough time to follow 8-12 companies. You need to understand this if you […]

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I Suggest Reading One of These Every Day, Part I

Peter Lynch is a legendary investor. He managed the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977-1990. The fund had an average return of 29% and beat the S&P 500 every year but two. If you want a good investment book to read, I encourage you to read his book Beating the Street. There’s so much an investor […]

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The Champion Investor Weekly Intel Brief

The Champion Investor Weekly Intel Brief… What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun! – Ecclesiastes 1:9 Politics From the Washington Post… “Steve Bannon and his alt-right movement have helped accomplish something no one in a quarter-century has been able to do: Get […]

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This Won’t Interest the Average Investor

The S&P 500 keeps going up… As I mentioned a few days ago, we’re fast approaching the second longest economic expansion since the mid-1800’s. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to run for the hills. Forget the doom and gloom. Yes, the market is due for a correction over the next year or two. Whether […]

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He Was One of the Best Pipe-Layers in Athens

“Did you ever hear of the ancient Athenian, called Alcibiades?” It was exciting times back on December 11th, 1840. President Martin Van Buren’s address to Congress was front page news in The New York Herald. He began with, “Our devout gratitude is due to the Supreme Being for having graciously continued our beloved country, through […]

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