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Wall Street Is Not a Sophisticated Game of Chance

Streetwise for Friday, October 13, 2017 Wall Street Is Not a Sophisticated Game of Chance I would like to open today’s column with a heartfelt word of thanks to everyone who voted for “Happy Returns,” the Rudd International sponsored entry in the Southeastern Guide Dogs Superheroes on Parade, Puppy Edition, competition. Happy Returns entered the…

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Will Amazon Damage Walgreens (WBA)?

Streetwise for Sunday, October 15, 2017 Will Amazon Damage Walgreens (WBA)? I would like to open today’s column with a heartfelt word of thanks to everyone who voted for “Happy Returns,” the Rudd International sponsored entry in the Southeastern Guide Dogs Superheroes on Parade, Puppy Edition, competition. Happy Returns entered the winner’s circle as the…

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Is It Time to Sell?

Streetwise for Friday, October 6, 2017 The string of record closing highs for the three major equity indexes has investors asking, “Is it time to sell? Should I move to the sidelines?” Is there some cast in stone rule that says when the markets reach a certain level that a so-called correction in imminent? Of…

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You Might Want to Consider the Barnes Group (B)

Streetwise for Sunday, October 8, 2017 Financial instruments will always fluctuate in price and at times those fluctuations can be dramatic. It is the nature of the beast. When you add in the recently accentuated levels of uncertainty and concern, it is no wonder that market levels have been the dominate investment theme of late.…

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Robotic Surgery and Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

Streetwise for Sunday, October 1, 2017 It seems that every year the question is worded in a slightly different context but the underlying theme is always same. What is going to happen on Wall Street if…and here you can substitute the event de jour. Unfortunately, all the crystal balls in the world are not going…

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An Update on Toro (TTC)

Streetwise for Friday, September 29, 2017 A degree of uncertainty and volatility are part and parcel of the investment world. That has always been the case and it always will be. Therefore, it is up to you to select from an abundance of what might be considered lemons, from which you can make lemonade. Consider,…

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If Wall Street Is Anything, It Is Fickle

Streetwise for Sunday, September 24, 2017 Readers: Please note that due to Hurricane Irma and a resulting loss of power, this is a repeat of a favorite column from a year ago. Things should be back to normal next week. The financial markets are buffeted by events in much the same way that a sailboat…

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It’s October Once Again

Streetwise for Friday, September 22, 2017 Readers: Please note that due to Hurricane Irma and a resulting loss of power, this is another favorite column from a year ago. Next week we should be back to normal. Maybe I am getting too old and soft to deal with Wall Street. I admit that the Street…

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How To Tackle Financial Markets That Move Erratically

Streetwise for Sunday, September 17, 2017 Readers: Please note that due to Hurricane Irma and a resulting loss of power, this is a repeat of a favorite column. The following words are beginning to sound like a broken record but based on emails and phone calls, it seems many investors have forgotten that the financial…

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Index Funds Are Not the Answer – Maybe Small Caps Are

Streetwise for Friday, September 15, 2017 Readers: Please note that due to Hurricane Irma and a resulting loss of power, this is a repeat of a favorite column. Fear, hope and greed are often driving forces on Wall Street and speculators play off those emotions to book a quick profit. However, you are an investor,…

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