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An Analysis of Sherwin-Williams (SHW)

Streetwise for Sunday, February 4, 2018 It is unfortunate that achieving professional success, and its subsequent rewards, does not bestow a comparable level of investment expertise. Alas, neither does eligibility for Social Security. To the detriment of the gullible, enviable returns are offered up by pseudo experts with a supposedly elite understanding of market trends…

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Fractious Factions Face Off

Streetwise for Friday, February 2, 2018 The rampant discourse over the world’s economic future must wait. There are more important forecasts to consider as fractious factions face off today, February 2, Groundhog Day, over who has the superior groundhog. OK, I know I write about this event every year, but I think it adds some…

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Investing Entails Dealing With Future Risk

Streetwise for Sunday, January 28, 2018 I am out of town this week, so I would like to take this opportunity to repeat some advice from a previous column that I think is particularly pertinent to today’s investment climate. Investing is how you transform today’s income into tomorrow’s purchasing power. You do so by means…

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Investment Answers for Senior Citizens

Streetwise for Friday, January 26, 2018 As I am out of town this week, I am going to basically repeat a column that tries to answer one of the most often asked questions that is particularly applicable to this part of the country. Specifically, Sarasota is an area where many of the residents and visitors…

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A Basis Tenet of Wall Street

Streetwise for Sunday, January 14, 2018 There is no question that 2017 was a good year for Wall Street. Unfortunately, the prognosticators of doom seem to be coming out of the woodwork. Reminds me of an infestation of cockroaches. Their theme is always the same; because the market has gone up rather sharply, it must…

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To Hold or Not to Hold, That Is the Question

Streetwise for Friday, January 12, 2018 The euphoria of the markets over the past year has brought numerous questions of whether to continue to hold stocks with large gains, take profits and maybe invest companies that are lagging the market, or sell and remain in cash because you believe a market retrenchment is inevitable. There…

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The List of 12 for 2018

Streetwise for Sunday, January 7, 2018 It is time for my list of 12. Before delving into my proposals for the 2018 list, letís summarize the companies that were selected and discussed in my January 8, 2017 column. The first two selections were General Dynamics (GD) and Goldman Sachs (GS). The former was selected to…

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A Look at Gaming Via Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)

Streetwise for Friday, January 5, 2018 The preamble is always the same, the promotion of minimal risk and exalted returns; but for whom? Naivety by the average investor often leads to an unrestrained contagion of euphoria resulting in carnage of the gullible and a decimation of investment expectations. Yet, the premise that quality companies will…

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The World Looks Brand-New

Streetwise for Sunday, December 31, 2017 “…The world looks brand-new,” said Hobbes. “A New Year…a fresh clean start,” said Calvin. “It’s like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on,” said Hobbes. “A day full of possibilities,” said Calvin. “It’s a magical world, Hobbes old buddy…let’s go exploring.” Bill Watterson wrote those words…

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It Is the Winter of Discontent

Streetwise for Friday, December 29, 2017 It is the winter of discontent and some bears are certainly not in hibernation. Their growls of displeasure stem from a belief that the equity markets are over-bought with the inevitable correction being right around the corner. Meanwhile, fanning the flames of enthusiasm for the bulls is the promise…

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