The Candle Problem (And Why Bitcoin Is Misunderstood)

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Karl Duncker, that’s who came up with it. The Candle Problem, that is. If you haven’t heard of the candle problem, here’s the skinny. In 1945, just as Hitler was murdering himself (thankfully), psychologist Karl Duncker was turning his attention to how humans solve problems. He came up with “the candle problem,” a cognitive performance test measuring […]

Bill Gates: Tech Titan to Famed Investor

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This post is brought to you by Finbox.io. Sign up for your completely FREE trial today! Bill Gates may be a better investor than entrepreneur as we dig deep into the billionaire’s investing strategy and stock portfolio. From Tech Titan to Diversified Investor When you think of Bill Gates, you probably think of Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT), rather […]

Insider Weekly: Take Note Of This Technological Breakthrough

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To read the rest of this article, you’ll need to sign up to Insider, our subscription service taking you “backstage” in the world of asymmetric investing & money management. As well as ongoing market commentary, members get specific trade recommendations from Chris MacIntosh & Co. on opportunities where the target return is often 1000%+. LEARN MORE HERE If you’re an […]

4 Real Estate Investment Strategies for Beginners

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Real estate investment can be a mysterious subject. There are so many strategies, niches, and ideas to learn and try. It’s best to start out with expert guidance and simple advice that will give you direction and focus in your investing career. Continue reading to learn 4 essential strategies that will help you get started […]

Learning About Market-Based Management from Charles Koch

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This article was originally published on MastersInvest.com. If you’ve been reading my recent posts, particularly those about Nucor, Pixar and Starbucks, you may be getting the feeling by now that we seem to be highlighting certain key points of business success over and over.  Well, if you’ve had that feeling you’re not wrong, and here’s additional confirmation these particular aspects of business lead […]

Elon Musk Pulls An ICO

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First up, this beauty received by one of the crew here at HMS Capitalist Exploits: Marketing an ICO… Killer! The Tesla ICO Speaking of ICOs, last week something amazing, breathtaking, and revolutionary happened. We had another ICO… the very first of its kind. An Initial Car Offering. Pundits said it was an unveiling of the Tesla semi truck, […]

The Truth About Stock Market Anomalies

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A recent Wall Street Journal article outlines findings of a research paper published earlier this year that challenges widely held beliefs about market “anomalies.” According to the article, the researchers spent three years compiling and replicating 447 market anomalies that have been “identified in academic literature.” One of the main takeaways, it says, is that […]

Nasty Capital Gains Season is Underway

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A rising stock market carries with it some hefty tax bills for mutual fund shareholders, according to a recent Morningstar article. Many active funds have been dealing with asset outflows over the past few years, forcing fund managers to “sell appreciated positions to meet investor withdrawals, and that action triggers capital gains distributions.” The article […]

4-Icy Message That Get Investors In Hot Water

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Bear markets are a challenge for investors to endure, emotionally and financially. Bears are part of the deal. You wouldn’t know it, especially based on stock behavior as of late, but markets do thrive or die in spans of time, or cycles. Never forget – When you play, you eventually pay. The market is one […]

Brace Yourself, This Market Is About To Skyrocket

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To read the rest of this article, you’ll need to sign up to Insider, our subscription service taking you “backstage” in the world of asymmetric investing & money management. As well as ongoing market commentary, members get specific trade recommendations from Chris MacIntosh & Co. on opportunities where the target return is often 1000%+. LEARN MORE HERE If you’re an […]

Excellent Investing Video (Templeton, Buffett & Wilson)

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY for American readers. Yes, I will still post on Sandstrom Gold (SAND) but another day. The interviewer, “Adam Smith,” says the similarities among the investors are: They have independence of mind They trust their perceptions They stick to what they know They are intelligent They have fun After viewing the video, whip […]

Learning From The 1980’s

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Forget about big hair, Ray-Bans, and Donkey Kong. Don’t even think about Live-Aid, Thriller, and E.T. Above all else, the 1980s were the gravy days of the money supply aggregates. Beginning in late 1979, the Fed built its policy approach around the aggregates—primarily M1 but occasionally M2, and policy makers also monitored M3 while experimenting […]

Technically Speaking: The Bull Won’t Die Easily

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Just a short note for today as I am taking a quick vacation for the “Thanksgiving” holiday. As I noted this past weekend:  “Thanksgiving week is traditionally an extremely ‘light’ trading period where the ‘inmates are running the asylum.’ With the market more overbought now than at any other period since 2011, a consolidation or further corrective […]

Is Value Investing Dead?

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Reporting on a Goldman Sachs study published a few months ago, a recent article from the Wharton School addresses the underperformance of value compared to growth strategies. The Sachs report, it says, claims that “value investors are seeing the longest dry spell since the Great Depression, and future returns will likely be lower than the […]

Does GMO’s Jeremy Grantham See a Bubble Coming?

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GMO’s Jeremy Grantham says stocks and bonds will “fail to generate inflation-beating returns over the next seven years, but he doesn’t see an imminent crash in share prices,” according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. The article says that Grantham, who predicted bubbles in 2000 and 2007, argues that while current stock […]

2 Of 3 Investing Methods Will Leave You Short

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On a daily basis, there is a litany of articles and advertisements encouraging you to invest your savings with the promise of future wealth and retirement security. But which is right? First, let’s clear up a misconception. You are NOT an investor. You are a SAVER. You go to work every day, work hard for the […]

Keep Calm and Carry On

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“Before long, we will all begin to find out the extent to which Brexit is a gentle stroll along a smooth path to a land of cake and consumption.” – Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor In 1939, the British Government, through the Ministry of Information, produced a series of morale-boosting posters which were hung […]

The Most Hated (And Most Loved) Investing Factor

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By Jack M. Forehand (@practicalquant)  —  Factor investing requires a lot of patience. Despite the fact that research shows that many factors can produce outperformance over long periods of time, all of them will struggle at times in the short-term. And those struggles are typically long and difficult enough that most investors will abandon underperforming […]

Where have all the Star Stock Pickers Gone?

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By John Reese (@guruinvestor) —  The days of the star stock picker are largely gone, but aspects of their investment genius live on in other ways. In the mid to late 90s, the Fidelity Magellan fund was the largest mutual fund in existence. Run for years by the legendary Peter Lynch—during which time the fund’s […]

The Truth About Wall Street Analysis

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Turn on financial television or pick up a financially related magazine or newspaper and you will hear, or read, about what an analyst from some major Wall Street brokerage has to say about the markets or a particular company. For the average person, and for most financial advisors, this information as taken as “fact” and is used […]