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What's so scary about 2011, you may ask? The S&P index fund (with dividends included) went up a whole 2.39%. I bet you didn't do nearly as well then. Why?Read More
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I'm happy to say that we're encouraging university classrooms to use Equities Lab in their classwork.  Here's an example of some of the work that has resulted.  Notice how well the long/short strategy does…  It's been reprinted, unedited, other than some (partial) attempts to format what used to be a Word Document for WordPress.…Read More
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It certainly feels like all the small cap stocks have had a terrible time of it.  Since the beginning of the year, the Russell 2000 Index fund (IWM) has gone down 3.5%.  The S&P 500 Index fund (SPY) has gone up 4% in the same period.What's going on here?  Is it due to some particular stock or set of stocks in the S&P 500 or in the small cap universe that are acting oddly?  If it were a particular setRead More
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What should you do if a stock you are holding goes up 50% in one day?  Yesterday night at 5:30 I found myself contemplating this happy question on ARTX (Aerotech, Corporation), which had gone up 50% on news of a large order from the U.S. Department of Defense.  So, I did what I usually do when confronted with such questions — I used Equities Lab to get an answer.  …Read More
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What makes it a good time to sell a stock you believe in? We'll talk about a few good (and not so good) alerts, and discuss what makes a good alert...Read More
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Will it go up over the next 5 years? Is my money safe there?Read More
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Does PE matter? People say that PE (Price to earnings ratio) is a primary factor when choosing a stock to outperform, but lets put it to the test Mythbuster style...Read More