Think and Grow Rich

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Napoleon Hill offers guidance for those who want to accumulate wealth in his 1937 book,Think and Grow Rich. Hill purports to have gleaned the wisdom he imparts in the book through countless amounts...

Emerging Manager Series: Advantage Capital

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In the past we have interviewed a number of emerging hedge fund managers whose strategy and style of investment we particularly respect. In the latest edition of our emerging manager series, we caught up with Irv Schlussel of Advantage Capital. Irv launched Advantage in December of 2013 after two...

Dividend Growth Stocks: General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Dividend Stock Analysis

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General Mills, Inc. is a major producer of packaged consumer food products, include cereal, yogurt and Betty Crocker desserts/baking mixes. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...

What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach You About Being a Better Investor

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History sucks. Or that’s what I thought during my teens and early twenties. I actually studied ancient history as one of my high school topics and did very well. All I had to do was remember some pages and regurgitate it during exams. But that only got me so far. I only got over this...

Graham Number - Stock Screen for Dividend Investors

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The Graham Number is part of Benjamin Graham’s stock screen for dividend investors. It uses price in relation to earnings and book value to identify the relative valuations of stable dividend stocks.

Dividend Growth Stocks: 6 High-Yielding Mega-Cap Stocks

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There is perceived safety in size. Giant corporations aren't randomly grown. Instead, they are carefully built through superior management and foresight. Often these are more mature companies that also offer stability and predictability, usually at the expense of dynamic growth. These are your mega-cap stocks....

Prepare to Make Money in 2015 with the Best Small Companies of 2014

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Each year, Forbes releases their list of the best small companies in October. Why October? I don’t know But it does push me in the right direction of looking at new companies or to revisit old ones as it gets to the end of the year when it’s much too easy to relax and unwind....

5 Dividend Stocks Paying More Cash

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When selecting income investments, the three most important questions to answer are: 1.) Is the investment increasing its dividend each year, 2.) Is the increase likely to continue to do so into the future and 3.) Are you being compensated for the risk you are taking? When you answer yes to all three of the questions, you just might have found an excellent income investment.

In search of elusive catalysts and the paradox of managing money

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It seems as if a public investment pitch isn't complete without a "catalyst".  The catalyst is some supposed future event that is predicted to unlock value.  Catalysts give many reasons to invest in specific stocks, and the lack of a catalyst is usually given as a reason to avoid a...

Lagging Long Yields

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I’m a very intellectually curious person — I could spend most of my time researching investing questions if I had the resources to do that and that alone.  This post at the blog will be a little more wonky than most.  If you don’t like reading about bonds, Fed Policy, etc., you...

Mike Wilkins on Short Selling: Invest For Kids Chicago

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We're posting up notes from Invest For Kids Chicago 2014.  Next up is Mike Wilkins of Kingsford Capital who talked about short selling.

Mike Wilkins' Invest For Kids Chicago Presentation

•    Short focused firm with $250MM in AUM
•    Focused on small and...

Nancy Prial Long iCAD: Invest For Kids Chicago

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We're posting up notes from Invest For Kids Chicago 2014.  Next up is the emerging manager panel featuring Nancy Prial of Essex Investment Management who pitched long iCAD (ICAD).

Nancy Prial's Invest For Kids Chicago Presentation

Small and Micro-cap growth investor.

Idea: iCAD...

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Performance - Week Ending 11/21/2014

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The greatest investors also consider when they will the invested money instead of when they should sell.

It’s Their Money

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Recently, I had a client leave me.  I’m not sure why he did — I didn’t ask, because that’s his business.  It *is* his money, after all, not mine.  After deducting the accrued fee, I thanked him for his business, and wished him well. I try to be low pressure in my work.  I...