Netflix And Freak Out

Netflix and miss. The online video provider announced its latest quarterly results that fell short of expectations. While the shares sold off in the wake of the news into Tuesday’s trading, the shareholder pain has been relatively minimal. This price action reinforces one shorter term outcome. The underlying fundamentals, however, suggest a much larger long-term challenge.

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Make Sure You Understand What You’re Investing In

It is an adage as old as the stock market itself. Yet, so many investors continue to ignore it even today. A key principle to help ensure your long-term prosperity and protect yourself against unpleasant outcomes with your investment portfolio is the following. Make absolutely sure you completely understand exactly what you are investing your hard-earned dollars into at any given point in time.

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Surviving The Bear Market

It has been six months since it “officially” began. In early January 2018, the bond king himself Bill Gross declared that the bear market in Treasury bonds was underway. Of course, Mr. Gross has not alone in his bearish view on bonds over the years, as a number of fairly notable investors have been bearish on the Treasury market going back over a decade or more. And many are still talking openly today about the bond bear market that is so obviously underway. So how have bond investors been faring the bond market maelstrom that began back at the start of 2018?

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It’s Time To Put Up Or Sell Off

It has been more than six months since the major U.S. tax cuts passed through Washington. As it was told at the start of the year, lower corporate tax rates were to bring with them an increase in economic activity and fixed investment that would result in more robust and sustainable growth going forward. After waiting more than half a year, we will find out much more definitively in the next three weeks whether all of the money being stuffed into corporate coffers ends up being worth it for the U.S. economy and its markets. If not, investors might start hearing the ringing of bells for the bull market in the distance.

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The Most Overhyped Company In The World Strikes Again

It was a double whammy on Thursday. The one-two punch came once again from the most overhyped company in the world. Why do I love the most overhyped company in the world? Because they provide great discounts not only on so many goods that I buy on any given day but also on the stocks of high quality companies that I might be considering purchasing for my portfolio at any given point in time.

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