Blue Chips

In past commentaries, I have written about the need to diversify outside of North American markets. Gains in stock markets in Japan, India, South Korea, and Latin America have been outstanding. Yet while there is a need to invest some of your capital in foreign markets, you must…

I need to share with you a question that's been on mind for several weeks now: Why would investors take the risk of buying big cap stocks like those in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that give a cash return of only 2.25% when they can buy U.S.…

The majority of investors view stocks and bonds as a means of making their money grow--the faster the better. Though I am just as concerned about the well-being of my financial assets as the next person, what really keeps my interest in markets is the fascinating interaction of…

Trends in financial markets often take time to develop: Sometimes years, sometime decades. Unfortunately for investors, trends are often hard to say good-bye to as investors are often short sited, working against the change. In time, all financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, precious metals, interest rates, currencies,…

So what are you going to do right now? Are you going to load up on stocks in this market? I don't think so. For me, if I had a pile of cash in my portfolio, I'd keep it in a money market fund for the time being.…

Many investors consider Warren Buffett to be the smartest market mind in modern history. Ranked as one of the richest men in America by Forbes, the interesting fact is that Buffett is the only one in the Forbes top 10 list, now or ever, who has made his…

If you didn't beat the DOW by 250% or more in 2003, there are still plenty of undiscovered small-cap bargains where we found these winners: 1,030% gain on a camera chip company. 640% gain on an internet services provider. 415% gain on this provider of internet security software.…