IRA vs Roth IRA
by Daniel Czulno
The question of whether to use a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA is sometimes spoken of with a level of mystique behind the forces at work for each option. The fact is, the benefits of each of these plans is quite straightforward. However, the long-term effect of those benefits is where things can get a […]
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Five US Debt Misconceptions
by Daniel Czulno
The National debt is rarely a riveting topic that one looks forward to as part of, say, your average dinner table conversation. When the topic comes up it seems to stir the passions of even the most typically genial conversationalist. However, many of the ideas we often take at face value regarding national debt, the […]
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Equifax Hack & Cyber Security
by Quint Tatro
Odds are that by now many of you have checked your personal information on the Equifax website to see if in fact you’ve been impacted by the recent hack. Odds also favor that the information you received said you were. I too followed this protocol and learned I was potentially impacted. Initially I was quite intrigued by […]
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A Lopsided Index
by Quint Tatro
Over the last few years the popularity of index / passive investing has absolutely exploded. It is hard to argue with the data which clearly shows how active management has failed to keep pace with a simple broad market, non-managed basket of stocks such as the S&P 500. Add to this the fact that without an active fund manager […]
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Steel is for Real
by Quint Tatro
All around us trends are developing. By the time the general public learns of a trend, more often than not, it is in the later stages and close to its conclusion. I have spent over 20 years attempting to identify trends early, particularly in the stock market. Over this same time I’ve tried to recognize […]
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Pre-Market Morning Thoughts on Missile Launch
by Quint Tatro
August 29, 2017 – 05:30 It only took a few minutes after the launch of yesterday’s missile over Japan by N. Korea for the news to flow through the interwebs. I was sitting in a parent meeting for my child’s school when my phone started to buzz and I received the news. US Stock futures reacted […]
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Mattel Dividend Cut
by Daniel Czulno
It should have been no surprise to investors on Wednesday afternoon when Mattel (MAT) released news it would be cutting its dividend by 60%. The writing had been on the wall for some time and is why we warned investors clinging to the company’s high yield to be cautious. (See article HERE) Yet, the move […]
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Under the Hood with FCAU
by Quint Tatro
Sometimes boring is beautiful. Traders seem to be too caught up with either calling the top in the NASDAQ or finding the next NVIDIA that they miss great opportunities staring them straight in the face. Take Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) for instance. From a fundamental perspective, despite a recent run from around $5.00 this time last […]
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Preparing the Shopping List
by Quint Tatro
Whether it was political scandal an overzealous fed, another European blowup or a North Korean missile, a real pullback was inevitable. US markets haven’t seen a real drop in over a year since those pesky Brits decided to vote out of the EU. Rather than jumping full burlap into the bear camp, take a moment […]
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Dividend Trap: Mattel
by Daniel Czulno
In a world of low interest rates, many investors have become fed-up with next to nothing yields on bonds. These investors have turned to dividend stocks to find their income. While dividend stocks have a place, one must be certain to look beyond yield. It’s only by doing this that one can analyze the true […]
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