Is it a Bull or Bubble?
Mar10

Is it a Bull or Bubble?

The past two corrections have had investors crying recession, myself included. Technical analysts have made references to the 2008 Financial Crisis. The list of potential bubbles is long, and some of them could drop the market like it’s 2008. Bulls say the 2008 recession is still fresh enough in our minds to make us irrational about every correction, and that the market is going up from here. It’s been a few months, and the market has...

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Smith and Wesson Aiming for a Strong Q4
Mar02

Smith and Wesson Aiming for a Strong Q4

Smith and Wesson reports earnings after market close on Thursday, March 3rd. We expect that its earnings will be on target for a number of reasons. Firearms are a big and important business in the United States. Like it or not, whenever there is a shooting, politicians and journalists discuss gun control, and Americans start buying more guns. In the process, investors arm themselves with Smith and Wesson (SWHC) stock. This gives the...

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Cuba: A New Economic Opportunity
Feb23

Cuba: A New Economic Opportunity

Time is winding down for the World’s Dictators Club. According to PlanetRulers, in a world comprised of 196 sovereign nations, there are currently 47 run by Dictators in authoritarian regimes. That’s down from 60 back in the early ‘70’s. So we’re moving in the right direction. But it’s not good enough. The world is being awoken and all of the dominoes are in play. People desire freedom and an opportunity to shape their own destiny....

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3 Facts About GM You Did Not Know
Dec16

3 Facts About GM You Did Not Know

General Motors ($GM) , the famed automaker that almost went out of business in 2008, has had a less than stellar 2014, with its stock currently down 20% on the year and the company having disappointed on almost all of its expectations. Some expect the company to rebound but others are reticent after such a brutal year. That being said, GM is an iconic American company with a lot of history. Let's check it out some interesting facts...

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How to Fill In IRS Form W-8BEN
Nov14

How to Fill In IRS Form W-8BEN

W-8BEN, “Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for Untied States tax Withholding and Reporting” Here's how to fill in IRS form W-8BEN If you are a non U.S. legal person and your primary residence is outside of the U.S. you will be required to fill out a form W-8BEN when applying for a U.S. individual brokerage account. The purpose of the form is: To document your foreign status and prove that you do not need to pay taxes...

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Media Stocks Triumph from Supreme Court’s Aereo Ruling
Jun26

Media Stocks Triumph from Supreme Court’s Aereo Ruling

If you own shares from media frontrunners such as CBS Corporation ($CBS), 21st Century Fox ($FOX), or Disney ($DIS), the 6-3 Supreme Court decision on Aereo’s legal abilities will have you ready to splurge on a fancy dinner tonight! What is Aereo? Launched in 2012, Aereo, a start-up streaming service based in New York City, allows its subscribers to access live television streams through their internet-connected devices. To...

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