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What a Marijuana ETF Would Look Like (Updated)

The changes taking place around marijuana for medical use and for recreational use are the biggest in almost everyone's lifetime. There are quite literally billions of dollars up for grabs ...
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The Russia Crash Back On: Bears Loving Putin

Did you remember the White House saying to short Russian stocks in recent months as tensions were mounting between Russia and Ukraine and over sanctions? Well, their timing was way ...
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Yellen Sees Social Media, Biotech, Junk Bonds and Leveraged Loans Overvalued

Fed Chair Janet Yellen offered a bit of a surprise in her semiannual Monetary Policy Report in front of Congress on Tuesday. It may seem like a bit like Alan ...
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World Gold Council Sees Gold Staging a Comeback

The World Gold Council is out with its first half of 2014 review of gold. Readers will want to at least consider that the council will of course look on ...
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ETN Launch: Barclays Women in Leadership

Investors who flock to exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) are soon going to have a very important new ETN to invest in, one geared solely toward ...
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Eleven Ways to Avoid a Stock Market Crash

May has come and gone, and at least so far it looks as though the "Sell in May and Go Away!" theme did not materialize in 2014. Of those who ...
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Friday Surprise: Greece and Spain Get Credit Ratings Upgrades

It seems almost too hard to believe, but we have seen two of the PIIGS upgraded by different credit ratings agencies this Friday. Fitch ratings has raised Greece's sovereign credit ...
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Is the Thailand Military Coup Already Priced Into Markets?

Thailand is supposed to be a destination for the exotic and for beautiful beaches and great history. Currently, it is under a military coup. The nation's military chief announced in ...
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Global Gold Demand Far Better Than Gold Prices Indicate

Now that gold has pulled back from a peak of around $1,900 per ounce to less than $1,300 per ounce, many of the gold bugs have disappeared. What is interesting ...
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India Could Rekindle the Gold Bugs — If the Chart Allows It

India is supposed to be back open for business. After Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party won a majority, this is supposed to be solid for getting India back in ...
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Is Warren Buffett Done Buying Banks and Financial Stocks?

For a bull market to stay alive, you have to have participation from the financial sector. Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has been a financial stock buyer ...
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Big Portfolio Changes for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its holdings as of the end of the first quarter of 2014. We were originally not expecting many major changes to the portfolio. ...
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Can Activist ValueAct Save Symantec and Expeditors?

In the round of 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it turns out that the activist and special situation hedge fund ValueAct Capital Management, L.P. made some big ...
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Why 3D Systems Could Still Keep Falling

3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is signaling all the metrics of a burst bubble for its stock. That is a view that is still hotly debated, and the opinions on ...
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Is Housing Really a Short Again?

It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that months of weak housing data are signaling real underlying problems in the single-family home market. Sure, certain markets remain ...
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