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Prophecies from the Tongue of the Snake

Speculating in this apocalyptic poem, John Reizner offers food for thought on the prospective turn of events in America and the Middle East.  John rhymes as President Obama negotiates with Iran for a nuclear deal and the U.S. economy still struggles to regain its footing in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

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The Odds of a U.S. Stock Market Panic – Or of an Economic Renewal

Directional moves in the Chinese stock markets may act as the "canary in the coal mine,"  for our stock market. Their direction may precede changes in trend in our market. John Reizner addresses in this post whether or not financial marke conditions are simliar in form today to those right before the crash. He cites part of his prescient 2007 article written before the financial crisis where he noted an unsupported speculation in the stock market.

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Lost your Stock Market Investing Mojo? Read this!

Are you a long term investor or a trader? Author John Reizner compares the value of long term investing as a means of creating wealth over time versus trading stocks for a living in order to produce wealth on a repetitive basis. John also discusses the personality traits of each investor profile.

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What has Become of America? Musings of an Equities Investor

Author and stock market investor John Reizner discusses his investing experiences in the aftermath of the financial crisis. He talks about the difficulties many families faced in rebuilding their financial lives after the meltdown and continue to experience in an economic recovery that is chiefly rewarding only those with substantial assets in the U.S. stock market - leaving behind a hollowed middle class and many millions just barely making it financially.

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Inflation, QE2 and Financial Survival in 2011: Five Questions to Ask

In 2008 few Americans were privy to the discussions that determined whether the world financial system would completely implode or be saved. Wall Street was crashing while policymakers argued about what was to be done in the little time before the unthinkable could happen.
 

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Visionaries and the Stock Market: An Introduction

Consider that one may think of certain equities investors, who may possess the ability gained through education and/or long experience, to anticipate the probable long term future direction of the stock prices of individual companies or the stock market in general, as investors with both vision and conviction.

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U.S. Stock Market, Precious Metals and Fed Watch: October 10, 2010; Pre-U.S. Midterm Election Letter

Wednesday, October 6, 2010's Wall Street Journal's front page headline read: "Central Banks Open Spigot.... Japan launches Bond Buying, Fed Officials Urge More Easing."

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Deflation Risk May Now Threaten Many Asset Classes

The immediate force starting in May 2010 with which our investments may have to reckon may be deflation (lower or stagnant prices) throughout our economy and in asset classes such as the stock market, oil, silver and potentially gold.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 10136.6 on Friday, May 28, 2010. Gold closed at $1,212.20 per troy ounce and silver closed at $18.43 per ounce on this date. (Editor's note: oil traded at $74.09 when this post was written).

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Is Taking (Some) Stock Market Profits Appropriate Now?

The stock market may continue to rise - but realizing partial profits at the present time and in the manner described below may be a way to protect your portfolio from a correction and enrich your emergency kitty. In this article, I describe price ranges on the Dow Jones futures continuation chart which may be levels to consider for such investment actions. The Dow Jones closed at 10,038 on the continuation chart on October 22, 2009.

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Silver Rally: Is It Ready for Primetime?

Silver is once again garnering attention as it traded through the $17 per ounce barrier this week.

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