Useless IPO Advice from Cramer

CNBC quotes Jim Cramer today in an article that is terribly misleading. Of course, their deluding journalism actually becomes dangerous when investors use it as a basis for investing real money.

Cramer is first quoted with the juicy stuff…how to make 30% in one day. If you invest in IPO’s and “If you nail it, if you get in on the right one, you can have gains of 20%, 30%, ...

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Reuters Capitulates, but Don’t Celebrate

Reuters has announced they will no longer release economic data to a select group of subscribers earlier than to the rest of their subscribers. In this case, you could pay more (a lot more) and get information early.

When I say an earlier release of information, I am literally talking about 2 seconds.

Henry Blodget comments on this developing story. He basically says the downside of this announcement is that ...

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Under-performing the S&P 500? You May be Ok

It isn’t always a bad thing to under-perform the S&P 500 index. If you are using it as your investment yardstick, be sure you understand what you are measuring.

Most families have probably been under-performed the S&P 500 index for roughly the last 3 years. If you have, this may lead you to second guess your investment portfolio. Perhaps you are thinking of moving some investments around. Your international investments probably aren’t looking too hot right now.

Asking questions ...

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Hedge Funds for the Masses – Don’t Fall for it

It is always disappointing to see an article like this. Investment banks are working on ways to sell hedge funds with a lower minimum investment. Will they never relent on their mission to screw you out of your money?

Investment banks have been working this way for quite some time now. That is, bringing vehicles that are typically used for larger accounts down to the small account level. ...

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The First Half of 2013 – Too Good to be Predicted?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has had the best first half-year since 1999. Had I told you at the beginning of the year this would happen, would you have believed me?

Right now there is quite a bit of concern in the markets. This is nothing new. In fact, there are always worries in the market. There never has been, and there never will be, a time when there ...

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