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Who Can Mess With Superman’s CAPE? How About The POPE?

Okay, okay, enough of you asked for an explanation as to why I ignore those who use the CAPE (Cyclical Average PE) to proclaim the market is overvalued. So here goes. CAPE vs. POPE Is the stock market close to its next peak? After 30-odd new S&P records in 2014, you may be wondering that, […]

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Again: Will The Stock Market Crash?

Do you fear a stock market crash when you see it reaching new highs, like it did seems like all last year? Or, do you wonder if the time for the inevitable stock market crash has finally come when you read about all those Dow drops this week? Welcome to Bite the Bullet Investing, where we specialize in […]

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Your Financial Strategy for 2015

If you didn’t hear about this post by email, here’s a special message to open proceedings for the new year. With all the festivities over, it’s back to work with all of us. Did you have a good December? My wife and I sure did. We packed our little camper and headed out to Death Valley in […]

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Should You Use Your Employer’s 401k Plan?

You might recall the Halloween Horror story of 2014: your 401k plan manager gorging himself on your nest egg. Shudder… stop the madness, as Kevin O’Leary loves saying on Shark Tank. So, now you’re no doubt asking yourself: should I participate in my employer’s 401k plan, or should I consider other avenues of investing? Why use […]

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Gold Revisited

A short while ago, we took a brief look at gold as an investment. Since then, the gold price has mainly gone down, and it has reached the point where I, someone who doesn’t really believe in gold as an investment, am taking a hard second look. Why? Because maybe, just maybe, the gold price […]

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Alpha Beta Risk and Return

My friend Brian called me last year, very excited about a stock he bought the week before, because it had gone up more than thirty percent in that week. Curious, I asked for the details. It was exactly what I feared: he had been talked into buying a penny stock. Now, I root for the underdog as […]

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Baked In And The Efficient Market Hypothesis

When you read discussions on companies and their stocks on places like Fortune, the Wall Street Journal and Seeking Alpha, you’re bound to come across the term “baked in” a lot. Here is a recent example of a headline which includes the phrase, and here and here are two more. So… what does baked in mean, […]

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