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Dividends and Buybacks: What and Why?

‘Tis the season for mergers, from Time-Warner and Comcast to Office Depot and Office Max. What the halogen lamp is happening out there? Don’t they know they’re paying top dollar? That’s not all. Companies are buying back their own stock at all-time highs. Apple announced last year it will buy back $90 billion worth of […]

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Why You Really Need To Know Agency Theory And Fiduciary

Do you know someone who lost money on investments? Perhaps that attractive face in the mirror? Thousands have. And the most common element in all those thousands of portfolio poopers: “Someone else.” Most failed investments start with a broker, friend, columnist, author, relative — someone who said this or that is a great investment. Today’s […]

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Market Timing vs. Entry Point, Part 2

Last week, we started addressing this reader question: “I’ve always heard that with investing (especially for retirement) one should be purchasing stocks on a regular basis – in good times and in bad. What you write here makes sense to me, but where I am getting a late start (48 in a few weeks and […]

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Dogfight: Market Timing vs. Entry Point

I received an email from a Drop Dead Money reader this past week, asking a question: “I’ve always heard that with investing (especially for retirement) one should be purchasing stocks on a regular basis – in good times and in bad. What you write here makes sense to me, but where I am getting a […]

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Dilutive And Accretive Defined

Welcome to another buzzword laid bare for you: dilutive and accretive. No, they have nothing to do with chemistry or your digestive system. Opposites, dilutive and accreitve usually refer to what happens when once company buys another. That’s another buzzword, M&A: mergers and acquisitions. We live in the time of the economic cycle where companies are feeling […]

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Is There Money In Wholesome?

Will you get old one day and switch your movie watching from edgy new blockbusters in theaters, with overpriced popcorn, to “Aww, honey, let’s spare the retirement fund, stay home and watch a wholesome movie in our comfy chair? Why settle for popcorn? We can cook anything our little hearts desire (well, more or less).” […]

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A Valentines Day IPO Story

Tomorrow is the day of love. For 364 days every year it’s okay to kick the cat, sass the teacher, blow off the spouse, ignore the kids/parents and generally indulge yourself while you tell the rest of the world to go to Arizona… but not tomorrow. Tomorrow is the National Day of Love, and what […]

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