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Stocks

Darwin’s Portfolio – The Full Monty

The Full Monty.  My trading portfolio in all its glory. I used to update readers on my portfolio holdings and performance at Everyday Finance, but that blog was recently locked up in unceremonious fashion by the Blogger team at Google, so until that is resolved, there may be some cross-content over here at Darwin’s Finance. […]

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Why were the Risk-Averse so Heavily Invested in Stocks?

Akin to how our grandparents’ generation is known for their thrift and frugality from living through the Great Depression, our generation may very well be known for a similar sort of risk-aversion…a changed generation of humility and financial conservatism, after seeing the worst financial conditions and stock market deterioration in our lifetime (note: in our […]

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Stocks Making New Highs in Surprising Places

What if I told you a year ago that the Dow Jones Industrial average would have lost over 50% of its value and that the leaders in the market would be selling pasta and, while the big three automakers were decimated, an auto parts supplier would also be a shining star.  In my latest update […]

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Using Google Search Trends to Exploit Market Moves

In thinking about market trends and how demand for goods and services (and hence subsequent share prices) is driven by human psychology, media coverage and herding, a lightbulb went off.  I wondered if there was a correlation or leading indicator in Google search trending for various terms and subsequent share prices.  It’s evident that for […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Start Investing in Stocks?

This is the proverbial question for which there is no simple answer.  Much depends on a prospective investor’s risk tolerance, investment horizon and personal financial situation.  However, given the current economic malaise, investors have been holding much cash on the sidelines.  Often times, when market capitulation occurs and both retail and institutional investors throw in […]

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SuperFund Review – Are the Returns Too “Super” to be True?

After a barrage of commercial television advertisements, I decided to check out what the SuperFund was all about.  Upon seeing the commercial, the name SuperFund jogged some memories of a prior article I read and bam!, it hit me.  I had read about it in this BusinessWeek article years ago.  Perhaps the mental affiliation with a […]

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37 High Yield Mega-cap Stocks

In an effort to highlight the dearth of available blue chip organizations with high market capitalization providing investors with a high yield as a result of the recent market downturn, I’ve captured the stocks with Market Capitalization of over $25 Billion that yield at least 5%.   This data is current as of 1/11/09.  The following […]

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