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    Small-Cap’s Road Back To Normal

    Portfolio Manager Chuck Royce (CR) and Co-CIO Francis Gannon (FG) look at both 2Q17 and the year’s first half and see a consolidating asset class ready to make its next move up. What is your take on small-caps in the first half of 2017? Were you surprised that growth outpaced value? CR Coming into this year, we absolutely […]

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Is The Grass Getting Greener?

There are so many game-changers on the horizon that sometimes it’s difficult to keep up. Artificial intelligence. Self-driving cars. Virtual reality. Breakthroughs in energy storage. All of these can upend the status quo and change our daily lives for the better. But cannabis, the plant from which marijuana is derived, is in a class by […]

Why A Bad CEO Could Be Bad For Your Investments

Why A Bad CEO Could Be Bad For Your Investments

Companies may be able to survive a bad CEO, but rarely do they thrive under one. It’s crucial, therefore, that before you invest your money in a company, you take a long look at the person who is running it. Outlined below are the various ways in which a bad CEO could end up costing you […]

Russian stocks

4 Russian Stocks Feeling The Pain

President Trump’s relationship with the Kremlin makes Russian stocks uneasy On Nov. 9, 2016, Russian stocks became no-brainer investments. Throughout the campaign trail, then-real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump promised a friendly posture to Russia. On more than one occasion, Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for being strong and smart. For […]

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Dying Middle Class: The Number Of Americans That Can’t Afford Their Own Homes Has More Than Doubled

Have you lost your spot in the middle class yet?  For years, I have been documenting all of the numbers that show that the middle class in America has been steadily shrinking, and we just got another one.  According to a report that was produced by researchers at Harvard University, the number of Americans that spend […]

Basic Materials

3 Steel Stocks Boosted By Trump

Reports that President Trump is looking at imposing tariffs on imported steel have boosted these steel stocks While U.S. equities in general remain range bound and moribund as investors contend with headwinds like uneven economic growth and a hawkish Federal Reserve, we’re seeing the reappearance of some of the “Trump-flation” trade amongst steelmakers. The Market Vectors […]

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“This Market Is Absolutely 100% Going To Crash”, You Sure About That?

Him: “This market is absolutely 100% gonna crash.” Me: “You sound so certain?” Him: “Just look at the valuations.” Me: “Pricey valuations don’t always culminate in a market crash. There are other factors to consider.” Him: “Trump trade is over, and I’m now 50% hedged on US exposure and net long EMs. Plus, the dollar is finished. […]

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GDXJ Re-balancing Creates Opportunity In Small Cap Names

With the GDXJ down-weighting junior producers, investors might wonder how they can get broad exposure to small-cap mining stocks. Last month I told you about the upcoming rebalance of the hugely popular VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ), and how it would distress shares of junior, small-cap mining stocks. I said then that the […]

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Investing In Disruption

The following is a summary of our recent FS Insider podcast, “Investing in Global Robotics – Interview With ROBO Global’s Bill Studebaker”…  Society Needs to Get Ready For investors looking to gain exposure to the fast-growing robotics industry, there are very few pure-play companies, says Bill Studebaker of ROBO Global (Nasdaq: ROBO). For that reason, […]

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10 Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Now Under $10

If a cheap stock doesn’t have quality and real potential, it’s not a bargain – it’s just low-priced garbage The best cheap stocks to buy now are never sure things. There are many stocks under $10 right now that deserve to be there, and will only get cheaper. However, keep in mind that share value […]

What It Takes To Make A Product Viral

What It Takes To Make A Product Viral

A great TechCrunch piece on Why Amazon is eating the world just put a vintage Jeff Bezos quote back into circulation: I very frequently get the question: “What’s going to change in the next 10 years?” I almost never get the question: “What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?” And I submit […]