Yearly Archives: 2009

Hedge Clarification—For One Reader

One reader has been trying to repeatedly post some rude commentary to this blog. Of course, as is the case with spam attempts and nasty comments, they don’t get published; they go directly where they belong—in the trash can. Since … Continue reading

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Unlucky Seven

The market was working on its 7th straight day of gains, when a last hour sell-off pulled the indexes from achieving this feat. Consecutive gains of more than 5 days in a row are rare indeed and are usually followed … Continue reading

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More On Dividends And Sell Stops

Reader Trevor wants to clarify the adjustments that have to be made to the basis for calculating the sell stop when dividends are a being paid: I am a bit confused about the treatment of dividends having read your recent … Continue reading

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Distribution Time

It’s this time of the year when mutual funds and ETFs declare their year-end distributions. If you use any of the online services like Yahoo, MarketWatch, etc. to track your gains and losses, you have to make adjustments when dividends … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Great Expectations

MarketWatch looked at Morningstar’s “best funds” recommendations in Stupid Investment of the Week. Here are some highlights: Morningstar Mutual Funds started listing the best funds for the year ahead six years ago. Typically, most funds that have made the list … Continue reading

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Be A Control Freak

Reader Don is looking to generate income and had this to say: Do you think Master Limited Partnerships have a place in a retiree’s portfolio, looking for income? Thanks for your weekly musings on the market.I don’t know anything about … Continue reading

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