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Canadian Marijuana Stocks

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Every day, I receive information in my email box about the coming growth in the marijuana business. I’m interested in any future growth companies that could turn into performance tigers like the FANGs: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google. I want to find the next Philip Morris. The Canadian marijuana sector ranks as one of the hottest growth sectors. There is

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What is VIX?

There’s been a lot of talk about the low level of VIX lately. Just this past week Zero Hedge commented on VIX saying, “As Nasdaq melts up faster than Bitcoin, perceived equity market risk has utterly collapsed. VIX just hit 9.92 as NASDAQ hit 6,100 (note the most recent low is 9.39 from 12/15/06 and all-time low at 8.89 on 12/27/93) What is

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Is the Stock Market Overvalued?

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Is the Stock Market Overvalued? ZeroHedge wrote recently, “Looking back through more than a century of financial data, the long-term average P/E ratio for the S&P 500 has been about 15. As of February 23, the P/E ratio for the S&P 500 stock index reached 26.5. That’s high – more than 75% higher than the long-term average. More importantly, since the

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Gold mining shares have a negative correlation to the stock market

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A study by Ibbotson Associates shows that gold mining shares have a negative correlation to the stock market, that precious metals performed best when they were needed the most by providing positive returns during the years that traditional asset classes had negative returns. Ibbotson determined that investors can potentially improve the risk-to-reward ratio in conservative, moderate and aggressive portfolios by

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Bonds: A Ticking Time Bomb

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The old advice of bond ownership during retirement is being turned on its head.  The upcoming interest rate debacle is set to make those bonds a major drag on your retirement account. The Bank of Japan has been on an unprecedented purchasing program of Bonds. So much so that now when it is considering changing the asset purchase strategy, we

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