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Still selling Intrexon (now Precigen) even though the 293% gain yesterday wasn’t real

Frankly, my first reaction was to think it was a misprint, especially because while the ticker still read XON, the name of the attached stock had changed from Intrexon to Precigen. And it was. A misprint, that is. The print yesterday showed that the stock, a member of my Volatility Portfolio since November 9, 2018, had […]

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Gold in ETFs nears record; what’s next for the yellow metal?

Gold held by ETFs (exchange-traded funds) hit the highest level in seven years on Tuesday as investors and traders piled into the traditional hedge against uncertainty and stock market volatility. Worldwide gold holdings in ETFs rose to 2,561.2 tons as of Tuesday, the highest level since January 2013, according to Bloomberg. Gold holdings at ETFs peaked […]

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No end to selling as coronavirus news, profit-taking drive downward move today

The news from China and about the coronavirus continues to get worse. The death toll has climbed to 82, and at least 2,800 cases have been reported in China. And it doesn't look like the outbreak has been contained with health experts questioning the efficacy of any quarantine and the mayor of Wuhan, the likely […]

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Selling Cirrus Logic out of my Volatility Portfolio on Monday

I was going to wait until just before Cirrus Logic (CRUS) reported earnings on January 29 before deciding to sell. But with the market trending down on fears of the coronavirus outbreak in China (and increasingly globally), I don't see the upside in waiting. Also on a pure earnings story and the gains the stock […]

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Selling Xilinx out of my Volatility Portfolio on Monday

I was going to wait until just before Xilinx (XLNX) reported earnings on January 28 before deciding to sell. But with the market trending down on fears of the coronavirus outbreak in China (and increasingly globally), I don't see the upside in waiting. Also on a pure earnings front and on the evidence of the […]

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Special Report: When to sell; What to sell

Let's be clear about one thing, shall we? I'm not calling for a sell off in 2020. The mere fact that U.S. stocks are trading at all time highs does not mean that the markets will collapse in 2020. A year like 2019, when the Standard & Poor's 500 returned 33% with dividends reinvested, doesn't […]

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Nektar’s new non-addictive opioid NKTR-181 to finally get an FDA advisory vote tomorrow

I understand why the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has moved so slowly on a decision on Nektar Therapeutic's (NKTR) new non-addictive opioid NKTR-181. The last thing the FDA wants to do in the midst of epidemic of opioid addiction is to approve a drug that might be one part of a solution to the […]

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iPhone sales in China show double-digit growth in December

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Another debt warning from the World Bank–and it won’t be the last

Today in its semi-annual report Global Economic Prospect, the World Bank warned, again, of the risk of a new global debt crisis as a result of the biggest buildup in borrowing  in the past 50 years. Of the four waves of debt accumulation since the 1970s, the current binge is by far the largest, fastest, […]

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The first of four not so easy pieces for rebalancing any portfolio but specifically my long-term 50 Stocks Portfolio

In an ideal world, every stock market trend--up, down, sideways--would begin on January 1 and end on December 31. That would make an annual rebalancing of any portfolio as easy as falling off a madly spinning log in a Canadian logging festival. Most market trends don't cooperate. They start early or end late and just […]

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