What I Have Learned from the Market

When you do not pay attention to Mr. Market; he whacks you in the head with a club, to remind you he is still there.

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Why you should Never Write a Check

The nature of the modern banking system makes checks weapons of financial mass destruction; that can wipe out all of your wealth and ruin your credit score, in the blink of an eye.

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A Low Cost Growth Portfolio

It is my belief that a few of these stocks can be used to create a low-cost growth portfolio that would be ideal for retirement or other long-term buy and hold purposes. These equities were chosen for their stability and durability, as well as their low price. Yet they have strong potential for growth, which is what makes them good buy and hold plays.

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Ten Common Stock Picking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Always remember that the first rule of investing is you know just enough to be dangerous. It is what you do not know about a stock that will cost you money, not what you know.

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Ten Lessons that You Can Learn from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

The real basis of Amazon’s success is the infrastructure Jeff Bezos has created. Its Amazon Web Services division, which operates data centers for other companies and the government, reported a net profit of $79 million in October 2015. Amazon ensures package delivery, with 104 fulfillment centers in North America alone. Chain Store Age reported that Amazon’s fulfillment center network is 10 times those of its competitors. The company also operates 69 centers outside North America. While other retailers created websites, Bezos built up the infrastructure that gets the packages to the customers. Build the infrastructure before you market the products.

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Ten Lessons You Can Learn from Kroger

Kroger is far more than just a grocer; it now operates 326 jewelry stores, 1,330 supermarket fuel centers, and 782 convenience stores. Some of its supermarkets now contain cafes, sushi bars, coffee shops, and even gourmet cheese stores. Many of its marketplaces offer clothing, appliances, electronics, furniture and hardware, in addition to groceries. All this gives Kroger a wide variety of streams of revenue. It has helped the company avoid the downturn in traditional grocery sales. One advantage to diversification is that it gives customers a wide variety of reasons to step into a Kroger store.

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Stocks for the Long Haul

This Internet giant could well become the Exxon of the 21st century, a company that is the backbone of the new econmy. Google has a lot of float, and it performs consistently.

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