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  • The best presentation at the seventh annual Value Investing Congress came from David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital. Einhorn started his hedge fund in 1996 with less than $1 million in...

  • It's always tough to buy stocks when you should - just like it takes guts to be the first person to jump into the ocean after a shark attack, even in places where those are rare events.

  • The Strategy that Profits in Any Market Environment SmallCapInvestor.com - Thu, Oct 13, 2011 11:50 AM EDT

    A vertical credit spread is the combination of selling an option and buying an option at different strikes which lasts roughly 10 - 40 days.

  • The First Step to Success SmallCapInvestor.com - Tue, Oct 11, 2011 10:12 AM EDT

    Dealing with the bid/ask spread is an inevitable part of the options arena. 

  • The Only Investing Strategy That Always Works (MCD, KMB) SmallCapInvestor.com - Mon, Oct 10, 2011 11:10 AM EDT

    Remember that a long-term strategy for success means buying stocks when they are cheap and selling when they are expensive, or when you have gains. I urge you to stick by this strategy - it...

  • The low interest rates continue to encourage consumers to borrow, and penalize those who have saved money over the years.

  • Are Yahoo's Days Numbered? (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG) SmallCapInvestor.com - Wed, Oct 5, 2011 11:08 AM EDT

    Jack Ma, the chairman of the Chinese Internet conglomerate Alibaba Group, said last week that he is "very interested" in buying Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO - News).

  • A Note From Our Income Analyst SmallCapInvestor.com - Wed, Sep 28, 2011 10:26 AM EDT

    Consumer spending trends consistently higher for the most part, and has been trending consistently higher since the second quarter of 2009.

  • Can gold really keep going up in price? SmallCapInvestor.com - Fri, Sep 23, 2011 9:00 AM EDT

    As the Chief Investment Strategist for an investment research firm, I'm frequently asked two questions about gold. 1 - Can gold really keep going up in price? And 2 - What's the best way to...

  • Time to Buy Junior Gold Stocks (GDXJ) SmallCapInvestor.com - Thu, Sep 22, 2011 9:30 AM EDT

    As an analyst, I'm not only interested in how high gold might go over the next year. My suspicion is that it will go much higher than $1800.

  • They Don't Think You're Smart Enough... SmallCapInvestor.com - Wed, Sep 21, 2011 10:14 AM EDT

    Don't let Wall Street tell you that you're too stupid.

  • Invest with the Likelihood of the Seasons SmallCapInvestor.com - Thu, Sep 15, 2011 11:16 AM EDT

    We can profit from this seasonal tendency and others as they exhibit repetitive price patterns throughout the year. 

  • Something Strange is Happening... (IWM, GDX, GDXJ) SmallCapInvestor.com - Fri, Sep 9, 2011 11:23 AM EDT

    Something very unusual is happening this month - and it could mean that we'll be in for some extreme market volatility over the next few weeks.

  • A Great Buying Opportunity for This Healthcare Stock (ALGN) SmallCapInvestor.com - Thu, Sep 1, 2011 11:19 AM EDT

    The healthcare market is one of the strongest areas in the American economy. U.S. healthcare system costs have doubled over the past ten years. And I think they will double again in...

  • Don't Miss the Mania Stage SmallCapInvestor.com - Wed, Aug 31, 2011 11:34 AM EDT

    We're not yet in the mania stage for gold. We could be as close as a year, or as far as 5 years, but we're just not there yet. Take a look at the chart below, which shows gold compared...

  • Why This Strategy is Imperative to Overall Portfolio Success (SLV, IWM) SmallCapInvestor.com - Tue, Aug 30, 2011 11:08 AM EDT

    As an options trader I am often asked about my favorite options strategy for producing income. And recently, after working with Ian Wyatt on an issue for SmallCap Investor Daily,...

  • One of My Favorite Ways to Play Gold Right Now SmallCapInvestor.com - Fri, Aug 26, 2011 12:01 PM EDT

    It seems like almost every analyst with even a small interest in gold is on the GLD bandwagon. The exchange traded fund introduced by State Street Global Advisors in November of 2004 has so...

  • Are You 'Back to Even?' Here's How to Stay There SmallCapInvestor.com - Tue, Aug 23, 2011 10:44 AM EDT

    If you're like most investors, you're probably looking doubtfully at this stock market. Is it worth the risk now that many of us are back to where we were before the 2008 crash? ...

  • The New, Most Accurate Fear Indicator SmallCapInvestor.com - Mon, Aug 22, 2011 11:30 AM EDT

    In the most recent edition of the Sunday New York Times, Brian Stelter wrote an article about how "...increased market volatility is helping the ratings of business TV channel CNBC". ...

  • Tuesday's Top Performing Small Cap Stocks (RLRN, FN, PTX, VSEC, FSTR) SmallCapInvestor.com - Wed, Aug 17, 2011 10:09 AM EDT

    All good things come to an end, and the curtain came down on a three-day run-up in small-cap stocks on Tuesday. The Russell 2000 Index fell for the first time since August 10, after...

  • Small Is Beautiful (GM, DAL, VBK, SPY, MDY) SmallCapInvestor.com - Wed, Aug 17, 2011 9:34 AM EDT

    Read any basic investment book and it will tell you that small-cap stocks are riskier than large-cap stocks. On an individual basis, that may be true. However, if you do your...

  • The Income Strategy of the Future SmallCapInvestor.com - Mon, Aug 15, 2011 11:19 AM EDT

    As a great options trader once told me - professional options traders are a different breed. We take a statistical, mathematical, rational approach to the marketplace. We add another layer...

  • Friday's Top Performing Small Cap Stocks (MDS, MNKD, FXCM, FOE, DCTH) SmallCapInvestor.com - Mon, Aug 15, 2011 9:50 AM EDT

    A rough-and-tumble week on Wall Street came to a close Friday on a slightly positive note for both small-cap and large-caps stocks. Despite the struggles that saw wild day-to-day...

  • Thursday's Top Performing Small Cap Stocks (AONE, AIQ, KV.A, INSM, CXPO) SmallCapInvestor.com - Fri, Aug 12, 2011 11:37 AM EDT

    Small-cap stocks led Wall Street higher on Thursday, as U.S. markets experienced another riptide session of massive swings and overheated volume. The Russell 2000 Index...

  • Free Gold Continued SmallCapInvestor.com - Fri, Aug 12, 2011 10:58 AM EDT

    Yesterday I discussed a brief history of Keynesian monetary policy, and how it is becoming increasingly difficult for our Government to maintain their policies further. The problem...

  • The Best Income Strategy for Small Caps (SLV, IWM) SmallCapInvestor.com - Thu, Jul 21, 2011 12:24 PM EDT

    As an options trader I am often asked about my favorite options strategy for producing income. And recently, after working with Ian on an issue for SmallCap Investor Daily, "What...

  • Chuck Royce Discusses Small Caps SmallCapInvestor.com - Wed, Jun 15, 2011 8:57 AM EDT

    Small cap stocks have more than come into their own in the three plus decades since the legendary small cap guru Chuck Royce revealed his potential to the world of the investing....

  • Small Cap Investment Strategy Reaps Substantial Gains SmallCapInvestor.com - Thu, Jun 9, 2011 3:25 PM EDT

    Over the past couple of weeks the stock market has appeared to be on increasingly shaky ground. The economic data coming in has been quite disappointing, suggesting that U.S. GDP growth in...

  • Friday's Top Performing Small Cap Stocks (AIRM, CASC, ZQK, SOLR, IPSU) SmallCapInvestor.com - Mon, Jun 6, 2011 10:31 AM EDT

    Friday's Top Performing Small Cap Stocks

  • Free Donut Day: Does It Mean Krispy Kreme's (NYSE: KKD) Stock is a Buy? SmallCapInvestor.com - Fri, Jun 3, 2011 10:45 AM EDT

    On a day the media has termed 'Free Donut Day', shares of Krispy Kreme are receiving investor interest.

  • The best performing small cap stocks on June 2nd.

  • Famous Contrarian is Bullish on Mexico SmallCapInvestor.com - Wed, Jun 1, 2011 11:29 AM EDT

    Famous contrarian Dr. Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, recently sat down with Bloomberg news to give his current views on the global economy.

  • Tuesday's Top Performing Small Cap Stocks (AGYS, FCEL, CV) SmallCapInvestor.com - Wed, Jun 1, 2011 11:03 AM EDT

    Tuesday's Top Performing Small Cap Stocks

  • This Old Wall Street Darling Deserves Another Look (KKD, GMCR) SmallCapInvestor.com - Thu, May 26, 2011 9:49 AM EDT

    Did you know that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts just reported its first profitable year since 2004? Do you care? Well, you should. A number of years ago, the...

  • Our Commodity Guru On the Next Commodity Bull Market (AWK, MSEX, ARTNA) SmallCapInvestor.com - Tue, May 24, 2011 4:44 PM EDT

    Today, I would introduce our commodities guru Kevin McElroy, the editor of Wyatt Investment Research's daily e-letter, Resource Prospector. Kevin is well-versed on all ...

  • Take Another Look at This Canadian Silver Miner SmallCapInvestor.com - Mon, May 23, 2011 9:15 AM EDT

    I’ve heard many people on Wall Street state that silver IS the market right now. The metal entered the year around $30 an ounce having climbed sharply in...

  • My Largest Small Cap Holding SmallCapInvestor.com - Fri, May 20, 2011 8:52 AM EDT

    If you asked my wife or my employees what kind of investor I am, they'd probably tell you that I'm a growth-oriented value investor. I made my bones as an ...

  • What You Need to Know Before Using Options on Small Cap Stocks SmallCapInvestor.com - Thu, May 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT

    I rarely, if ever, discuss options in the Small Cap Investor Daily. However, the number of questions from readers has recently picked up regarding this fast...

  • Our Stock Screen Delivers an Israeli Software Company (MNDO, CTCH) SmallCapInvestor.com - Thu, May 19, 2011 10:02 AM EDT

    Yesterday in "Google, But for Finding Great Stocks", I discussed the value of stock screeners as a powerful tool to find potentially great stocks. I went...

  • Google, But for Finding Great Stocks SmallCapInvestor.com - Tue, May 17, 2011 3:36 PM EDT

    Selecting good stocks isn't easy. Whether you're focused on small cap growth or large cap value and everything in between, there are so many stocks to choose from. ...

  • Monday's Top Performing Small Cap Stocks (PRM, VITA, ENOC, DVOX, SPMD) SmallCapInvestor.com - Tue, May 17, 2011 7:37 AM EDT

    I've said it many, many times: every day there is an opportunity to make big returns in the market on a percentage basis. This is the lure of investing in stocks generally, and in small...

  • The Truest Way to Measure Growth SmallCapInvestor.com - Mon, May 16, 2011 4:18 PM EDT

    You have to sell something in order to grow. It may sound ridiculous, but one of the most important factors for a small cap growth stock is that it is actually ...

  • A Small Cap Semiconductor Stock You Should Know About SmallCapInvestor.com - Fri, May 13, 2011 1:22 PM EDT

    ***With the Russell 2000 trading near it's all time high, now isn't the time to buy a small-cap index fund such as the iShares Russell 2000 . Rather, now is the ...

  • A Dividend Stock For The Outdoor Enthusiast (VFC) SmallCapInvestor.com - Wed, May 11, 2011 10:50 AM EDT

    After a long winter that will be remembered for a remarkable amount of snowfall here in the northeast, it appears that spring has finally arrived in Vermont. The last of the snow...

  • Next Steps Following Last Week's Commodity Implosion SmallCapInvestor.com - Mon, May 9, 2011 5:10 PM EDT

    What a week it was. The first week in May brought a huge correction in commodities - most notably oil and silver. Trading volume of stocks that explore, pump and mine these...

  • Preventing the Most Common Form of Cancer (DUSA) SmallCapInvestor.com - Fri, May 6, 2011 2:16 PM EDT

    Right now, about 58 million Americans suffer from the most common form of skin pre-cancer - Actinic Kerotosis . I say pre-cancer because with the right treatment, this...

  • Preventing the Most Common Form of Cancer SmallCapInvestor.com - Fri, May 6, 2011 1:49 PM EDT

    Right now, about 58 million Americans suffer from the most common form of skin pre-cancer - Actinic Kerotosis . I say pre-cancer because with the right treatment, this relatively common...

  • Key Metrics for Spotting Small Cap Stocks (RSOL) SmallCapInvestor.com - Thu, May 5, 2011 2:55 PM EDT

    There are only three letters that investors need to know to be able to find stocks that have the potential for big gains. Those letters are P, E, and G. Combine...

  • Searching for Deals in the 'Little Bakken' (SSN, EOG, CHK, NBL) SmallCapInvestor.com - Thu, May 5, 2011 10:32 AM EDT

    Finding oil out in the Bakken shale in North Dakota is a hot topic for many energy exploration companies. The Bakken formation is known as a...

  • You Don't Need a 'Go Daddy Girl' To Make a Name For Yourself (WWWW) SmallCapInvestor.com - Tue, May 3, 2011 4:34 PM EDT

    In 1997 Bob Parsons founded a software development company to build websites for customers. Twelve years later, Go Daddy.com had established itself as a market leader - both in...

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