• Michael Lee
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  • Dow Jones Industrial Average . Exchange-traded fund . Moving average . S&P 500 . SMA . Stock market . United States .

The S&P 500 recently broke support and is now-- as of this writing-- lingering just below its 200-day simple moving average (SMA). Though there is hope for our equities markets to stay strong throughout the year, a major break in support raises a big red flag. If the S&P 500 continues to fall, breaking its 200-day SMA, additional support will likely not be found until the index reaches the-- somewhat far off-- $1,200 level... Read the full article at: http://seekingalpha.com/article/640361-s-p-breaks-support-83-inverse-equity-etfs-to-use-as-a-hedge

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  • Michael Lee
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  • Business . Equities . Investing . MACD . Price level . Return on equity . Stocks and Bonds . Support and resistance .

Five Star Quality Care Inc. (FVE) has a P/B of 0.52 with a ROE of 28.02%. The company holds an average analyst price target, from a total of three analysts, of $4.73, 54.57% above its current price of $3.06. The stock has used the $3.00 price level as strong support throughout 2012. As it is now trading just above this level, at $3.06, investors may find opportunity in this entry point... Read the full article at http://seekingalpha.com/article/598501-15-stocks-with-over-20-return-on-equity-selling-for-less-than-book-part-ii-20-to-30-roe

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  • Michael Lee
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  • Business . Equities . Investing . Return on equity . ROE . Stock . Stocks and Bonds .

As worries in Europe continue to push markets downward, many stocks are now selling at a relative discount. This two-part series will focus on stocks that appear undervalued due to low price-to-book ratios (P/B) and high, over 20%, return on equity (ROE). A company's price-to-book ratio and return on equity are generally good fundamental statistics to look at when beginning a search for value opportunities. A low P/B, a ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its actual…

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  • Michael Lee
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  • Business . Closed-end fund . Exchange-traded fund . Investing . Mutual fund . NAV . Net asset value . Trade .

I am a value investor and, when investing in stocks, I often seek out companies that appear undervalued. Closed-end fund (CEF) values can often be found in a similar fashion. The net asset value (NAV) of a CEF is the total value of all the securities in the fund divided by the number of shares and, therefore, represents the true current value of the fund. The market price of the fund, however, often varies from the NAV. When the fund's…

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  • Michael Lee
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  • Business . CAVM . CYD . Equities . Investing . JCS . NRP . Price/sales ratio . Return on equity . SMRT . Stocks and Bonds . Support and resistance .

Below is a list of five equities with significant upside, 35% average, that are trading just above strong support. 1. Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS), a communication equipment manufacturer, is currently trading at $12.88; just above support at $12.50. This stock has not spent more than a few sessions below this strong support level since October, 2010. Of notable fundamental statistics, Communications Systems, Inc. has a very low price to sales ratio (P/S) of 0.76, a strong return on equity (ROE)…

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  • Michael Lee
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  • Apple . Best Buy . Business . Dell . Equities . Gladstone Investment Corporation . Investing . LDK Solar . Return on equity . Stocks and Bonds . Support and resistance . Thompson Creek Metals .

Below is a list of five equities that have been on my watch list and, with over 25% average upside, are worth a second look: 1. Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (TC) is an industrial metals and minerals company that, as of this writing, is trading at $6.10. This current trading price is just above, what appears to be, very strong support at $5.75. The company touched this support level last October but has not remained below this price for…

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  • Michael Lee
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  • Business . CEF . Closed-end fund . Exchange-traded fund . Funds . Income . Investing . Investor . Mutual fund . Net asset value .

The theoretical safety and predictability of mutual funds has, at times, attracted the conservative investor in me. But the actual transaction, unlike buying and selling stocks or ETFs, always left me wanting more excitement, more involvement. Closed-end funds (CEF), with their mutual fund-like management and their equity-like tradability, offer, in my opinion, a wonderful option for conservative, yet actively involved investors, like me. As CEFs pay out before-tax distributions to investors, they are also a great choice for those looking…

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  • Michael Lee
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  • Bullionvault . Business . Equities . Investing . Investment . Investor . Stock market . Stocks and Bonds .

As any investor will no doubt be aware, it is extremely important to keep track of your investments. Thankfully, there are a number of ways in which investors are able to do this. If you are keen to make the most of the investments which you have, then here are a few ways in which you might choose to keep track of them. One of the best ways to keep track of the investments which you have is via the…

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  • Michael Lee
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  • Business . Exchange-traded fund . Investing . Investment . Investor . Market trend . Stock market . Stock Market Crash . Stocks and Bonds .

Some are calling the rally we have seen since the start of 2012 a bear trap, an insignificant bounce that will soon lose momentum and drive our markets down further. Extreme skeptics are even predicting that we will see a stock market crash in 2012 similar to that of 1929. Do I believe it? Not really, but I'm prepared for the worst, and you should be too. The success of great investors generally isn't due to an ability to predict…

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  • Michael Lee
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  • $100 billion . aapl . Apple . Facebook . fb . goog . Google . Initial public offering . IPO . P/E ratio . Wayne Gretzky . znga .

Yes, Facebook changed the world. But should you buy the IPO hype? I say no, and here's why. Let's start with the numbers. The company, with an expected valuation of $75 billion to $100 billion, is profitable but not as profitable as it should be to put up numbers like that. With a 2011 revenue of $3.8 billion and an operating profit around $1.5 billion, the company has an operating margin of 39.74% (Kapitall); nothing to write home about. Top…

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