Japanese Stocks are In Play: Should You Follow?

April 8, 2013

The Bank of Japan is engaged in the most aggressive quantitative easing in the world (here’s what happened previously to ETFs that went wild following US QE Announcements). If you thought Ben Bernanke’s asset purchases were something, you’ll see the Bank of Japan as a lunatic. After the election of Shinzo Abe, investors moved boatloads […]

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The Case for Small and Mid Cap Stocks in 2013

November 11, 2012

As the dust settles from the presidential election, investors are regrouping to find how to invest for the next four years. A number of trends look good for the small and midcap corners of the investment universe. Here’s what should drive small and midcap stocks in 2013 and beyond: Record bond issuance – As we’ve […]

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ImmunoCellular Therapeutics (IMUC) Stock Review

July 25, 2011

In this week’s installment of highlighting investment opportunities, today, I’m going to cover ImmunoCellular Therapeutics (IMUC). Background ImmunoCellular Therapeutics is a California-based oncology firm with the lead candidate ICT-107 entering Phase II for patients with a particular form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).  IMUC’s primary candidate targets cancer stem cells via a dendritic cell-based […]

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CytRx Corporation Stock Review

May 19, 2011

In another installment of highlighting various investment opportunities, today, I’m going to cover CytRx Corporation (ticker: CYTR).  As a biotech guy myself, I’m always interested in up and coming biotech outfits.  Not only do they often have the potential to jump 100% or more in a single day when a pivotal drug study is released […]

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Why ETFs are So Much Better Than Mutual Funds and Stocks

January 29, 2010

The benefits of ETFs over traditional investment vehicles like stocks and mutual funds have not gone unnoticed by investors and advisers alike. With inflows into ETFs exploding annually while hedge funds and other actively managed funds were brought back to earth during the financial meltdown, it’s worth considering just what makes ETFs so much better […]

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