October’s Panic Selling May Cost Investors Dearly

A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled Panic or Profit and many folks thought I was just spouting theory.  While that may be, the recent evidence of my “theory” has been proven at least half true thus far. According to the Globe and Mail, panic sticken investors in Canada pulled a record $8.45-billion from the mutual fund market in a stampede for the exits. It was the worst month for

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Finally, Good News For Investors

As we saw on Friday, the current financial crisis has investors all over the world living in fear now. And this time, it’s the government who is helping businesses to bring down what is crippling markets – the credit crunch precipitated by the U.S. housing collapse. Governments in North America, Europe and Asia have provided bailouts to troubled financial institutions, liquidity to money markets and guarantees to banking systems. And

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Your Retirement Income Is On Sale!

Why Do We Invest When We Have No Control? Even during the most trying times for the market, it is important to understand why it is that we are investing our hard earned cash into public companies of which we have little to no control over. It’s true.  We are buying pieces of companies, in the form of common stock, that we have no control over the operations of the

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Colgate Washes Up Another Dividend

The Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) declared quarterly cash dividends of $.40 per common share, payable on August 15, 2008, to shareholders of record on July 24, 2008. For those of you looking for a dividend that is as close to certain as you can get, look no further as Colgate-Palmolive has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1895. Colgate on the Defense With the

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