New Money


January 2009


Time to Invest in China?

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So far this year, China stocks have taken a beating: According to Morningstar, the best-performing fund year-to-date is a China ultra-short fund. And that's on the heels of 2008's record 53 percent loss in the MSCI China index.

That aside, Money Morning is taking a contrarian stance with 11 reasons ...

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S&P: 4 Internet-Stock Predictions for 2009

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Standard & Poor's just-released The Outlook newsletter contains a few interesting predictions about the market for Internet stocks in 2009:

1. Google will outperform the S&P in 2009.

Google's relationship with Apple will, due to growing competition between the companies, become ...

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Burton and the Case of the Steamy Snowboards

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Despite the fact that it's headquartered in a progressive community in a liberal state, Vermont's Burton Snowboards has been taking a lot of heat lately for an exceptionally edgy line of snowboard designs.

A couple of Vermont ski resorts have banned employees from riding on the boards, which ...

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15 Hall-of-Shame Predictions

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Here's an interesting list (courtesy Marketwatch) of 15 reminders of how "happy talk misled us a decade ago." Drum roll...

1. October 1999: James Glassman, author "Dow 36,000." "What is dangerous is for Americans not to be in the market. We're going to reach a point where stocks are correctly ...

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BlackRock Strategist's 12 Predictions for 2009

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Some good news and some bad from BlackRock's chief investment officer, Bob Doll. His 12 predictions for 2009 (most of the bad news first):

  1. The U.S. economy faces its first nominal GDP decline in 50 years. Declines in wealth, rising savings rates, tight lending standards, and rising unemployment are ...
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    The Genius of the 'Macbook Wheel'

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    Check out The Onion's video spoof of Macworld, which introduces the "Macbook Wheel," a laptop that replaces the keyboard with a giant wheel that makes "everything a few hundred clicks away.

    The best line is from an Apple Fan:  "I'll buy anything if it's shiny and made by Apple."

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    Subaru's Secret: Clever Marketing

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    Subaru's sales rose by just 0.3 percent in 2008, but that's a pretty big accomplishment given that it looks to be the only major automaker to report sales increases for all of 2008. Meanwhile, many major industry players are reporting dramatic declines today, and according to the AP.

    The picture ...

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