Category Archives for Independent Thinking

A Quick Note About Today’s Trade – October 3, 2017

October 3, 2017
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Our Newest Position

August 8, 2017
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A Quick Note About Today’s Trade – August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017
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Philip Morris Earnings “Up in Smoke”? Here’s What the Catchy Headlines Won’t Tell You

July 20, 2017
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Philip Morris (PM) reported an earnings miss this morning and the market had an expected overreaction, sending the stock down more than $4 (over 3%) at the start of trading, hitting a low of $117.55.

The financial media was all over the stock: “Phillip Morris Misses On Earnings, Slashes Guidance” wrote Investor’s Business Daily. “Philip Morris stock slides as it lowers guidance and revenues, earnings miss” was the headline from MarketWatch.

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It’s important to understand why these headlines, with their loaded words and phrases, are so misleading. According to the media, Philip Morris didn’t just lower their guidance, they “slashed” it! The stock doesn’t go down, it “slides.” Sounds much more troubling when you read it that way, right?

You Need to DIG DEEPER

Many investors skip over hidden truths and assume that, just by reading headlines, they’ll be able to discern all the information they need to make an educated decision about a company.

At American Dream Investing, we impress upon our subscribers the need to dig deeper. Most people simply don’t have the time to invest hours of research, which is why we do the heavy lifting and you can then reach your own conclusions.

Listening In

We listened to the Philip Morris earnings conference call this morning, where Chief Financial Officer Jacek Olczak went through the earnings report and fielded questions from analysts.

While listening to the call, we put in an aggressive order

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American Dream Investing Quoted in U.S. News & World Report

July 12, 2017
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We’re proud to appear again in U.S. News & World Report. Here’s my quote from their article “4 Ways to Become a Better Investor”: Be actively involved. Even when you find an advisor you trust, don’t be disengaged. Too many investors blindly hand over their hard-earned money to strangers, investment advisors, hedge fund managers and financial planners to make decisions based on their “best interests,” says Karl Kaufman, founder and CEO of financial membership service American Dream Investing in Boca Raton, Florida. But it’s essential that investors learn how to manage their…

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Following Up on Our Biotech Trade

June 23, 2017
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“Trump Bump” to “Trump Slump”: Why We’re Not Concerned

March 27, 2017
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Trump Bump. Trump Slump. The financial media loves simple catchphrases to describe what’s going on in the market. S&P futures are down this morning as it looks like we’ll see a selloff due to Congress’ inability to repeal and replace Obamacare and continuing fears that tax reform will be more difficult to pass than expected. We think it’ll be easier for Republicans to agree on tax reform than health care reform and tax cuts will pass in due time. In the meantime, market volatility can be good for the opportunistic investor, as the Wall Street…

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How I Consistently Beat the Stock Market As An Independent Investor

February 14, 2017
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This is where the author, a professional investor, promises the reader that for the next 300 pages he’ll thare the secrets of his success. But rule number one, in my book, is: Stop listening to professionals! Peter Lynch, One Up On Wall Street* Click here to Download this Article How many people do you know, who when asked about their investments, respond: “I just give my money to an investment advisor” or “I don’t really want to be bothered with the stock market?” What about you? Have you been reluctant…

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Why You Should Think For Yourself When Investing

December 14, 2016
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  Do you know who Tomaz Cajner, Rebecca Zarutskie, or Marco Macchiavelli are?  They’re Ph.D.s employed by the Federal Reserve using your tax dollars.  Bet you didn’t think you were paying someone named Macchiavelli to influence economic policy! The Fed employs more than 300 Ph.D. economists, yet with all that brainpower, they’re still unable to predict accurately what should be done with the economy.  Back in September, before the election, they were unsure if economic growth factors deemed it appropriate for an interest rate hike. Now, in this afternoon’s announcement, they’re expected to raise…

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