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Smart Investing

By Brent Wilsey

Why my investment firm is different

I was introduced to a woman last week who asked what I do for a living. When I told her that I run an investment firm, she said, “Oh, my husband does the same thing. He works for UBS.” I get this reaction from many brokers as well that they do the same thing that my firm does.

Volatile markets, stop-loss orders and goodbye

During the last week or so, the stock market has been on quite the roller coaster, trading within the range of 1,230 points and reaching as low as 15,490 on the Dow Jones industrial average.

Jobless statistics by the numbers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its monthly unemployment numbers Sept. 4. There are many misconceptions about how this number is accumulated and reported and I would like to clear up the misperception before the report comes out.

Get ready for Tesla stock shock

I have written about Tesla a couple of times, but I just had to share the new data from the most recent earnings report, and why things for this company are unraveling and how the stock will see lows that will make investors cry.

How long will people collect on long-term care policies?

Last November I wrote about a company called Genworth Financial that declined 38½ percent in one day.

Investing in 3-D printing takes patience

I couldn't help but notice that once again the company 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) has fallen to a new 52-week low. Last week it hit a low of $13.54 per share, a level not seen since the year 2010.

There’s no treasure in Alibaba stocks

If you’ve been watching or listening to the news, you’ve been hearing a lot about Greece and a little bit about China.

Educate yourself on the shell games of Wall Street

During the tech boom of the late 1990s, it became well-known that many companies were using options to pay their employees and not taking the expense of a salary.

A Greek default would sting but not burn

Tuesday is the deadline for the debt-financing agreement with Greece. There has been a lot of talk and worry about this and as I said a few years ago when this was a problem, Greece is a country that is not even the size of New Jersey.

Bonds too risky to qualify as a safe investment

Bond investors have gotten a scare for the past couple of weeks as they have seen interest rates spike more than usual.

Real estate investment isn’t always a good deal

There are three basic investments that investors can generally make.

Michael Kors: A luxury brand to consider

I always try to warn investors about momentum stocks with high valuation ratios.

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Brent Wilsey

Brent M. Wilsey is a highly regarded registered investment advisor and a seasoned financial strategist with over 25 years experience in the field. Wilsey currently owns and operates San Diego-based Wilsey ...

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