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Beware the Noise in the Current Market
Sep 16, 2016

  • The cheapest purchase in Microcap Millionaires history
  • A one-of-a-kind IPO
  • Small caps - the valuation gap is closing!
  • To a man with hammer everything looks like a nail - Mark Twain

In the world of investing, the man with the hammer would be an investor with money in bull market... desperate to join the rally as he sees many other stocks rise with rapidity. With the current market sentiments and valuations, value investing seems old fashioned. Fear of missing out governs investing rationale. Short-term memories and incessant noise from the brokerages don't help.

  • It's hard for a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. - Upton Sinclair

I was not surprised when one of the candidates (from a reputed brokerage) we interviewed suggested that at any point in time , they had to have at least 70% Buy calls.

When we come out with the occasional 'buy at lower price' recommendation - at times irking our subscribers - we are indeed on a road less travelled. But it's better than sending subscribers down a road of no return where they'll get stuck with losses.

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