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Alex DUMORTIER

Alex Dumortier writes a twice-daily column covering topical subjects from a contrarian, value-oriented perspective; he also co-authored 'The Astonishing Collapse of MF Global'. He received his degree in Economics and Political Economy from Princeton University and began his career in the City of London. After having lived in several capital cities, Alex now resides in Washington, D.C.. When he is not reading or writing, Alex likes to run and practice Bikram yoga (a form of "hot" yoga.)

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The Latest Twist in the Least-Trusted Bull Market in History

Professional investors missed the rally that lifted stocks off their Feb. 11 low.

Sat Apr 30

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TMFAleph1 published an article 9:00 AM

3 Tech Stocks Yielding at Least 4% That You Should Be Following

HP Inc., Verizon Communications and Garmin all have dividend yields in excess of 4% now. Here's why investors ought to be following them.

Fri Apr 29

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Warren Buffett vs. Carl Icahn on Stocks: Here's What the Media Misunderstood

Warren Buffett's views on the stock market are much closer to Carl Icahn's than the financial media has portrayed.

Thu Apr 28

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Today's Historic Bull Market: The End of a Golden Era for Investors?

Stock and bond returns over the next two decades are unlikely to match the results of the past 30 years. That's a sobering possibility investors ought to prepare for.

Wed Apr 27

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The Lesson for Every Investor From Warren Buffett's Million-Dollar Bet

Warren Buffett made a 10-year, million-dollar bet on a low-cost index fund. There's a lesson there for every investor.

Tue Apr 26

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

Oil: 1 Story for Legitimate Fundamental Stocks Investors Only

Despite their financial resources, even oil majors could inflict dividend cuts on their shareholders.

Mon Apr 25

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:13 PM

3 Huge Numbers for a Bull Market in Stocks and a Bear Market in Oil

The current bull market in stocks is on the verge of a historic milestone; meanwhile, Saudi Arabia prepares to sell a piece of the crown jewel.

Fri Apr 22

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:52 PM

Friday Roundup: New Blood for Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Extra Mayo for the Banks

Valeant Pharmaceuticals may have found its next CEO. Outspoken bank analyst Mike Mayo continues to press for profitability at Bank of America and Citigroup.

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

Is BP Overpaying Its CEO?

BP plc CEO Bob Dudley's total remuneration rose 20% in 2015, a year that produced a record loss at the company. BP shareholders deserve better than that.

Thu Apr 21

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TMFAleph1 published an article 2:40 PM

Is Citigroup the Best-Managed Large Bank in America?

Citigroup was the only large bank to pass the Fed and the FDIC's latest test, highlighting the scale of improvement at an institution that investors left for dead.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals: What's the Stock Worth Now?

Valuation guru Professor Aswath Damodaran revalues Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and draws some preliminary lessons from this ongoing debacle.

Wed Apr 20

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

This Is Warren Buffett's Most Underrated Talent

Everyone knows the Oracle of Omaha is an exceptional investor, but he's also extraordinary at this.

Tue Apr 19

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

Stocks Turn a Corner, but Are Investors Better Off?

The Dow and the S&P 500 are back up near their highs, but are investors better off for it?

Mon Apr 18

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TMFAleph1 published an article 11:32 AM

Meet a Global Value Investor Who Doesn't Fit the Mold

Charles de Vaulx of International Value Advisors is a highly risk-averse global investor, but he still sees some attractive stocks out there.

Sat Apr 16

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TMFAleph1 published an article 6:21 AM

Here's Why the Fed Failed the Top 3 U.S. Banks

The Federal Reserve tells Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo they're still too big to fail.

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

Bill Ackman Broke His Own Rules Investing in Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman could have avoided a $2 billion loss on Valeant Pharmaceutcals International, if he had just followed his own investing rules.

Fri Apr 15

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

Valeant Pharmaceuticals' Stock in 4 Charts

The story of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's stock is a classic tale of "boom-and-bust." The four charts below tell that tale.

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

Why a Contrarian Analyst Came Around on Bank of America

At times an outspoken critic of the top banks, analyst Mike Mayo is now bullish on the group, including Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc.

Thu Apr 14

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TMFAleph1 published an article 10:58 AM

Don't Go Bats for This IPO

Bats Global Markets, Inc. will try to fly its initial public offering tomorrow for the second time. This plucky exchange operator has built a decent franchise in just over a decade, but is the stock a buy?

Wed Apr 13

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TMFAleph1 published an article 12:00 AM

Is Citigroup Better Managed Than JPMorgan Chase?

Among the top eight U.S. banks, only Citigroup's "living will" made the grade. As a result, the market is taking a fresh look at the institution and its share valuation.

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