Alex Dumortier

Alex Dumortier

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Alex Dumortier covers daily market activity from a contrarian, value-oriented perspective.

Recent articles





What Does 2017 Hold for ETFs? 3 Trends for Investors to Watch

Exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) represent a legitimate advance in the fund management industry -- one that has been validated by their success. Here are three ETF trends from 2016 that investors can expect will continue shaping the sector through 2017.





What Does 2017 Hold for Penny Stocks?

Penny stocks are low-priced shares belonging to very small companies, with offering documents that the SEC hasn't vetted. What does 2017 hold for these stocks? Fraud, market manipulation, and, ultimately, massive losses.


2 Ways to Lose All Your Money in the Stock Market

You'll need to go somewhat off the beaten path, but it is possible -- easy, even -- to lose all your money in the stock market if you know where to look. Here are two ways to do it.


The Simple Reason I Won't Buy Tesla Motors Stock

That Tesla shareholders approved the acquisition-bailout of SolarCity proves that investing in the company has become an act of blind faith, not a rational financial decision.



What Does 2017 Hold for the S&P 500? Here's Why That's the Wrong Question

Stock market strategists are forming a tight herd when it comes to forecasting the S&P 500's prospects in 2017, demonstrating the absurdity of this game. Investors should be paying more attention to something that matters: forecasts of mediocre long-term returns.


With "Trump Reflation," Mortgage Rates End 2016 Near Five-Year Highs

After falling to historical lows in July, 30-year and 15-year mortgage rates shot up to finish 2016 near their five-year highs. Between the "Trump reflation" and the Federal Reserve's expectation for three rate hikes in 2017, the rate cycle may have finally turned.