The Weekly Trader

My latest article for on the one Muppet that trades well, and the eight Muppets that lose money 🙂

Many investors were taken aback last month when an ex-Goldman Sachs executive revealed that clients were sometimes referred to as “muppets” in interoffice emails. If you know anything about Muppets, you’d know that being called a Muppet isn’t necessarily an insult.

This is my latest article for Marketwatch, about Warren Buffett, and his optimistic outlook on the U.S. stock market and economy, versus three doomsayers:

Note: This paragraph was not included in the final version of the article (via the CNBC interview):

Buffett also believes that it’s a great time to buy a home right now, as long as you live in it. “I’d finance it with a 30-year mortgage, and it’s a terrific deal.” If he was the handy type, and Buffett isn’t, he’d buy a couple of houses at distressed prices and find renters. “It’s a leveraged way of owning a very cheap asset now, and I think that’s probably as attractive an investment as you can make now. But I think equities are very attractive compared to everything else.”

I wrote an article about the pros and cons of penny stocks for Marketwatch, which you can find here:

My article is one of the most popular today. In my article, I didn’t include the following information: The penny stock that is being touted by newsletters and on email is NSRS (North Springs Resource Company). Although this dollar stock is on a roll right now, the good times will eventually end. After being up as much as 25% a day on some days, if you made any profits on this penny stock, take the money and run.