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John Coumarianos is an Analyst for Clarity Financial, LLC, and is a contributing editor to the Real Investment Advice Website. He has been an analyst at Morningstar and a writer for MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. He specializes in value investing.

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EC Closed-End Fund Discounts
It’s debatable whether the recent stock market slide created some bargains, but there’s another corner of financial markets where inefficiencies prevail more regularly – the closed-end fund universe.
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Analyzing This Year’s Market Returns
Many investors assume their accounts have achieved good returns this year. After all, the S&P 500 Index is up nearly 9.5% through October 8, including dividends.
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Bubbles And Zombies
They say nobody rings a bell at the top of the market. But whether this is the top or not, two prominent market observers and historians, Robert Shiller and Edward Chancellor, are expressing concern.
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Q3-Market Performance Review
Investors should know that domestic stocks are considerably overpriced by any valuation metric one chooses to use. That doesn’t mean they can’t get more expensive.
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Big Apartment REITs Aren’t Yielding Enough
The six largest publicly traded apartment REITs are now paying dividend yields of less than 3.5%.
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Learning Emotional Control From This Year’s Market Moves
The S&P 500 Index ended August up 9.94% for the year. But that seemingly happy statistic doesn’t indicate what an investor might have felt at various points during the year.
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