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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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Emerging Markets: Acting Badly & Getting Cheaper
Emerging market stocks have lost their luster for US investors in 2018. After gaining more than 35% in 2017, the MSCI Emerging Markets index dropped by 6.7% over the first two quarters of 2018.
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Facebook Follow-up: Looking At Two Other Tech Darlings
It’s hard to know if Facebook’s problems represent the technology sector’s comeuppance.
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EC Is Facebook Worth Its Current Price?
Facebook has converted $0.40 of every $1.00 in revenue into free cash flow over the past few years. Facebook would have to increase its revenues by more than 12% annually for the next decade to justify the current stock price.
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Do You Have Too Much Stock Exposure?
If you’re retiree trying to use your saved capital to generate income, you’re basically trying to construct a pension for yourself.
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Inverse ETFs Don’t Always Work
Holding some extra cash can help combat a volatile, overpriced market. That doesn’t mean selling all your stock holdings if your investment goal is years away, even if you think stocks are overpriced.
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Are Stock Multiples Moving Targets?
Many observers dismiss, or at least question, the market’s rise since around 2013 as mere “multiple expansion.” That means the prices of stocks have risen disproportionately to underlying earnings.
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