Jimmy Butts

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Readers of my premium advisory, Top Stock Advisor, woke up to some good news on Monday morning. Early that day, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) announced it would buy oil refiner Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) in a $23 billion deal, or roughly $152 per share, a premium of about 24% over Friday’s… Read More

Readers of my premium advisory, Top Stock Advisor, woke up to some good news on Monday morning. Early that day, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) announced it would buy oil refiner Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) in a $23 billion deal, or roughly $152 per share, a premium of about 24% over Friday’s… Read More

If I asked you what was going on in the markets in January 2017, I’d bet that most folks wouldn’t recall anything in particular that really stood out. After all, the S&P 500 was climbing to new highs on a near daily basis, and volatility was near all-time lows. Ho-hum. Read More

If I asked you what was going on in the markets in January 2017, I’d bet that most folks wouldn’t recall anything in particular that really stood out. After all, the S&P 500 was climbing to new highs on a near daily basis, and volatility was near all-time lows. Ho-hum. Read More

The pain in her legs was so unbearable that she couldn’t muster one more step… let alone the dozen or so needed to make it to her sorority just down the street. She had to call a friend to pick her up. Nicole Labonte didn’t know what was happening. But… Read More

The pain in her legs was so unbearable that she couldn’t muster one more step… let alone the dozen or so needed to make it to her sorority just down the street. She had to call a friend to pick her up. Nicole Labonte didn’t know what was happening. But… Read More

If you’ve been reading these articles for any length of time, then you know that I talk a lot about emotions and how they can greatly impact whether you’re successful or not in investing… and really everyday life. But we’ll stick mostly to investing in this issue. Gaining a better… Read More

Editor’s Note: Today, we’d like to bring you something a little different. This piece is from Jimmy Butts, one of the top analysts over at our sister company, StreetAuthority. We hope you enjoy…  Here at StreetAuthority, we spend a great deal of our research efforts digging through hundreds of investment… Read More

OK, I know this isn’t what I normally do. And yes, it might sound a bit extreme. But this is so important we need to talk about it.  I still buy and recommend stocks, but as readers of my newsletters know, I talk a lot about reducing risk and risk… Read More

OK, I know this isn’t what I normally do. And yes, it might sound a bit extreme. But this is so important we need to talk about it.  I still buy and recommend stocks, but as readers of my newsletters know, I talk a lot about reducing risk and risk… Read More

More than 50 years ago, Charlie Munger told his partner that, “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” This would become a sort of guiding principle as Munger and Warren Buffett built their empire, Berkshire Hathaway.  Like… Read More

This may sound obvious (or not), but my Maximum Profit system profits from what’s working in the market at any given time — stocks that are already winning. After all, who would you rather pick in a straight-up contest, the hot team with the 10-game winning streak… Read More

This may sound obvious (or not), but my Maximum Profit system profits from what’s working in the market at any given time — stocks that are already winning. After all, who would you rather pick in a straight-up contest, the hot team with the 10-game winning streak… Read More

Construct a game plan, and I promise you will become a better investor. With proper planning and perseverance, Profitable Trading’s Jared Levy was making $600,000 a year trading by the time he was 18. He was also one of the youngest-ever members of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. But without goals… Read More