Richard Young
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Editor, Intelligence Report

Richard (Dick) Young is the editor of Intelligence Report, a conservative investment advisory service with a simple focus: diversification and patience built on a foundation of value and compound interest.

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Recent Articles

Investing in the Nordics

Jun. 16, 2012, 8:05 am EST – Nordic countries provide a great opportunity for buyers of foreign stocks, with solid companies throughout the region. Take a look at these 5 plus an ETF. More 

A Serious Faceplant for the Social Network

Jun. 15, 2012, 10:00 am EST – Facebook's IPO was a lot of hype, and the losers were new investors who did not understand the business model or that this was a cash out for early investors More 

Is a Recession Pending? This Indicator Says Yes

Jun. 7, 2012, 12:30 pm EST – The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index watches truck fuel consumption to predict economic trends. The measures are trending towards a recession call. More 

Buying Into High Barrier-to-Entry Utility Companies

May. 21, 2012, 7:00 am EST – Utilities are still one of the best ways to play the market, as it is a high barrier to entry industry. Take advantage of the sector with this ETF play. More 

Income Investors Beware: This Asset Class Is a Guaranteed Loser

May. 10, 2012, 12:23 pm EST – Interest rate risk on recent 10-year U.S. Treasury bond auctions are dangerous to your portfolio, as increases in the rates can wipe out gains quickly. More 

Keep an Eye on the Quarterly Earnings Con Job

May. 8, 2012, 9:00 am EST – Earnings sstimates are provided to stock analysts from the companies themselves, setting up the usual round of earnings "beats" not always what they seem. More 

Consider Vanguard’s Wellington Fund

Apr. 17, 2012, 6:30 am EST – Vanguard's Wellington Fund is an historical mutual fund winner boasting strong returns, a low expense ratio, and a solid portfolio profile of stocks and bonds. More 

Is the Economic Good News a Warning?

Apr. 16, 2012, 2:00 pm EST – So many of the economic indicators experts rely on show incremental gains that make investors happy, but are those gains really warning signs? More 

Top 10 Common Stocks You Want to Own

Mar. 15, 2012, 12:10 pm EST – Our research indicates that these 10 stocks are great buys right now with upside across the board. More 

My Chat With Putin’s Ex-Economic Adviser

Mar. 6, 2012, 6:00 am EST – Speaking with Andrei Illarionov was one of the highlights of a recent Cato Summit. More