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

P&G Waiting on Action From Ackman

Aug. 21, 2012, 11:33 am EDT – Investor Bill Ackman just upped his stake in P&G and investors are wondering what he plans to do with his stake given his reputation for hands-on investing More 

Make Portfolio Diversification a Key Investment Tool

Jul. 15, 2012, 10:00 am EDT – The investment portfolio landscape has changed over the last 10 to 15 years with high volume trading and ETF's, so a larger diversification effort is required More 

A Sobering Look at Coincident Indicators Suggests Trouble

Jul. 1, 2012, 9:00 am EDT – Economic policy is not helping the economy, and with employers thinning the roles and cheap money awash in the system, my indicators suggest big problems ahead More 

One Cruddy Year So Far

Jun. 17, 2012, 9:00 am EDT – The year so far in the market has been poor, and all of Richard Young's indicators suggest it will remain so through the year. Prepare your portfolio More 

Duke Energy: A No. 1 Stock Pick

Jun. 16, 2012, 10:02 am EDT – Duke Energy will become the largest utility in the U.S. after a merge with Progress, and with a 4.4% dividend yield, DUK is a strong buy for the portolio More 

Investing in the Nordics

Jun. 16, 2012, 8:05 am EDT – 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 EDT – 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 EDT – 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 EDT – 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 EDT – 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