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You Ask, Altucher Answers

I've been responding to a new batch of questions posed by members of the Stockpickr community on Stockpickr Answers.

Anybody can ask, respond or comment at Stockpickr Answers; the top responders get ranked in our "Top Analysts" section. Here are a few questions to which I've recently responded. (Note: You may have to scroll through several answers to see my response.)

  • I'm thinking of starting a position in Crocs (CROCS) since I believe it will have strong overseas sales. Any opinions?
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  • Last week, Ken Lewis, CEO of Bank of America (BAC - Get Report), said the company's dividend is safe. Last week Jim Cramer said he is concerned that Countrywide's (CFC) portfolio could take out Bank of America. What do you guys think? Is it safe to pick up BofA for the long term with that nice dividend?
    Click here for Altucher's answer to this question.
  • Market meltdown within three months?
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  • I've been hearing that a large number of Japanese stocks trade below their cash value. Does anyone have any recommendation for a Japanese stock that fits this criteria?
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  • I read that long before my time investors would judge whether the market was overbought and oversold by looking at the S&P's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio. For the past 40 years it's averaged around 17. It's not the same anymore as P/Es have ramped into the 30s and markets went higher, and as P/E's came down the market went down. ....
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  • What is the difference between a direct or indirect insider purchase?
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For an archive of James Altucher's Stockpickr answers, go to and type "James Altucher" under "search for questions." Select "Username - Answered" from the dropdown menu at right, and click "search." The most recent questions will appear first.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund was long BAC, IWM and QQQQ, although positions may change at any time.

James Altucher is president of Stockpickr LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for the Financial Times and the author of Trade Like a Hedge Fund, Trade Like Warren Buffett and SuperCa$h. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback; click here to send him an email. has a revenue-sharing relationship with Trader's Library under which it receives a portion of the revenue from purchases by customers directed there from

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