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Putting Amazon's Q3 EPS Into Perspective
Update: After Q3 Earnings Miss, Amazon Investors Are Finally Accepting The Truth
The Difference Between DineEquity And Darden Restaurants
Amazon: Profit Nowhere In Sight, Revenue Disappoints
Update: Microsoft Earnings
Global Inflation Update - Continued Disinflation
What Should Investors Make Of Buffalo Wild Wings?
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Market Wrap: Higher Corporate Profits Propel Stocks Upward
Filed under: Earnings, Market News, Global Economy, Investing
If Everybody Hates Yelp, Why Is It Still Growing?
Filed under: Company News, Technology, Earnings, Internet, Investingwww.yelp.comShares of Yelp (YELP) opened sharply lower on Thursday. The website that prides itself on user-submitted reviews of local establishments posted blowout quarterly results, but any
BlackBerry's New Phone Is Square, Hip and Surprisingly Hot
Filed under: Company News, Technology, Market News, Electronics, Investing
Will Rising Profits Help GM Cruise Past Its Recall Fiasco?
Filed under: Company News, Earnings, General Motors, Automotive Industry, Investing
6 Hazards Every Student Loan Borrower Should Beware Of
Filed under: Student Loans, College, Financial Aid
AT&T Quarterly Earnings: By the Numbers
Filed under: AT&T, Earnings
How to Salvage Shrunken T-Shirts and More -- Savings Experiment
Filed under: Savings Experiment, Did You Know#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-739636{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-739636, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-739636{width:570px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-739636).style.display=none;}catch(e){}Sometimes we waste money by assuming used or worn items should be tossed. However, theres a way to salvage
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iconThe Kirk Report

Eliminate All Hero Worship
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams As my father once told me – you have a very important decision to make in your
Read Less During Times Of Stress
It is no secret that the financial media loves it when the market experiences some difficulty. They are after all in the business of selling advertising and, when the market goes down, their readership goes way up and they make
Forgive Yourself
“Forgiveness clears out the residue of the past. Until we forgive ourselves for what we did, did not do, or should have done, we will repeat our patterns. But when the mind is clear of guilt and shame, it focuses
The Best Christmas Gift
Many publish holiday buy lists to their followers this time of the year. Like many of you do, I enjoy reading some of these in order to get some new ideas for Christmas presents especially for those who are a
Teach Yourself To Focus
“Focus cannot be underestimated. I think that is a reason why some of the smartest people don’t become successful; they have a hard time focusing.” – Cyrus Massoumi When Google’s Larry Page asked Steve Jobs for advice before he passed,
Know Your Probabilities
With a just a little know-how and practice, most can begin to recognize basic chart patterns and successfully trade upon them. However, the patterns themselves are of no tremendous or lasting edge. What matters so much more is having the
Keep Your Trades To Yourself
Recently we talked about the challenges related to shadow trading – i.e. the practice of making the same trades or just watching someone else more experienced as a path to learning how to better trade or invest. Today let’s take
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Putting Gratitude in Your Attitude
A while back my daughter was involved in a single-car accident.  She acknowledged that it was the result of careless driving.  The repair estimate was a few thousand dollars.  My immediate reaction on hearing the news
A Look at the Recent Buying Surge
The recent post noted the drying up of downside breadth in the stock market, even as we were posting fresh price lows. 
How Moods and Motivations Impact Trading Performance
A very interesting summary of research on mood and creativity finds that people are most creative when they are in particular states.  First, when mood is positive, people solve problems more easily and are
The Real Source of Trading Success
Thought you might enjoy this graphic I picked up from the web.  Admittedly, its a bit extreme, but it captures something we all see in the trading world:  the allure of getting rich quick
New Views to Start the Market Week
*  Heres a really excellent look at the week ahead and the week just passed from Dash of Insight.  Very thoughtful presentation.  Also check out the best of from Jeffs site.*  Why stock markets
More Bottom Up Stock Market Indicators and How to Use Them
The previous post looked at three market measures that assess strength vs. weakness from the bottom up; that is, by looking at
Looking at Technical Indicators From the Bottom Up
Typically, if we want to use a technical indicator to gauge the strength or weakness of a given market index, we will
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Wrong, Too Early, Does It Matter?
My latest post at Alpha Baskets looks at a bit of a hat
Weekly Market Update
The weekly market update is posted at Alpha Baskets and
Time For Defense?
My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at whether now is the
Weekly Market Update
This week’s Market Update is posted at Alpha Bask
Equities Are Flashing Yellow
Today is a twofer of posts. First up is warning signs f
Ten Years For Random Roger
Today is the tenth anniversary for the Random Roger blo
What Message Is The Alibaba IPO Sending?
This week’s Market Update is posted and covers a
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October 20th Blogger Sentiment Poll
Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (-) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (N) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (-) Dash of Insight (-) Dividend Growth Investor (+) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-)...
October 13th Blogger Sentiment Poll
Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (-) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (N) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (-) Dash of Insight (-) Dividend Growth Investor (+) Elliot Wave Lives On (-) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-)...
October 6th Blogger Sentiment Poll
Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (-) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (N) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (-) Dash of Insight (-) Dividend Growth Investor Elliot Wave Lives On (-) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI...
September 29th Blogger Sentiment Poll
Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (-) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (-) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (-) Dash of Insight (-) Dividend Growth Investor (+) Elliot Wave Lives On (N) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-)...
September 22nd Blogger Sentiment Poll
Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (-) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (N) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (+) Dash of Insight (N) Dividend Growth Investor (N) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (N)...
September 15th Blogger Sentiment Poll
Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (N) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (N) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (+) Dash of Insight Dividend Growth Investor (N) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (N) GEI...
September 8th Blogger Sentiment Poll
Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (-) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (-) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (+) Dash of Insight (+) Dividend Growth Investor (-) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (N)...
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The Developing Compensation Philosophy of the Treasury Department
Here is a link to Gene Sperlings opening statement: http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/tg166.htm#_ftnref3There are some very interesting quotes that help to frame Treasurys philosophy re systematic risk and executive compensation in this statement.Compensation structures that permitted key executives and other financial actors to
Executive Compensation-Government is Not Going Away
Corporate governance is a topic that many of us tend to ignore, leaving it to the institutions or corporate raiders that are looking to influence the strategic direction, the capital allocation, the corporate structures or the compensation structures of business.Yet,
Tiffany & Co-Valuation Seems Generous to Me
On Monday, Tiffany & Co reported what seemed to be somewhat disappointing earnings of $1.09 versus a street consensus of $1.13. TIF actually has had a fairly good history of positive earnings surprises in recent quarters (data courtesy of Reuters):Quarter
Traits of the Successful Investor and the Changing Nature of Brand Loyalty
The year 2010 seems to be progressing as a positive experience following the shaky start in January. The subsequent rally that has transpired since that time has caught many people flat-footed, but that is the price of erratic trading. Most
Book Review-"Even Buffett Isn't Perfect"
I am a complete sucker for investment books. My wife accuses me of owning several thousand books that have essentially the same title, usually some variant of Value Investing, valuation, or intrinsic value, or securities analysis. Of course, I have
John Templeton- The Triumph of Optimism
Sir John Templeton passed away yesterday. He died, much as he spent his life, peacefully.Geoff Gannon (and it is great to have him back in the blogosphere) has an extensive list of articles outlining Templetons life as well as a
An Interesting Screen-Deteriorating Operating Margins and Increasing Capital Intensity
As one would expect, deterioration in operating margins will occur in economic slowdowns. Marginal competitors frequently will try to clear inventories at ever lower margins in order to generate cash flow. I am particularly interested concerned if a company exhibits
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Quest Diagnostics Inc. Quarterly Valuation – October 2014 $DGX
Quest Diagnostics is suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investors only concern is the low current ratio, and the Enterprising Investor is willing to overlook concerns regarding the debt level relative to the current
Petsmart Inc. Quarterly Valuation – October 2014 $PETM
Petsmart is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor, who is concerned with the low current ratio and the high PB ratio. The Enterprising Investor, on the other hand, has no initial issues with the company.Read more
5 Lowest PE Companies for the Defensive Investor – October 2014
Ive selected the five lowest PEmg (price / normalized earnings) companies reviewed by ModernGraham. Each company has been determined to be undervalued and suitable for the Defensive Investor according to the ModernGraham approach. Here is a summary of each companys
Capital One Financial Quarterly Valuation – October 2014 $COF
Defensive Investors, the most conservative level of ModernGraham style investing, may not be interested in Capital One Financial due to the unstable earnings and low earnings growth over the last ten years, but Enterprising Investors should be very interested.Read more
Nvidia Corporation Quarterly Valuation – October 2014 $NVDA
Nvidia should attract all Enterprising Investors with its strong financial condition as it passes all of the investor types requirements. The Defensive Investor should not be so keen on the company due to its insufficient level of earnings growth or
Southwest Airlines Company Annual Valuation – 2014 $LUV
Southwest Airlines does not qualify for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, along with the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor has concerns with the level
November 2014 Issue of MG Stocks & Screens Now Available!
The next edition of ModernGraham Stocks & Screens is now available for premium subscribers! Inside this monthly PDF report and weekly spreadsheet is a listing of all the companies reviewed by ModernGraham (currently 434 different companies) in a handy table
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Truck Tonnage Index
Truckline.com ArticleCompared with October 2008, SA tonnage fell 5.2 percent, which was the best year-over-year showing since November 2008. In September, the index was down 7.3 percent from a year earlier.
Corporate Cash Flow
St. Louis Fed: FRED Graph
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Capacity Utilization
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Corporate Profits
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Capacity Utilization
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Moneyball for Investing
Baseball salaries exploded in the 1990s, forcing owners and managers to completely reevaluate how their teams were run. Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A’s believed he had found a solution. Rather than trying to buy the best players,
Empirical Finance Research Blog
If you are interested in financial research you may want to check out a new project I am starting with a friend of mine who is a PhD student at the University of Chicago. It is called Empirical Finance Research:http://empiricalfinanceresearch.blogspot.com/Our
Bullish on TMA
I captured the following screenshot from Yahoo Finance shortly after the market closed today:This was kind of surprising to me given the performance of
To Whom it May Concern:
This blog is not dead. I am just taking a break. Lots of personal stuff going on, including the recent birth of my first son. I had hoped to work out a combination of names such that his initials would
Buffett Videoconference at MU on Friday
I thought I might help publicize the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business 2008 Forum on Emerging Issues & Trends in Real Estate. That is mouthful. What it means is that on Friday as part of a symposium on
A few thoughts on the Bear Stearns situation
The first lesson that came to my mind when I heard about this debacle was straight from Buffett: Don’t buy what you can’t understand. Was Bear a simple and understandable business? Of course not. Their investments were so complex that
Wrigley Deal and the Annual Meeting
I have been hesitant to jump to many conclusions about the Wrigley deal because I think there are still a lot of unanswered questions about Berkshires involvement in it. Hopefully many of the details will be explained this weekend at
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