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Big Potential In Disney's 'Star Wars: Commander'
By Alcaraz Research:Disney (NYSE:DIS) mobile games found little success among gamers this year. Disney Mobile dropped 12 places to No. 20 among the top 50 game publishers of 2014. However, Disney has a potential blockbuster hit in its new mobile
Hawkish Undertone
By Tim Duy:The Fed continuous to moves toward policy normalization.Slowly. Very slowly.They believe they are making every effort to avoid a premature withdrawal of accommodation. Every step is sequenced. And that sequencing did not allow for the removal of the
AUD/USD - Trying To Stay In Touch With Key 0.90 Level
By Dean Popplewell: By Stuart McPhee AUD/USD for Monday, September 22, 2014In the last few days to finish out last week the Australian dollar found some much needed support at 0.8950 and rallied back up to just shy of the
PayPal: Apple, Amazon Present Threats And Opportunities
By Integrator:There have been a variety of recent developments which have started to alter the competitive landscape within which PayPal (NASDAQ:EBAY) plays. The entry of both Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), and more recently Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) into the payments system would likely have
Why Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Can Make A Comeback
By Amal Singh:Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD) has put in a weak performance on the stock market this year. The companys shares have underperformed the market, losing 8% of their value so far. In addition, Krispy Kreme disappointed Wall Street with
Keurig Green Mountain: This Impressive Gainer Can Deliver More Upside
By Amal Singh:Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) is trading near its 52-week highs. The companys stock is up 80% so far in 2014, driven by its smart strategies. In fact, investors seem to have strong faith in the companys prospects and
GrubHub - Grab Some, Says Bank Of America
By The Value Investor:Shares of GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) failed to gain ground on the final trading day of the week despite receiving some positive comments from analysts.Like many start-up and technology names the current valuation based on todays performance is high,
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Best of DailyFinance: The Week in Review (September 15 - 21)
Filed under: Personal FinanceMichael Tullberg/Getty ImageOur top story of the week was around L.A.s famous Sunset Strip and the plans for various hotel brands to set up shop there and take over
Should You Be Paying the 'Nanny Tax'? 3 Factors to Consider
Filed under: Taxes, Personal Finance, Tax Laws, PlanningGetty ImagesWhether its for child care, lawn work or a host of other chores, millions of Americans hire
How to Take the First Steps into Retirement
Filed under: Retirement, Personal Finance, Travel, Career Change, Retirement LivingRoger Wright/Getty ImagesRetirement is the beginning of a new phase of life.By Dave BernardSaving for retirement
3 Myths About Trusts That You Can't Afford to Believe
Filed under: Personal Finance, Estate Planning, Wills, Living Will, Planning
10 Sneaky Gimmicks Stores Use to Get You to Spend More
Filed under: Shopping, Deals#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-743394{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-743394, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-743394{width:570px;height:411px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-743394).style.display=none;}catch(e){}By Maryalene LaPonsieEvery time you walk into the mall, the grocery store or a big-box retailer, remember its you against them.Them
Good News: 'Economy Is Starting to Fire on All Cylinders' Again
Filed under: Economic Indicators, Economic Recovery, Economy, This Built America
Market Wrap: Stocks End Mixed After a Sizzling Alibaba IPO
Filed under: Market News, IPOs, Investing
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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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Trading and Mindfulness: Training the Brain for High Performance
Mindfulness meditation is a practice in which we develop a non-judgmental present-centered awareness.  In the state of mindfulness, we observe what is, without reacting to it as good or bad and without coloring it
Weekend Market and Trading Psychology Reading
*  We can add the above to the recent evidence of weak market breadth:  The number of NYSE shares closing above their upper Bollinger bands minus those closing below their lower bands has been
The Bull Market is Over for Much of the Stock Market
The recent post highlighted the unusually weak breadth in the recent stock market.  Above is an
Life After Trading: Finding Your Future
The recent post cited research that found that overtrading was most common among traders with the least funds, elderly traders, minority traders, and men.  All of these are groups that could feel the most pressure to
Maybe Overtrading Isn't a Discipline Problem
Research from Barber and Odean finds that men trade 45% more frequently compared to women and pay for their overtrading by achieving lower risk-adjusted returns.  A common interpretation of this finding is that men
Getting to the Next Level in Trading Through Professional Networking
Im looking forward to being part of an excellent lineup October 3-5th in Las Vegas, when Traders4ACause holds their annual event.  Its a great idea:  proceeds from the event go to charitable causes.  So
The Psychology of Stop Loss Levels
Price changes in the stock market do not follow a normal distribution.  Rather, they are leptokurtic, which means that we see more small changes (higher peak) and a larger number of extreme changes (fatter
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Solving Retirement Dilemmas
My latest for Alpha Baskets is titled What Trading Plac
CALPERs Behavioral Trade
My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at whether CALPERs is
Galt Gulch
Gawker had an interesting post about a Galt Gulch (as i
Overcoming Financial Pessimism
My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at a couple negativel
Weekly Market Update
The weekly market update is posted at Alpha Baskets and
Wait, Is Freelancing A Bad Thing?
In the last day or two there has been a lot of coverage
So It Turned Out 80% In Precious Metals Was A Bad Idea
My latest for Alpha Baskets is titled So It Turned Out
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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)...
September 2nd 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)...
August 25th 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 (N)...
August 18th 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...
August 11th 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...
August 4th Blogger Sentiment Poll
Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (N) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (-) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (-) Dash of Insight Dividend Growth Investor (+) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI...
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iconValue Discipline

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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Michael Kors Holdings Ltd Quarterly Stock Valuation – September 2014 $KORS
Michael Kors qualifies for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor has numerous concerns and is in fact only satisfied by the companys size and current ratio.Read more →Related posts:Michael Kors Holdings Ltd Quarterly Valuation –
Fedex Corporation Quarterly Stock Valuation – September 2014 $FDX
FedEx Corporation is not suitable for the Defensive Investor but is for the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor has concerns with the low current ratio, the insufficient level of earnings growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg
National Presto Industries Quarterly Stock Valuation – September 2014 $NPK
National Presto Industries is suitable for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investors only concern is the small market cap size, while the Enterprising Investors only concern is the lack of earnings growth over the last
EMC Corporation Annual Stock Valuation – 2014 $EMC
EMC Corporation is not suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, short dividend history, and the high PEmg and PB ratios.Read more →Related posts:EMC Corp Quarterly Valuation
Altera Corporation Quarterly Stock Valuation – September 2014 $ALTR
Altera Corporation qualifies for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the short dividend history as well as the high PEmg and PB ratios while the Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns.Read more
Initial Public Offerings and the Value Investor: Some Thoughts on Alibaba
The Alibaba Initial Public Offering (IPO) is all over the news this week, as just like most IPOs it is gaining a lot of hype. In fact, this companys price in the market rose nearly 40% on its first day
Leggett & Platt Inc. Quarterly Valuation – September 2014 $LEG
Leggett & Platt qualifies for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio as well as the high PEmg and PB ratios.Read more →Related posts:Leggett & Platt Inc. Quarterly Valuation
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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
Corporate Profits
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Capacity Utilization
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Corporate Profits
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Capacity Utilization
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iconBerkshire Ruminations

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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