iconSeekingAlpha

Maxpoint IPO Could Be Right On Target
American Realty Capital Properties: What's The Fuss All About?
AUD/USD Runs Into Resistance At 0.7850 Again
5% Dividend Yield Stock: Huaneng Power On The Dip With 4 Upside Catalysts
Monster Beverage Crushes Estimates As Demand Continues To Grow
Jarden Has A Bright Future Ahead
International Flavors And Fragrance: Great Company In A Fantastic Industry
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Market Wrap: Tech Stocks Lead Indexes Fall From Records
Filed under: Energy, Technology, Market News, Automotive Industry, Oil & Gas Industry
At Hotels in America's Priciest Cities, You Pay for the View
Filed under: Travel, Travel Industry, Lodging, Vacation Planning
Target to Cut Thousands of Jobs in $2 Billion Restructuring
Filed under: Company News, Retail, Layoffs, TargetGetty ImagesBy Nathan LayneTarget (TGT) said Tuesday it planned to cut several thousand jobs, mainly from headquarters
Target Looks to Woo Younger Shoppers With Grocery Revamp
Filed under: Retail, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Target, This Built America
U.S. Running Out of Room to Store Oil; Price Collapse Seen
Filed under: Gas Prices, Oil & Gas Industry, Public Utilities
Behind the Scenes of Disney World's Price Increase
Filed under: Company News, Walt Disney, Travel, Inflation, Entertainment Industry
Chuy's Is No Chipotle or Qdoba
Filed under: Company News, Earnings, Retail, Food & Beverage, Restaurants
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iconThe Kirk Report

A Year Of Transformation
“My prayer for you and those you love is that you rise in 2015. Rise to meet all challenges with a peaceful heart. Rise above mediocrity in hot pursuit of mastery. Rise to live the life of your childhood dreams.
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
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iconTraderFeed

Best Practices in Trading: Planning Your Trading Business
A little while ago, I met with some traders and asked them to bring in everything they had prepared for the new year of trading.  All of them brought a list of goals for
Best Practices in Trading: Organizing Your Trading Morning
One of the best ways to ensure a sound trading routine during the day is to construct a sound routine during the morning.  How we start our day so often sets the tone for
Musings for the Approaching Market Week
*  Note that the number of NYSE stocks closing above their upper Bollinger Bands vs. below their lower bands has stayed largely positive since the mid January lows.  (Raw data from StockCharts).  Typically rallies
Reflections on What is a Trader
Victor Niederhoffer recently posted on the topic of What is a Trader? and then announced a contest for the best short essay on that topic.  The winner will receive $1500 and, if my experience
Best Practices in Trading: The Power of Elimination
When I first tried my hand at developing quantitative models of markets, I was impressed by the predictive power I could gain by adding more predictors to my equations.  Of course, that worked just fine on
Volume and Volatility: What They Mean for Our Trading
There is a close relationship between the volume traded in the stock market on a given day and the volatility of price movement during that day.  Since the start of 2014, for example, the
Best Practices in Trading: Elaborating Your Trading Processes
Who are we as traders?  The reality is that we fill many roles and engage in a variety of activities.  Its rare to find traders who work diligently on becoming better traders.  Its even
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iconRandom Roger's Big Picture

Negative Yields Proliferate In Europe
This week’s market update is posted at Alpha Bask
Hedge Funds on the Comeback?
My latest for Alpha Baskets considers an argument for w
US Loses Monopoly For Kicking The Can
This week’s market update is posted at Alpha Bask
All Time Highs But Is There Trouble Brewing?
The Weekly Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and
Financial Rules For A Simpler, Happier Life
The Wall Street Journal shut down its Sunday edition wi
Crude Roller Coaster
The Weekly Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and
Retirement Realities and Contingencies
My latest post for Alpha Baskets looks at the extent to
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iconTicker Sense

February 23rd 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 (N) Elliot Wave Lives On Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI –...
February 16th Blogger Sentiment Poll
24/7 Wall St (-) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (+) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (+) Dash of Insight (+) Dividend Growth Investor (N) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (N) GEI – Investing Blog...
February 9th Blogger Sentiment Poll
24/7 Wall St (N) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (-) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (+) Dash of Insight (N) Dividend Growth Investor (N) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (B) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI – Investing Blog...
February 2nd Blogger Sentiment Poll
Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (N) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (-) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (+) Dash of Insight (N) Dividend Growth Investor (-) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (N) Global Economic Intersection (-)...
January 26th Blogger Sentiment Poll
Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (-) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (-) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (+) Dash of Insight (N) Dividend Growth Investor (+) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (N) Global Economic Intersection (-)...
January 20th 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 Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (-) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI...
Laszlo Birinyi on Blomberg TV
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iconValue Discipline

Pantry Gets a Heads-Up from the Globe
The Pantry just received a mention in a blog that is part of Torontos Globe and Mail, essentially Canadas version of the Wall Street Journal.The article, On the Hunt for the king of value factors highlights price to sale ratios.
Is "The Pantry" Bare?-Piotroski Says No
You cant buy what is popular and do well is one of the great Warren Buffett quotes. Though over time, I have learned to be far more comfortable investing in quality businesses that throw off lots of free cash flow
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
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,
A Report from Today's Citigroup Meeting re Governance
Corporate governance has always been an important part of value investing. Obviously, most of us hate waste when precious company resources are squandered to build executive dreams rather than shareholder capital. Misallocation of capital and failure to optimize returns on
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iconModernGraham.com

Cerner Corporation Quarterly Valuation – March 2015 $CERN
Cerner Corporation is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not for the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the lack of dividends, along with the high PEmg and PB ratios, while the Enterprising Investor is only concerned with
5 Undervalued Companies to Research with a Low Beta – March 2015
By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, Ive selected the five undervalued companies reviewed by ModernGraham with the lowest beta. A companys beta indicates the correlation at which its price moves in relation to the market. A beta less than 1
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. Quarterly Valuation – March 2015 $MMC
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not for the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the low current ratio, the insufficient earnings growth and stability over the last ten years, and the
Harman International Industries Inc. Quarterly Valuation – March 2015 $HAR
Harman International Industries Inc. is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not for the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the low current ratio, the insufficient earnings growth and stability over the last ten years, the inconsistent dividend
Eastman Chemical Company Quarterly Valuation – March 2015 $EMN
Eastman Chemical Company is suitable for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investors only concern is the low current ratio, while the Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the level of debt relative to the net
Genuine Parts Company Quarterly Valuation – March 2015 $GPC
Genuine Parts Company is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not for the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the low current ratio, and the high PEmg and PB ratios, while the Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns.Read
5 Undervalued Companies for Value Investors with a High Beta – March 2015
By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, Ive selected the five undervalued companies reviewed by ModernGraham with the highest beta. A companys beta indicates the correlation at which its price moves in relation to the market. A beta greater than 1
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iconStock Market Beat

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
St. Louis Fed: Series: TCU, Capacity Utilization: Total Industry
Capacity Utilization
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Corporate Profits
St. Louis Fed: FRED Graph
Capacity Utilization
St. Louis Fed: Series: TCU, Capacity Utilization: Total Industry
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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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