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Another Complementary Factor Model
By Cam Hui: In the past, I had written about how combining factors can lead to more performance stability (see Momentum + Bull market = Chocolate + Peanut butter?). My past research showed that while price momentum did exhibit positive
Bulls Take Notice - Caution Suggested As Credit Markets And Equity Markets Diverge
Summary Divergence with small cap stocks and junk bonds persists Credit spreads widening suggests building short-term financial stress Markets oversold and how risk areas react will be telling One of the most widely followed market theories is Dow Theory, which
Facebook Reports Impressive Results But It's Only Getting Started
By Intelligent Speculator: Ive obviously been writing about Facebook for quite some time on this blog and while Ive been very fortunate in how things have played out, I still think its a fascinating story no matter how you look
Medical Properties Trust - A 6.4% Dividend With A Built-In CPI Kicker... Steady Income For The (...)
By Henry Nyce:Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) acquires, develops and invests in healthcare facilities. It leases these properties to healthcare operating companies and healthcare providers. It also provides mortgage loans to healthcare operators and offers other type loans to healthcare
USDA Weekly Exports: High Temperatures May Put Pressure On Soybean Conditions
By T. Marc Schober:Forecasts for the coming weeks suggest above average temperatures and below average rainfall. Following crop condition reports that are at their best levels since 1994, the weather could put significant pressure on soybean conditions as they enter
Q2 2014 Life Time Fitness Inc Earnings Conference Call (Webcast)
The following audio is from a conference call that will begin on July 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM ET. The audio will stream live while the call is active, and can be replayed upon its completion. Listen nowComplete Story »
Q3 2014 Royal Caribbean Cruises Earnings Conference Call (Webcast)
The following audio is from a conference call that will begin on July 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM ET. The audio will stream live while the call is active, and can be replayed upon its completion. Listen nowComplete Story »
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New Home Sales Post Biggest Drop in Nearly a Year
Filed under: Mortgages, Real Estate, Economic Indicators, Housing Market, Home BuyingMark Lennihan/APBy Lucia MutikaniWASHINGTON -- Sales of
Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon Steps Down
Filed under: Company News, Retail, Wal-Mart, CEOs
GM's Profit Falls on Recall Costs, Victims Fund
Filed under: Earnings, General Motors, Automotive Industry, Manufacturing, Auto Recalls
Ford 2Q Earnings Rise on Record North America Profit
Filed under: Company News, Earnings, Automotive Industry, Ford, ManufacturingSeth
Social Security's $300 Million IT Project Doesn't Work
Filed under: U.S. Government, Barack Obama, Retirement Plans, Social Security, Financial Education
FAA Lifts Ban on U.S. Flights to Israel
Filed under: U.S. Government, Security, Transportation & Logistics, Travel Industry, Barack Obama
The 6 Most Overrated Tourist Destinations in the World
Filed under: Personal Finance, Travel, Vacation Planning, Financial EducationBy Robert McGarveyThese are the places everybody talks about -- you have to go! -- and when you get there, maybe only silently inside, you find yourself grumbling: Why did I bother?Its
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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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The Single Best Predictor of Sustained Trading Success
Its true of all great performance fields:  they can bring the best--and the worst--out in people.Trading can bring out our worst fears, our greediest ambitions, and our innermost self doubts.Trading can also reveal our
Selective Attention, Repetition, and Internalizing a Winning Sense of Self
Thanks to a savvy trader for pointing out this excellent post from James Clear on the role of selective attention in the development of expertise.  His observations regarding repetition as the source of skill
Transformation Via Trance Formation: Using Hypnosis to Accelerate Change
Milton Erickson, M.D. was a pioneer of brief approaches to psychotherapy, making use of hypnosis techniques to accelerate change.  You use hypnosis not as a cure, he observed, but as a favorable climate in
Getting to the Next Level of Trading Performance: A Group Coaching Experience
Many traders Ive spoken with have expressed the feeling that they are very close to breaking out and taking their trading to an entirely new level.  Often, their unspoken assumption is that once they reach that
Trauma, Bias, and Financial Literacy: Three Topics to Start a Fresh Week
Hope your weekend has been a good one.  Here are a few topics that might get us started for the week to come:*  Ive heard from several traders who have taken position sizes well
Identifying Trend Days With Intraday New Highs and Lows
As a rule, good entry execution in stocks means waiting for pullbacks if youre going long; bounces if youre looking to be short.  The exception to this rule are is the trend day, in
The Bias Blind Spots of Investors and Traders
Surveying the literature on the behavioral biases of investors, it does indeed seem as though the model of infinite stupidity is closer to the truth than the model of rational market participants!  The list
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Weekly Market Update
The Weekly Market Update is posted at AdvisorShares; Mo
The Importance of Continuing to Learn
My latest for Alpha Baskets is titled To Succeed, Inves
Success Through Stupidity Avoidance
My latest for Alpha Baskets is titled Success Through S
The Most Important Investing Trait
My latest at Alpha Baskets looks at the importance of p
The Importance of Doing What You Love or Loving What You Do
Awhile back I made an offhand comment to my wife about
Bear (an actual bear) Encounter!
BEAR! We were out hiking this morning and for the first
Downsizing=Empowerment
My latest for Alpha Baskets is called Downsizing=Empowe
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July 21st 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 –...
July 14th 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 (-) GEI –...
June 30th 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 Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI...
June 23rd 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 (N) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI...
June 16th 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 (-) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection...
June 9th 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 (N) Elliot Wave Lives On (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection...
June 2nd Blogger Sentiment Poll
Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (N) 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 (-)...
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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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United Parcel Service Quarterly Valuation – July 2014 $UPS
United Parcel Service is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor has concerns with the low current ratio and the high PEmg and PB ratios.Read more →Related posts:United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) Quarterly Valuation
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. Annual Valuation – 2014 $CHRW
C.H. Robinson Worldwide does not qualify for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the low current ratio and the high PEmg and PB ratios, while the Enterprising Investor is concerned with the
Quest Diagnostics Inc. Quarterly Valuation – July 2014 $DGX
Quest Diagnostics is suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investors only concern is with the poor current ratio, and since the company qualifies for Defensive Investors, it also qualifies for Enterprising Investors by default.Read
Blackrock Inc. Quarterly Valuation – July 2014 $BLK
Blackrock is an intriguing opportunity for both Defensive Investors and Enterprising Investors. The Defensive Investors only initial concern is the high PEmg ratio, while the Enterprising Investors only concern is the level of debt relative to the net current assets.Read
August 2014 Issue of Stocks & Screens Now Available!
The next edition of ModernGraham Stocks & Screens is now available for premium subscribers! Inside this monthly publication is a listing of all the companies reviewed by ModernGraham (currently 353 different companies) in a handy table with some key figures,
Priceline Group Quarterly Valuation – July 2014 $PCLN
Priceline qualifies for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor has concerns with the lack of dividend payments as well as the high PEmg and PB ratios.Read more →Related posts:The Priceline Group (PCLN) Quarterly Valuation –
American Express Company Quarterly Valuation – July 2014 $AXP
American Express Company is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor has concerns with the high PEmg and PB ratios, but the company passes all of the Enterprising Investors requirements.Read more →Related posts:American Express
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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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Corporate Profits
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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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