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China Cord Blood's (CO) CEO Tina Zheng on Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Declining Participation Rate A Function Of A Weak Labor Market
Why Every Dividend Growth Investor Should Own Kinder Morgan
NYSE Margin Debt Dips In October For First Time In Four Months: Risk Rank At No. 56
WeChat Struggles For U.S. Acceptance
Building A Core Investment Portfolio For The Next 20 Years: Becton, Dickinson & Co.
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Market Wrap: Record Highs for Dow, S&P 500
Filed under: Earnings, NYSE, Market News, Stocks, NASDAQ
Does That Defrosting Tray Seen on TV Really Save Time?
Filed under: Consumer Issues, Spendingbuykagan.comDuring holiday prep time, every minute counts. So I couldnt wait to try Kagans Rapid Defrosting Tray ($19.95 to $29.99), which promises to thaw frozen food lickety split. Visions
Cyber Monday Dos and Don'ts -- Savings Experiment
Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Savings Experiment#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-687925{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-687925, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-687925{width:570px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-687925).style.display=none;}catch(e){}When it comes to holiday shopping, Cyber Monday has fast become a major retail event. Purchasing gifts over the internet allows you to
What to Buy on Black Friday -- Savings Experiment
Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Savings Experiment#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-482298{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-482298, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-482298{width:570px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-482298).style.display=none;}catch(e){}Black Friday is known for its deep discounts, but you can save even more money by knowing how to shop. Here are a
Stress-Free Tips on How to Shop for Thanksgiving Groceries -- Savings Experiment
Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Savings Experiment, Food & Beverage#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-728397{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-728397, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-728397{width:570px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-728397).style.display=none;}catch(e){}Whether youve been shopping for weeks or are waiting until the last minute, buying groceries for Thanksgiving can be an
Health Insurance SignUps Start Smoothly, Head to Malls
Filed under: Health CareAlamyBy Carla K. JohnsonThe Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday
Western World's First Gene Therapy Drug to Cost $1.4 Million
Filed under: Health CareNyvlt-art/ShutterstockBy Ludwig Burger and Ben HirschlerThe Western worlds first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale
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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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Expanding Our Trading by Imposing Constraints
James Clear has an excellent blog post on the topic of how constraints can make us better.  His example is futsal, a soccer-like game played in a small indoor space with fewer players.  The
Turning Your Best Practices Into Best Processes
When I began working at a counseling center years ago, waiting lists for services were the norm--both at that center and across similar centers.  In many cases, people had to wait weeks to begin
A Call for Best Practices: Trading Psychology 2.0
Well, I dont know if I can land you a spot on the Hollywood walk of stars, but I can feature you in my upcoming book, Trading Psychology 2.0!For those who are interested, heres
Good Reads to Wrap Up the Weekend
*  Some interesting findings about gratitude:  it is significantly and positively correlated with life satisfaction, vitality (energy), happiness, optimism, and empathy.  It is significantly and negatively correlated with anxiety and depression.  People who write
Is This Market Weak, Strong, Not Weak, or Not Strong?
The recent post on market strength and weakness made the case for looking at strength (buying pressure) and weakness (selling pressure) as independent variables.  We can have markets
How to Build Discipline and Conscientiousness
The recent post highlighted why conscientiousness is the single personality trait most consistently associated with life success.  We commonly hear traders extol their passion for their work.  Desire alone, however, is only half the success equation. 
The Personality Trait Most Important to Cultivate for Success
If, indeed, success is traversed by staircase and not elevator, what would be the best predictor of success?  It might be quite simple:  the propensity to take the next step.That propensity is part of what
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Weekly Market Update
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Walker Fire Treats Dog Injured In Rollover Accident
A twofer this morning. My latest for Alpha Baskets look
A Yield Play Without Any Yield?
My latest for Alpha Baskets is titled A Yield Play With
Weekly Market Update
The Weekly Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and
The New Non-Transparent ETF Is Coming!
Except it can’t be called an ETF. The proper term
Weekly Market Update
This week’s market update is posted at Alpha Bask
The Robos Are Coming!
My latest at Alpha Baskets is titled Will Robo Advisors
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November 24th 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 (-) GEI –...
November 17th 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 (N) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-)...
November 10th 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 (N) Fallond Stock Picks (-) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI...
Watch Laszlo Birinyi's Interview on Bloomberg TV
Birinyi Affirms Call for S&P 500 at 2,100
November 3rd 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...
October 27th 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...
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 (-)...
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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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December 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 470 different companies) in a handy table
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Annual Valuation – 2014 $PNW
After reviewing the data, it is clear that conservative value investors may wish to seek other opportunities. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, along with the lack of sufficient earnings growth over the last ten years,
Seagate Technology PLC Quarterly Valuation – November 2014 $STX
Seagate Technology is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not for the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the lack of earnings or dividend stability over the last ten years as well as the high PB ratio, while
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. Quarterly Valuation – November 2014 $DO
Diamond Offshore Drilling qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the level of earnings growth over the last ten years, while the Enterprising Investor is willing to overlook concerns with growth
Franklin Resources Inc. Quarterly Valuation – November 2014 $BEN
Franklin Resources qualifies for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the high PB ratio, but the Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns.Read more →Related posts:Franklin Resources Quarterly Valuation – August 2014 $BEN Franklin
5 Highest Dividend Yields Among Undervalued Companies for the Enterprising Investor – Novembe(...)
By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, Ive selected the five highest dividend yields among the undervalued companies reviewed by ModernGraham. Each company has been determined to be suitable for Enterprising Investor according to the ModernGraham approach.Read more →Related posts:5 Highest
MeadWestvaco Co. Quarterly Valuation – November 2014 $MWV
MeadWestvaco Co. is suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the low current ratio, and the Enterprising Investor is also concerned with the level of debt relative to the current assets.Read more
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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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