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Youku Tudou Takes Big Strides In The Right Direction, So Does Its Stock
Hong Kong/China: Two Lucrative Schemes
Why Index Funds Are The Best
The Strong Dollar's (Real) Toll On Tech Stocks
Weekly Earnings Update: Earnings Season Over - Growth Was Pretty Solid Across The S&P 500
Mongolia - Finding Its Feet Again
Tracking Dan Loeb's Third Point Portfolio - Q1 2015 Update
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The Do's and Don'ts of Memorial Day Shopping
Filed under: Retail, Holiday Shopping, How to Save Money, Deals, Stores
14 Proven Ways to Cut Food Costs While Traveling
Filed under: Travel, Food & Beverage, How to Save Money, Vacation Planning
10 Ways Stay-at-Home Parents Can Make Extra Money
Filed under: Fast Money, SavingAlamyBy
The Right Way to Manage Your Mom or Dad's Money
Filed under: Family Money, Estate Planning, Wills, Elder Care, Financial EducationAlamyBy Kimberly PalmerShortly after Terrie Hulls mother got in a
Is Your Rental Car Company Spying on You and Your Driving?
Filed under: Identity Theft, Technology, Consumer Ally, TravelAlamyBy Robert McGarveyRental car giant Hertz
Market Wrap: Stocks End Lower on Fed Rate Hike Forecast
Filed under: Market News, Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Reserve, Telecommunications, Interest Rates
Microsoft, Salesforce Talks Fizzled Over Price, Sources Say
Filed under: Company News, Technology, Microsoft, Mergers & Acquisitions, Computer Industry
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How To Improve Your Trading Business
Think of your trading as a business.Think of yourself as a business leader.Its time to analyze your trading business.Break down your business into the strategies you trade:  the patterns, setups, themes, asset classes, types
Trading, Backwards
A shoutout to Bruss Bowman for pointing out this truly insightful video on backward bicycle riding.  Engineers made a simple change to a bicycle, such that turning the handle bars made the bike move
The Power of Apprenticeship in Trading
The recent post discussed how we can turn our defeats into development.  Since writing that, I received an email from an accomplished prop trader who leads a group within the larger organization.  That trader
Assessing Demand and Supply in the Stock Market
By now readers are aware that measures I track closely are buying pressure (demand) in the market versus selling pressure (supply).  My measures are derived from a decomposition
Randomness and Returns: A Market Lesson From Peter L. Brandt
Im looking forward to being part of a very special traders conference in September featuring Jim Dalton, Jack Schwager, and Peter Brandt.  Details on the conference will be coming shortly.  In upcoming posts, Id like to
Thursday TraderFeed Gathering in NYC
Well, I have a choice.  I can either go through my emails (all 16,606) or I can post to the blog a reminder about Thursdays get together for daytraders and other assorted dubious characters. 
Joining a Prop Group or Hedge Fund
I frequently hear from two groups of traders interested in affiliating with trading firms:  early career traders interested in experience, learning, and access to capital and experienced traders looking to grow themselves.  Two of
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iconRandom Roger's Big Picture

The (Investment) World Is Changing And You Need To Get On Board
My latest post for Alpha Baskets looks at the extent to
Market in Retro Grade
This week’s market update is posted at Alpha Bask
If The Bond Market Crashes, It Will Look Like Every Other Crash
My latest at AlphaBaskets considers the possibility of
Close to Retirement and Under-Saved, What Should You Do?
My latest for Alpha Baskets is posted at looks at the s
Juuuuuuust Right
The weekly Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and
NASCAR, Firefighting & Investing
My latest for Alpha Baskets covers a lot of ground incl
Poland Has Negative Yields?
The weekly Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and
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iconTicker Sense

Chief Strategist's S&P 500 Year End Targets
May 18th Blogger Sentiment Poll
24/7 Wall St (N) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (-) BullBear Trading Carl Futia (+) Dash of Insight (N) Dividend Growth Investor (+) Elliot Wave Lives On (N) Fallond Stock Picks (N) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI – Investing Blog...
Equity ETFs vs. Equity Mutual Funds Flows
Heres an updated look at this months chart of cumulative flow of funds for equity ETFs vs. equity mutual funds. Our graph stretches back to 2008.
Performance of S&P 500 Industry Sectors 2015
Here is a snapshot of the performance of S&P 500 industry sectors for 2015:
May 11th Blogger Sentiment Poll
24/7 Wall St (-) The Aleph Blog (-) Biiwii (-) BullBear Trading (-) Carl Futia (+) Dash of Insight (N) Dividend Growth Investor (+) Elliot Wave Lives On (N) Fallond Stock Picks (N) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI – Investing...
Laszlo Birinyi at The MoneyShow in Las Vegas
Catch Laszlo Birinyi speaking at The MoneyShow in Las Vegas - 9:15am on Tuesday, May 12 - Main Stage
Buybacks April 2015: Strongest Month Ever
There were $141 billion of buyback authorizations in April, which was the highest monthly total ever and a 121% increase over April 2014 ($64 bln). However,the record was largely a result of AAPL and GE both announcing $50 bln programs...
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iconModernGraham.com

A Glimpse at the Banking Industry – May 2015
While ModernGraham supports the bottom-up approach to investing, many investors do utilize the top-down method, whereby an industry is selected before the company itself. With that in mind, this article will take a brief look at the banking industry, selecting
Ross Stores Inc. Quarterly Valuation – May 2015 $ROST
Ross Stores Inc. 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 is only initially concerned
TE Connectivity Limited Quarterly Valuation – May 2015 $TEL
TE Connectivity Limited 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 stability over the last ten years, the short dividend history and the
GameStop Corporation Annual Valuation – 2015 $GME
GameStop Corporation is not suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, the insufficient earnings growth or stability over the last ten years, the short dividend history history,
KeyCorp Quarterly Valuation – May 2015 $KEY
KeyCorp qualifies for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the lack of earnings stability over the last ten years, while the company passes all of the Enterprising Investors requirements.Read more →Related posts:KeyCorp
SanDisk Corporation Quarterly Valuation – May 2015 $SNDK
SanDisk should satisfy the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor has multiple concerns including the insufficient earnings growth or stability over the last ten years, the short dividend history and the high PEmg and PB ratios,
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Quarterly Valuation – May 2015 $BBBY
Bed, Bath & Beyond performs well in the ModernGraham model and is suitable for Enterprising Investors. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the lack of dividends and the high PB ratio, while the Enterprising Investor is only concerned by the
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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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