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U.S. Shales - 'Fraclog' And 'Refracs' Are The Overused Terms Of This Earnings Season
7 Top Dividend Utility Dogs Stoke 11.5% And 43.76% April Upsides
3 'Safe' Biotech Picks
Facebook Sets A Strong Pace For 2015
MLP Weekly Intelligence
FFO Growth And Strategic Transactions Make Ventas A Preferred Healthcare REIT
Visa: Overvalued In The Short Term, Fantastic Investment In The Long Term
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Brands We Love to Love: Familiarity, Quality, Consideration
Filed under: Company News, Technology, Media, Advertising & Marketing
For Retirement - or Any Savings Goal - Be Lazy, Self-Centered
Filed under: Retirement, Personal Finance, Planning, Saving
Living in a Tiny House Lets Me Live Out My Dreams
Filed under: Real Estate, Personal Finance, Housing Market, Home Buying, Home & GardenOliver PariniEthan Waldmans house cost $42,000 to build; his utility bills cap at $150 a month.By Ethan Waldman as told
Looking Good: How to Get a Killer Deal on Eyeglasses
Filed under: Health Care, Costco, Shopping, Wal-Mart, Shopping Trends#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-529825{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-529825, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-529825{width:570px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-529825).style.display=none;}catch(e){}By Marilyn LewisPrices for eyeglasses are falling like meteors as online retailers push the cost of a pair
20 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Financial Adviser
Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Financial Services, Financial Advisors, Financial EducationsamxmegBy Lou CarlozoRemember the game 20 questions? Its no game at all if youre hunting down the best financial adviser
8 Ways Having Kids Makes You More Frugal
Filed under: Family Money, Personal FinanceBy Carrie KirbyI was chatting with a childless friend over dinner about how Id been feeding our family of five on $80-$100 a week. The friend was flabbergasted. My shampoo alone would take up most
Market Wrap: Tech Giants Propel Nasdaq, S&P to Record Highs
Filed under: Technology, Earnings, Market News, Stocks, NASDAQ
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Sharing Great Ideas Via $STUDY and #tradingpsychology
One of the joys of social media is the opportunity to discover people who are doing good work.  True, you have to wade through quite a few emo and self-promotional posts and tweets to find the
Questioning Strong and Weak Markets
One of the best ways to generate fresh ideas is to question accepted wisdom.  What is often assumed among traders and market writers is just not the case.Technical indicators are generally regarded as measures
Using Relative Volume to Assess Short-Term Market Opportunity
Here is something I watch closely while trading.  The blue line is the SPY ETF; the red line takes the SPY volume for each five-minute period and expresses that relative to the average SPY
Why FOMO Fails: Trending Markets Are Not Necessarily Momentum Ones
As I speak with traders, I notice a common mistake that is responsible for quite a few losses:  the confusion between trend trading and momentum trading.  They are not the same thing.  Traders who
Market Profile as a Fresh Perspective on Markets: Useful Resources for Traders
Last year I wrote about Market Profile as a practical theory that helps traders achieve a fresh perspective on markets and trading.  Market Profile stems from the early work of Peter Steidlmayer, which was
You Can't Win If You're Not Playing The Right Game
Mark Minervini makes an interesting point: the market is like poker in that the most important element of success is knowing which game to sit in on.  All too often, I find that traders in a
A Good Way to Beat a Bad Attitude
Everyone knows what its like to be in an attitude funk.  Perhaps its been a long, slow drawdown; problems in your personal life; an overload of work; a lingering illness; or some combination thereof.  Nothing seems
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Social Security & Portfolio Withdrawals; It’s Complicated
My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at the complications
A Bloomberg Outage Caused The Market To Fall? Really?
This week’s Market Update is posted at Alpha Bask
Figuring It Out: Self Sufficiency
The show Game of Thrones may have slipped in something
The Active/Passive Debate: Others Weigh In
My latest for Alpha Baskets looks the ongoing discussio
Mexico Enters The Century Bond Business
This week’s Market Update is posted at Alpha Bask
Figuring It Out: Volunteerism
Have you ever volunteered for something maybe at your c
Barron’s On Behavioral Finance & Liquid Alts
This week’s Barron’s had a lot of great con
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Buyback Authorizations Reach A Record in 1Q 2015
Total authorizations for buybacks in 1Q 2015 reached an all time record of $257 billion. At current pace we can expect total authorizations to exceed $1 trillion. GE also announced a $50 billion buyback authorization, tied with Apple for the...
April 20th Blogger Sentiment Poll
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 – Investing Blog (-)...
April 13th 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 (-)...
April 6th 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 (N) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI...
March 30th Blogger Sentiment Poll
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 (N) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI – Investing Blog (-) Humble Student...
March 23rd 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 (+) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI...
March 2nd Blogger Sentiment Poll
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 – Investing Blog (-) Humble...
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5 Highest Dividend Yields Among Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Investor – April 2015
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 Defensive Investor according to the ModernGraham approach. Here is a summary
Caterpillar Inc. Quarterly Valuation – April 2015 $CAT
Caterpillar Inc. passes the initial requirements of both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investors only initial concern is the low current ratio, and while the Enterprising Investor is concerned by the level of debt relative to
Mosaic Inc. Quarterly Valuation – April 2015 $MOS
Mosaic Company passes the initial requirements of both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investors only concern is the short dividend history, while the Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns.Read more →Related posts:Mosaic Company Quarterly Valuation –
5 Highest Dividend Yields Among Undervalued Companies for the Enterprising Investor – April 2015
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
Estee Lauder Companies Quarterly Valuation – April 2015 $EL
Estee Lauder should satisfy the Enterprising Investor, but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the high PEmg and PB ratios while the Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns.Read more →Related posts:Estee-Lauder Companies Quarterly Stock Valuation –
Allstate Corporation Quarterly Valuation – April 2015 $ALL
Allstate passes the initial requirements of the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor has issues with the companys low level of earnings growth over the last ten years and the lack of earnings stability
Cigna Corporation Quarterly Valuation – April 2015 $CI
Cigna Corporation passes all of the initial requirements of the Enterprising Investor, but not the Defensive Investor. The more conservative of the two investor types is concerned by the high PEmg and PB ratios.Read more →Related posts:Cigna Corporation Quarterly Valuation
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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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