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Poland's Government To Reset Swiss Franc Mortgages
Sirius XM Might Be Due For A Breakout
Crane's Shares Rise Slightly Following Its Q4 Earnings Release - Should You Consider It Now?
4 Strong Large-Cap Companies With Growing Dividends
What To Expect From Franco-Nevada's Earnings Report
AbbVie Inc.: Another Stock Pick For 2015
OPEC Made A Huge Mistake That We Can All Profit From
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iconDailyFinance

From a Humble Garage to Soaring With the Air Force
Filed under: Small Business, Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing, Entrepreneurs, This Built America#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-237438{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-237438, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-237438{width:570px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-237438).style.display=none;}catch(e){}Sometimes, Eli Valenzuela, CEO of First State Manufacturing, looks at his
Stocks Tumble on Weak Business Forecasts, Economic Data
Filed under: Energy, Earnings, Market News, Economic Indicators, Housing Market
Cost-Effective Cloud Storage -- Savings Experiment
Filed under: Technology, Savings Experiment#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-181560{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-181560, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-181560{width:570px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-181560).style.display=none;}catch(e){}Remember when clunky external hard drives used to set you back hundreds of dollars? Luckily, the days of paying big bucks for drive
15 Things You Should Definitely Buy at the Dollar Store
Filed under: Retail, Consumer Ally, Shopping, Products, This Built America#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-715529{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-715529, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-715529{width:570px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-715529).style.display=none;}catch(e){}By Maryalene LaPonsieDollar stores lure us in with rock-bottom prices. Sometimes you get what
Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Slows Again in November
Filed under: Mortgages, Real Estate, Housing Market, Inflation, Home Buying
3 Reasons the Market May Like Facebook's Report
Filed under: Company News, Technology, Facebook, Stocks, Investing
Stop Obama From Taxing 529 College Savings Accounts
Filed under: Student Loans, Taxes, College Savings Plans, 529 Plans, Tax Deductions
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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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A Fresh Look at Stock Market Sentiment
I recently took a look at changes in the number of shares outstanding of the SPY ETF as a sentiment measure.  When traders are bullish, shares are created in the ETF; when they are
A Different Way of Tracking Stock Market Strength With Technical Indicators
Suppose we think of technical indicators as measures of strength and weakness, with each giving buy and sell signals based upon different
Best Practices in Trading: Building a Learning Network Via Social Media
One of the greatest psychological challenges of trading is a cognitive, not an emotional, one.  It is the challenge of bandwidth:  our limitations in processing large amounts of information at any given time.  Many
Best Practices in Trading: Using Biofeedback to Manage Trading Stress
The bodys flight or fight response that we know as stress is often a reaction to perceived threat.  When we care about an outcome that is uncertain--and especially when we perceive a threat to that outcome--our
Tracking Real Time Market Sentiment Through Buy and Sell Programs
In past posts Ive mentioned that I track a basket of institutional favorite stocks and monitor
Best Practices in Trading: Using Rules to Achieve Consistency of Performance
Think of the successes of great sports teams or businesses.  In so many cases, consistency in execution is a common feature.  The great football team doesnt just block and tackle well; they do so
Tracking Market Cycles With Short-Term New Highs and Lows
Above are two charts from the excellent Index Indicators site that I find useful.  The top chart tracks the percentage of SPX stocks making fresh five-day highs.  The
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iconRandom Roger's Big Picture

11 Investing and Personal Finance Hacks
I’m a sucker for the those life hack articles tha
QE Invades Europe
This week’s Market Update is posted at Alpha Bask
The Swiss Rock The Markets
The Weekly Market Update is posted at AlphaBaskets and
Barron’s Makes The Case For Active Management
  My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at the case fo
What Happens When Rates Do Turn?
My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at some ideas on how
MLPs Weren’t Supposed To Decline
At times, MLPs have been revered as a holy grail of inv
Weekly Market Update
The Weekly Market Update is posted at AlphaBaskets and
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iconTicker Sense

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
January 12th 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 (-)...
January 5th 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 (-)...
December 29th 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 (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-)...
December 22nd 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 (-)...
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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

Honeywell International Inc. Quarterly Valuation – January 2015 $HON
Honeywell is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, and the high PEmg and PB ratios. The Enterprising Investor, on the other hand, has no
5 Most Undervalued Companies for the Enterprising Investor – January 2015
Ive selected the five most undervalued companies reviewed by ModernGraham. Each company has been determined to be suitable for the Enterprising Investor according to the ModernGraham approach. Heres a summary of each companys valuation.Read more →Related posts:5 Undervalued Companies for
5 New Books for Value Investors – January 2015
A great way to continually hone your investing strategies and pursue the greatest level of investing success is through frequently reading new literature. To that end, heres a list of 5 new books for value investors to consider adding to
Gilead Sciences Inc. Annual Valuation – 2015 $GILD
Gilead Sciences Inc. is not suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the lack of earnings stability over the last ten years, lack of dividend payments, and the high PEmg and
Intuit Inc. Quarterly Valuation – January 2015 $INTU
Intuit Inc. is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not for the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the low current ratio, short dividend history and the high PEmg and PB ratios.Read more →Related posts:Intuit Inc. Quarterly Stock
E*Trade Financial Corporation Annual Valuation – 2015 $ETFC
E*Trade Financial Corporation is not suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the, insufficient earnings stability or growth over the last ten years, short dividend history, and the high PEmg ratio.Read
Devon Energy Corporation Annual Valuation – 2015 $DVN
Devon Energy Corporation is not suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio and the insufficient earnings stability or growth over the last ten years. Read more →Related
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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
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Capacity Utilization
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Corporate Profits
St. Louis Fed: FRED Graph
Capacity Utilization
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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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