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Gold - Resistance At $1200 Continues To Stand Tall
Roen Ventures Wins Summary Judgment In Its Lawsuit Against Medical Marijuana, Inc
Motorola Solutions: Consistently High Yields
United Technologies: A Dividend Growth Story
BlackBerry Classic: Bringing Sexy Back
Alternative Investment Trends For 2015 And Outlook For 2014
Commercial Real Estate Boom Continues
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iconDailyFinance

Market Wrap: Wall Street Sees Best 2-Day Gain Since 2011
Filed under: Energy, NYSE, Market News, Stocks, NASDAQ
Constantly Changing Prices Stump Online Bargain Hunters
Filed under: Retail, Holiday Shopping, Consumer Ally, Consumer Goods, Internet
The 10 Most-Wanted Gift Cards - and Why You Want Them
Filed under: Holiday Shopping
Olympian Is an Entrepreneur Behind Energy Tea Startup
Filed under: Small Business, Alternative Investment, Food & Beverage, Entrepreneurs, This Built AmericaMateBrosOlympian Sam Mikulak co-founded a firm to make yerba mate, an energy tea.Start-up company MateBros was born when Alex Anunciation invited
Kraft Foods CEO to Retire; Chairman Named Successor
Filed under: Company News, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, CEOs
Amazon Now Offers One-Hour Delivery in New York City
Filed under: Company News, Amazon.com, Retail, Shopping, Transportation & Logistics
Milwaukee 'Naughtiest' City in U.S., Report Says
Filed under: Real Estate, Housing Market, Education, Home Buying
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iconThe Kirk Report

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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iconTraderFeed

When V Bottoms Are Not V Bottoms
Well, here we go again:  another V bottom!  Stocks rallied sharply yesterday and are up substantially in overnight hours to add to
Measuring Stock Market Sentiment Minute by Minute
Suppose we could ask all participants in the U.S. stock market whether they are bullish, bearish, or neutral on the markets direction and get a fresh reading every minute?  That might be useful information,
An Important Reason Why Trading is so Difficult
Central to sound trading is taking trades that offer favorable reward relative to the risk taken.  This assumes, however, that we can accurately estimate both risk and reward--and the likelihood of achieving those.  That
Three Ways to Achieve Better Trading Results for 2015
The recent post outlined a way of setting goals for the new year based upon a breakdown of key elements of trading process.  Two mistakes that traders can make in such a review are
A Process Framework for Reviewing 2014 Trading Performance
Ah, yes:  more wisdom from those purveyors of Despair!  A positive attitude may be necessary if were to learn from experience, but its not sufficient.  Change only happens when we turn observations into goals
The Two Brains of Trading: Toward a New View of Trading Performance
I propose that there are two primary ways in which traders engage markets:  via the intellectual functions of the brain and via the social functions of the brain.  This distinction underlies the differences we
Flexibility in Viewing Leads to Flexibility of Doing
If we look at the same things in the same way, the odds are good that well keep doing the same things.  Thats great if we have a formula for success; not so good
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iconRandom Roger's Big Picture

But Falling Oil Prices Was Supposed To Be Good For Stocks
This week’s market update is posted at AlphaBaske
Grandma Got Run Over By A Dividend Portfolio
My latest post at Alpha Baskets looks at what has been
Weekly Market Update
The Weekly Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and
In Search Of…The Better Portfolio
My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at attempts made by p
The Importance of Avoiding Mistakes
My latest at Alpha Baskets it titled Learning From Mist
Weekly Market Update
The Weekly Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and
Why All The Hippie Nonsense?
My wife essentially asked me that question recently (wo
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iconTicker Sense

December 15th 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 (-)...
December 8th 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 (N) Fallond Stock Picks Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI – Investing...
Cyber Monday Special
Entering the holiday season we are offering a one-year subscription to our Reminiscences newsletter at a 33.33% discount or $150.01! This offer is for new subscribers only and valid until 12/5/14. We published our December issue last week and our...
December 1st 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 (-) GEI –...
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...
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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

5 New Books for Value Investors – December 2014
Reading is very important for value investors. In fact, it is one of the 7 Key Tips to Value Investing. A great way to continually hone your investing strategies and pursue the greatest level of investing success is through frequently
PulteGroup Inc. Quarterly Valuation – December 2014 $PHM
PulteGroup performs quite well in the ModernGraham model, and is suitable for Enterprising Investors. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the lack of earnings or dividend stability over the last ten years and the low earnings growth over that period.Read
Automatic Data Processing Quarterly Valuation – December 2014 $ADP
Automatic Data Processing is suitable for the Enterprising Investor, but not the Defensive Investor, who is concerned with the low current ratio, insufficient earnings growth over the last ten years and the high PEmg and PB ratios.Read more →Related posts:Alliance
Prudential Financial Inc. Annual Valuation – 2014 $PRU
Prudential does not perform well in the initial stages of the analysis, as it is not suitable for either the Enterprising Investor or the Defensive Investor.Read more →Related posts:Cincinnati Financial Corporation Annual Valuation – 2014 $CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp does
Deere & Company Quarterly Valuation – December 2014 $DE
Deere & Company passes the initial requirements of both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. In fact, the company receives a perfect score for both investor types.Read more →Related posts:Deere & Company Quarterly Stock Valuation – September 2014 $DE
5 Most Overvalued Dow Components – December 2014
By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, Ive selected the five most overvalued Dow Components reviewed by ModernGraham according to the ModernGraham approach. Heres a summary of each companys valuation.Read more →Related posts:5 Most Overvalued Dow Components – November 2014 There
Google Inc. Quarterly Valuation – December 2014 $GOOGL
Google does fairly well in the ModernGraham model, and is suitable for Enterprising Investors. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the lack of dividends and the high PEmg and PB ratios, while the Enterprising Investor is only concerned by the
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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
St. Louis Fed: Series: TCU, Capacity Utilization: Total Industry
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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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