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EMHD And EMDG: Promising Funds That Have Attached Little Attention, So Far
MasterCard (MA) Presents at the Citi Financial Technology Conference (Transcript)
Renren (RENN) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
Why FedEx Shares Could Soon Be Trading Above $200
Apple + IBM Partnership 2: Implications
Dividend Zombies - Colgate-Palmolive: 5 Facets To This Jewel (Part 7)
BreitBurn Energy Partners: Trend Points To A Break For Energy MLPs
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Market Wrap: Dow, S&P 500 Set Records on Upbeat Data
Filed under: Earnings, NYSE, Market News, Stocks, NASDAQ
Oops! Obamacare Sign-Ups Less Than Reported
Filed under: Technology, Health Care, Internet, Health Insurance, Financial Education
6 Steps That Will Keep You From Blowing Your Holiday Budget
Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Family Money, Budgeting, Financial Education#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-668519{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-668519, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-668519{width:570px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-668519).style.display=none;}catch(e){}By Maryalene LaPonsie The National Retail Federation says youll probably be $804 poorer after the 2014 holiday
Thanksgiving for Under $100 -- Savings Experiment
Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Savings Experiment#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-148818{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-148818, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-148818{width:570px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-148818).style.display=none;}catch(e){}Thanksgiving is a time to see family, give thanks ... and spend a lot of money on food. Here are a few ways
Papa John's Beats Pizza Hut to Fritos for Topping Pizza
Filed under: Company News, Pepsico, Food & Beverage, Restaurants, Investingwww.youtube.comThe latest Papa Johns (PZZA) television commercial features pizzeria founder John Schnatter and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talking up the Fritos Chili Pizza.
Retirement Crisis Brewing for Half of America
Filed under: RetirementChameleonsEye/ShutterstockBy Lou CarlozoFinancial advisers and planners know the issue all too well, as do retirement experts: There is a pressing need for Americans
Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Up Slightly This Year
Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Shopping, Inflation, Food & Beverage, Financial Education
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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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Who Has the Upper Hand in the Stock Market: Buyers or Sellers?
The recent post noted that weve been seeing diminished strength in the stock market rally.  As earlier this year, a big part
The Challenges of Global Disinflation
Above we can see the collapse of commodity prices over the past six months, as reflected
Challenging Yourself and Changing Yourself
The recent post described how we can fire on all cylinders in trading--and in our lives.  A savvy trader I spoke with yesterday framed the issue quite well when he pointed out that it was easy
How We Can Fire on All Cylinders in Our Trading Performance and in Life
The old trading psychology emphasized controlling emotions, imposing discipline, and coping with the stresses of the ups and downs of markets and profits.What my new book refers to as Trading Psychology 2.0 is that
New Views for a New Market Week
Well, hope your weekend was a gift at the very least.  Here are links to useful views that just might provide a bit of stimulation for the start of the week:*  How the U.S.
The U.S. Stock Market Story for 2014: Bigger Has Been Better
Quick question:  Has 2014 been an up year or a down year for U.S. stocks?  Chances are good that, if you anchor your view of the market to the Standard and Poors 500 Index or
A Quick Update on Stock Market Strength
My recent post suggested that we were seeing diminished strength in the U.S. stock market, but not distinct signs of weakness.  Above
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iconRandom Roger's Big Picture

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
The BoJ Says ‘Ni’ To Deflation
The weekly market update is posted at Alpha Baskets and
Friday Market Open
  “I like to move it move it.”
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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 (-)...
October 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 (-)...
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iconValue Discipline

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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iconModernGraham.com

Visa Inc. Quarterly Valuation – November 2014 $V
After reviewing the data, Visa should satisfy the Enterprising Investor, but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, short dividend history, short earnings history as a public company, as well as the high
Precision Castparts Corporation Quarterly Valuation – November 2014 $PCP
Precision Castparts Corp. appears to not be quite strong enough for the Defensive Investor, who is very conservative and has stringent requirements. However, The Enterprising Investor should be very intrigued as the company passes all of the investor types requirements
Boeing Company Quarterly Valuation – November 2014 $BA
Boeing Company should be attractive to the Enterprising Investor as the only concern for the investor type is the low current ratio. However, the Defensive Investor should not be so thrilled with the company due to the high PEmg and
Hasbro Inc. Quarterly Valuation – November 2014 $HAS
Hasbro qualifies for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the high PEmg and PB ratios, while the Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns. Read more →Related posts:Hasbro Inc. May 2014 Quarterly Valuation
5 New Books for Value Investors – November 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
State Street Corporation Quarterly Valuation – November 2014 $STT
State Street Corporation 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
Sandisk Corporation Quarterly Valuation – November 2014 $SNDK
Sandisk is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned by the low current ratio, short dividend history, the lack of stable earnings over the last ten years, and the high PEmg and
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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
Corporate Profits
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Capacity Utilization
St. Louis Fed: Series: TCU, Capacity Utilization: Total Industry
Capacity Utilization
St. Louis Fed: FRED Graph
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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