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AudioCodes' (AUDC) CEO Shabtai Adlersberg on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ:AUDC) Q2 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call July 29, 2014 8:00 AM ET Executives Shirley Nakar - Director, Investor Relations Shabtai Adlersberg - President and CEO Guy Avidan - Vice President, Finance and CFO Analysts Dmitry Netis -
Universal American's (UAM) CEO Richard Barasch on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Universal American Corporation (NYSE:UAM) Q2 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call July 29, 2014, 09:00 AM ET Executives Richard A. Barasch – Chairman and CEO Anthony L. Wolk – SVP, General Counsel and Secretary Robert A. Waegelein – President and CFO
Q2 2014 Mdc Holdings Inc Earnings Conference Call (Webcast)
The following audio is from a conference call that will begin on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM ET. The audio will stream live while the call is active, and can be replayed upon its completion. Listen nowComplete Story »
Celadon Group And The Competitive Cross-Border Environment
By LetsPartyLikeIts2002: General Truck Company OverviewFor those not familiar, the trucking industry in North America is extremely fragmented. There are large carries such as JB Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) and Swift Transportation Company (NYSE:SWFT), but there are also a large
Should You Invest In Farm Land?
By Roger Nusbaum: By Roger Nusbaum AdvisorShares ETF StrategistLast week I found a couple of articles about investing in farm land; one from Climateer Investing and the
Commodities Today: Exposure To Russia Dragging Down Multinational Oil Companies
By Matthew Smith:There are a few key stories playing out in the energy sector right now; how Russia is going to treat large multinational oil companies and what the US and allies are going to do about Kurdish oil sales.
Survey Shows The Uber Story Is Overblown, TAXI Remains Dominant
By Kenneth Deneau:The transportation network company Uber made headlines earlier this year after raising $1.2 billion at a jaw dropping pre-money valuation of $17 billion. In June, Uber dropped its rates for UberX, the companys lowest tier service, in New
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Can Apple Restore the Luster of the iPad?
Filed under: Company News, Apple, Earnings, Computer Industry, Investing
How Visa, MasterCard Earn Cash (and Why You Should Care)
Filed under: Credit Cards, Financial Services
You're Probably Wrong on Your Data Use - and It Costs You
Filed under: Mobile Technology, SpendingImage Source/Getty ImagesBy Alina SelyukhWASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers often incorrectly estimate how much data they consume online
Consumer Confidence Soars to Near 7-Year High
Filed under: Economic Indicators, GDP, Economic Recovery, Job Market, Consumer Goods
Understand How Social Security Calculates Your Benefits
Filed under: Retirement, Social SecurityHannaMonika/ShutterstockMore than 59 million Americans will receive Social Security benefits this year totaling almost $863 billion, according to the
Is Renting or Buying a Home the Better Way to Wealth?
Filed under: Mortgages, Home Buying, Renting, Home RentalMonkey Business Images/ShutterstockIn 2007 and 2008, property values nationwide dropped dramatically in sympathy with
Make the Most of Your Yard Sale -- Savings Experiment
Filed under: Savings Experiment, Home & Garden#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-152658{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-152658, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-152658{width:570px;height:411px;display:block;}try{document.getElementById(fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-152658).style.display=none;}catch(e){}A yard sale can be a great way to de-clutter your home and make some quick cash, but its
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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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The Proactive Personalities of Traders and Entrepreneurs
Successful traders share a number of qualities with successful entrepreneurs.  This is not surprising, as trading is all about defining, discovering, and realizing value in a marketplace.  Both successful traders and entrepreneurs have a
Performance Niches in Trading: The Rage to Master
A grateful shout out to Abnormal Returns for linking Adam Grimes post on the rage to master.  As Adam points out in his blog:People who have the rage to master are completely obsessed beyond
Trading and Our Emotional Temperament
One of the more interesting findings in the positive psychology research literature is that happiness is more related to the frequency of positive feelings than their intensity.  Occasional feelings of intense joy are less
Trading and Life Satisfaction
Recent posts have emphasized the role of emotional well-being in creativity, health, and productivity.  Well-being is also likely to moderate the frustrations that can lead to lapses in trading discipline.  When we maximize positive
Maximizing Personal Energy: Turning Goals Into Achievements
Theres a very important distinction between activities and people that give us energy and those that sap our energy.  Imagine spending time adjusting the thermostats in your house and installing sophisticated heating and cooling
A Few Good Ideas to Wrap Up the Week
*  A worthwhile quote above from Jim Rohn, who calls this the skill of selecting.*  The link for the recording of my recent group coaching webinar on getting to the next level in trading
Abraham Maslow and the Ultimate Trading Edge
The recent post describing the single best predictor of sustained trading success emphasized the difference between being drawn to markets because of personal strengths vs. pursuing markets to mask personal deficiencies.  The psychologist Abraham Maslow distinguished
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Farm Land Investing Gets Popular Again
My latest for Alpha Baskets is titled Should You Invest
Weekly Market Update
This week’s market update is posted at Alpha Bask
Retirement Rules of Thumb? Forget About ‘Em!
My latest for Alpha Baskets looks at the idea that an i
Weekly Market Update
The Weekly Market Update is posted at AdvisorShares; Mo
The Importance of Continuing to Learn
My latest for Alpha Baskets is titled To Succeed, Inves
Success Through Stupidity Avoidance
My latest for Alpha Baskets is titled Success Through S
The Most Important Investing Trait
My latest at Alpha Baskets looks at the importance of p
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July 28th 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 (+) Fallond Stock Picks (-) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI...
July 21st 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 (-) GEI –...
July 14th 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 (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI –...
June 30th 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...
June 23rd 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 (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection (-) GEI...
June 16th 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...
June 9th 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 (+) Fallond Stock Picks (+) Global Economic Intersection...
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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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5 Highest Dividend Yields Among Undervalued Companies for the Enterprising Investor – July 2014
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. Here is a summary of each companys valuation.Read more →Related
Kohls Corporation Quarterly Valuation – July 2014 $KSS
Kohls Cororation is suitable for Enterprising Investors but not for Defensive Investors. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio and the short dividend history while the Enterprising Investors only concern is the high level of debt relative
Joy Global Inc. Quarterly Valuation – July 2014 $JOY
Joy Global qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The company achieves the rare feat of passing all of the requirements of both investor types, and as a result there are no initial concerns.Read more →Related posts:Joy
Whole Foods Market Inc. Quarterly Valuation – July 2014 $WFM
Whole Foods Market is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor has concerns with the low current ratio, lack of a stable dividend record, and high PEmg and PB ratios.Read more →Related posts:Whole Foods
Kohls Corporation Quarterly Valuation – July 2014 $KSS
Kohls Cororation is suitable for Enterprising Investors but not for Defensive Investors. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio and the short dividend history while the Enterprising Investors only concern is the high level of debt relative
Joy Global Inc. Quarterly Valuation – July 2014 $JOY
Joy Global qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The company achieves the rare feat of passing all of the requirements of both investor types, and as a result there are no initial concerns.Read more →Related posts:Joy
Whole Foods Market Inc. Quarterly Valuation – July 2014 $WFM
Whole Foods Market is suitable for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor has concerns with the low current ratio, lack of a stable dividend record, and high PEmg and PB ratios.Read more →Related posts:Whole Foods
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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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Corporate Profits
St. Louis Fed: FRED Graph
Capacity Utilization
St. Louis Fed: Series: TCU, Capacity Utilization: Total Industry
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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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