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  • 4 Keeper Stocks to Save Your Sanity

    Apr 16, 2014

    4 Keeper Stocks to Save Your Sanity

    The stock market volatility we’ve experienced thus far in 2014 has certainly served as a rude awakening for many investors who were lulled into a false sense of security after a year of smooth sailing. Wednesday, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index  – flat as a pancake since January — […]

     
  • Ready for the Next IPO Darling?

    Apr 10, 2014

    Ready for the Next IPO Darling?

    You probably heard all the noise surrounding the recent GrubHub (GRUB) IPO because investors made an awful lot of it last Friday, lifting the stock nearly 31% higher than the initial price with 11 million shares trading hands. It raised $200 million, valuing the company at about $2 billion. The […]

     
  • Will Earnings Season Reboot This Market?

    Apr 10, 2014

    Will Earnings Season Reboot This Market?

    I’m a fundamental analyst. That means it all boils down to the numbers. That’s why I love earnings season. Instead of the market focusing on irrational speculation, we get real information that can allow us to determine fair valuations. This year, the speculation on the long side has essentially disappeared. […]

     
  • The Market Isn’t Rigged, It’s a Pyramid Scheme!

    Apr 8, 2014

    The Market Isn’t Rigged, It’s a Pyramid Scheme!

    Where is Bill Ackman when you need him? The Pershing Square manager made a billion-dollar bet shorting Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) because he believed it to be a pyramid scheme. He should have set his sights a bit higher. Why not short the entire market?  If ever there was a pyramid […]

     
  • Soaring ID Theft Propels Security Companies

    Apr 7, 2014

    Soaring ID Theft Propels Security Companies

    Approximately 15 million Americans in the U.S. have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling near $50 billion. Close to 100 million additional are at risk for having their personal identifying information stolen placed when records maintained in government and corporate databases are lost or stolen. These […]

     
  • Who Loves Tax Season? The Preparers

    Apr 3, 2014

    Who Loves Tax Season? The Preparers

    Most of us hate tax season, but it’s the lifeblood for companies that make the bulk of their annual revenue from tax business. It’s a mammoth and lucrative market for tax-preparation services, with more Americans than ever scrambling to get help. We spend 7.6 billion hours filing our taxes and hire over 1 million accountants […]

     
 
 
 

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