Financial Analyst / Investment Research
Jason Merriam is the publisher and developer of the innovative Merriam Report providing unique financial analysis based on the "dual-cash flow" methodology. An active investor for 35 years, he is also founder and president of Merriam Investor Services since 1990. MIS provides portfolio ...more


Mexico: Investing Risks Outweigh Rewards
Mexico has transferred some 246 civilian functions to the military. The new head of the central bank has no experience in monetary policy. AMLO has also cancelled some big deals. Overall there is significant political and macro risk.
Brazil: Dilma Rousseff Needs To Embrace Market Economics
Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff enters her second term following the recent tight election. A leftist, Rousseff's victory was cheered by the Worker's Party she represents.
Update: Goodyear Tire Earnings (GT)
Similar to the sell-off following Q1 earnings report, we believe investors have once again ignored the progress GT has made in improving operating efficiencies. Evidence of this progress can be seen in expanding operating margins.
Update: Intel Earnings (INTC)
We have been Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) fans since 2011 and sold our long-term positions in the stock following Q2 earnings. INTC beat consensus estimates handily.
Stock Market Update For May
A quiet week of trading closed the month of May with the S&P 500 and Dow at record highs. U.S. stocks posted the biggest monthly gains since February.
Green Mountain Coffee: Director Makes A Million Dollar Bet
A.D. David Mackay, an independent director on the Green Mountain Coffee board ponied up more than $1M in an insider trade, the first direct insider purchase in more than a year.


AAPL Apple Inc.
ACT Enact Holdings, Inc.
ALTE Alterra Capital Holdings Limited
BBRY (now BB) BlackBerry Ltd
BBY Best Buy Co.
BCPC Balchem Corporation
BIG Big Lots Inc.
BNNY Annies&#44&#59; Inc.
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc.
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corporation
CTB Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
DECK Deckers Outdoor Corporation
DMND Diamond Foods Inc.
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc.
EBAY eBay Inc.
EMD Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund Inc.
ERJ Embraer S.A.
EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund
FAX Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc.
FCT First Trust Senior Floating Rate Income Fund II
FFIV F5 Networks Inc.
GIS General Mills Inc.
GT Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
HRS Harris Corporation
HURN Huron Consulting Group Inc.
IGI Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc.
IMAX Imax Corporation
INTC Intel Corporation
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
K Kellogg Company
LULU lululemon athletica inc.
MCO Moody's Corporation
MHFI McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.
MKL Markel Corporation
NFLX Netflix Inc.
NTAP NetApp Inc.
RVBD Riverbed Technology, Inc.
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
SBW Western Asset Worldwide Income Fund Inc.
SGL Strategic Global Income Fund Inc.
SIEGY Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
SPX S&P 500 Index
SUNE SunEdison, Inc.
TUP Tupperware Brands Corporation
UHS Universal Health Services Inc.
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
WMIH WMI Holdings Corp
XEC Cimarex Energy Co.
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Merriam Investment Research
March 1995 - Present (28 years 8 months)
Investment Research / Analysis: Proprietary research products & services to institutional and retail investors. Publisher of Merriam Investment Report , Merriam Report Quarterly and MR Focus List.
Managing Partner
Beach & Sea Group
1990 - 1995 (5 years 6 months)
Equity and debt securities partnership