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Paul was seduced into the market in the late 1970s. His passion for investing led him to change careers in April of 1987 when he joined Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor. Over the next thirteen years, Paul achieved excellent results for himself and his clients at Merrill Lynch, A.G. Edwards, ...more


Smart Shoppers Like Sales: Ross And Costco
These firms make money because educated consumers know what things are worth and appreciate getting them at marked-down levels.
Why Pay Extra For Underperformance?
Why would a major financial journal tout a mutual fund with a 5.75% front-end load and a 1.85% annual expense ratio?
Don't Be A Berkshire Hathaway Snob
Many long-term holders of Berkshire Hathaway take great pride in the fact they will never sell their shares. Buffett’s favorite holding period is “forever” so why should they feel any differently?
A Smart Sell Decision From A Harvard Man
Knowing a stock’s valuation history is a very powerful tool. During 2007's market euphoria FDS peaked at $74.
Define "Depressed"
Dollar General closed last week at $68.82. That was up from $26.72 three years ago and $42.14 near the beginning of 2013. The stock bottomed at $53 as recently as last summer.
Sometimes They Do Ring A Bell
The S&P Utility Industry Group had a monster 2014. They finished with a flurry. The Dow Jones Utility Index (DJU) rose a whopping 3.56% in the week ended Dec. 26, 2014.


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Baxter’s Spinoff
8 years ago

The weekend adds two days. Stocks have a three-day settlement.

Buy Monday, June 15th and you won't be holder of record until June 18th.

In this article: BAX, BXLT
A Smart Sell Decision From A Harvard Man
8 years ago

Nintai is a privately held investment partnership.

In this article: FDS
This Is Probably The Second Worst Time In History To Own Stocks
8 years ago

How long how you been bearish and underinvested?

Is Labor Force Participation Dropping Due To A Falling Labor Share?
8 years ago
I say the government numbers are total BS.
It’s Our Money With Ellen Brown – Who Really Owns Your Home?
9 years ago
Ellen, If somebody is borrowing short -term, to pay anything other than emergency bills, they are on the road to bankruptcy whether its from a payday lender or at normal lending rates. Unless a big rise in income is on tap, they will never make a dent in the prinicpal.
It’s Our Money With Ellen Brown – Eminent Domain To The Rescue?
9 years ago
Use of eminent domain to get around the rule of law is one of the worst ideas ever put forward. It represents illegal taking of private property.
Warren, Steve, Or Bill: Qui Es Mas Macho?
9 years ago
Nicely put together, Kris. You... and the article.
In this article: BRK-A, AAPL, MSFT
Chart Of The Day - PPL Corp (PPL)
9 years ago
Buying the new highs list sounds insane. Why be the fool who pays more than anybody else for the same merchandise?
In this article: PPL
5 Solid Large Caps
9 years ago
Utility stocks like SRE and SO look extremely overvalued to me.
In this article: PSA, SO, SRE, VNO, PSX
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AEGN Aegion Corp
AXP American Express Company
BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
BBY Best Buy Co.
BEN Franklin Resources Inc.
BKE The Buckle Inc.
BRK-A Berkshire Hathaway Inc
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.
BWP Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc.
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
COH Coach (now Tapestry)
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation
DJU Dow Jones Utility Average
DOV Dover Corp
DRI Darden Restaurants Inc.
FAST Fastenal Company
HMC Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
HOTR Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.
ICE IntercontinentalExchange Inc.
JACK Jack In The Box Inc.
LULU lululemon athletica inc.
MA MasterCard Incorporated
MKL Markel Corporation
MO Altria Group Inc.
NKE Nike Inc.
OIL iPath B S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR ETN
PETM PetSmart Inc
PM Philip Morris International Inc.
PVD Administradora de Fondos de Pensiones-Provida
ROST Ross Stores Inc.
SON Sonoco Products Co.
SRE Sempra Energy
SYY SYSCO Corporation
TGT Target Corporation
THI Tim Hortons Inc.
TM Toyota Motor Corporation
ULTA Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.
UPS United Parcel Service Inc.
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
V Visa Inc.
VMI Valmont Industries Inc.
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation
YUM YUM! Brands Inc.
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