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Growing up, I had the benefit of learning from my father, Robert Feirman, real estate investor and founder of The Feirman Corporation.  Dad has invested in and operated apartment, office and retail properties for 30 years.  I learned a lot from him and benefitted by ... more

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The Road Ahead: 2Q Earnings, June CPI, Fed Decision
After a summer lull in markets, things are about to pick up next week. 2Q22 earnings season kicks off as well as the crucial June CPI Report on Wednesday, July 13.
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GIS Protects Its Margins – And Provides A Playbook For Other Consumer Staples
The one stock star amid the doom and gloom this week is General Mills which reported earnings Wednesday morning.
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SCHN: Commodity Stocks Still Look Good To Me
Inflation plays like commodities, consumer staples, healthcare and utilities remain the place to be – despite the brutal correction they’ve suffered of late.
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NKE: Saved By The Tax Rate
Nike reported underwhelming earnings after the market close. While EPS was down only 3% to 90 cents, Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) was -26%.
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When Warren Bought AAPL
One of the most interesting developments in financial markets in the last few years is Warren Buffett’s accumulation of a large stake in Apple.
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DRI Earnings Show Inflation Is The Macro Theme
Despite more than $300 million in revenue compared to the year-ago quarter, operating income increased by only $15 million as margins were squeezed by inflation.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
AIG American International Group Inc
AMBA Ambarella Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
AXP American Express Company
BBRY (now BB) BlackBerry Ltd
BBY Best Buy Co.
BGPIQ BORDERS GROUP INC
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
CCL Carnival Corporation
CMCSA Comcast Corp. Class A Common Stock
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
COF Capital One Financial Corporation
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc.
DIG ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas
DIS The Walt Disney Company
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund
EBAY eBay Inc.
FB Meta Platforms, Inc. (Formerly Facebook)
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
FDX FedEx Corporation
FNMA Fannie Mae
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
GPRO GoPro, Inc.
GRMN Garmin Ltd.
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc.
HON Honeywell International Inc.
HTZZ Hertz SEE HTZGQ
IMAX Imax Corporation
INTC Intel Corporation
IYF iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Sector Index Fund
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
JACK Jack In The Box Inc.
LEN Lennar Corporation
LOW Lowe's Companies Inc.
MAR Marriott International Inc.
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
NKE Nike Inc.
NVDA Nvidia Corporation
NWS News Corporation
OUTR Outerwall Inc.
PFCB P.F.Chang's China Bistro Inc.
PFE Pfizer Inc.
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
SHLD Sears Holdings Corporation
SKS Saks Incorporated
SPY SPDR S&P 500
TBT ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ETF
VMW VMware Inc.
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
XHB SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
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Founder & CEO
Top Gun Financial Planning
August 2006 - Present (16 years 2 months)

Manage stock portfolios for individuals. Use fundamental, technical and macro criteria for investment selection. My goal is capital appreciation.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
UC Davis
September 2003 - June 2004 (10 months)

Ran my own sections. Graded papers. Held office hours. For Contemporary Ethical Issues and Critical Thinking courses.

Research Associate
Economic Analysis
July 2000 - July 2002 (2 years 1 month)

Data entry, analysis and chart creation with Excel. Interacted with Phd economists in preparation for expert witness testimony in economic litigation.

Intern
Morgan Stanley
June 1999 - February 2000 (9 months)

Cold calls to previous contacts of the broker I worked under.

Education

University of California, Davis
M.A.
2003 / 2005
Philosophy
University of California, San Diego
B.A.
1995 / 2000
Philosophy

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