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I am the Founder & President of Peridot Capital Management LLC. My specialties include: Investment and securities research, asset allocation and portfolio management, financial and retirement planning, business valuation and consulting.

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Why I Am Selling Apple In The 180’s
At current price, Apple fetches about 16x times current year earnings estimates, versus the S&P 500 at 17x. That valuation is high on a relative basis historically, and the company’s future growth prospects look more muted than in prior years.
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What A Difference A Decade Makes
There is a lot of talk about the trailing 10-year returns of the S&P 500 index and what, if anything, they tell us about the duration of the current equity bull market.
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Chipotle Valuation Surging To Dizzying Heights
At more than $600 per share, CMG’s forward price-earnings ratio is a stunning 50x.
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EC Signs Of Topping In The Consumer Credit Cycle
The business cycle is alive and well and consumer lending has reached the point where prime borrowers have reached a level of debt they are happy with and lenders are now stretching a bit to grow.
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My Recent Target Experience And How The Chase For E-Commerce Market Share Is Killing Retailer Margins
Some of the hybrid online/in-store business models don’t seem very well thought out, and surely won’t benefit shareholders much in the long run.
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U.S. Stock Market Seems Like An Obvious Buy For First Time In A Long Time
With the S&P 500 index now down roughly 18% from its peak reached about three month ago, for the first time in years it appears the U.S. stock market is severely oversold and pricing in worse than likely economic conditions.
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