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Mr. Trainer is a Wall Street veteran and corporate finance expert. He specializes in reversing accounting distortions on the underlying economics of business performance and stock valuation. He is author of more

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Featured Stocks In February’s Most Attractive/Most Dangerous Model Portfolios
Heidrick & Struggles International is the featured stock from February’s Most Attractive Stocks Model Portfolio.
Position Close Update: Snap, Inc.
It appears the market has absorbed so much bad news at this point that there’s little left to drive the stock down further and a low bar for it to pop back up.
Featured Stock In January’s Dividend Growth Model Portfolio
Best Buy Co. is the featured stock from January’s Dividend Growth Stocks Model Portfolio
Sector Ratings For ETFs & Mutual Funds: 1Q19
Investors looking for sector funds that hold quality stocks should look no further than the Consumer Non-cyclicals and Financials sectors.
Featured Stock In January’s Safest Dividend Yields Model Portfolio
The best performing large-cap stock was up 21% and the best performing small cap stock was up 23%.
Long Idea Highlights From 2018
These are the Long Idea highlights from 2018.
Position Close Update: Yelp, Inc. (YELP)
YELP’s fundamentals have improved enough over the past two and a half years that it may be slightly more palatable for a potential acquirer.
Featured Stocks In December’s Most Attractive/Most Dangerous Model Portfolios
The best performing Most Dangerous large cap stock fell by 13% and the best performing Most Dangerous small cap stock fell by 25%.
Featured Stock In November’s Dividend Growth Model Portfolio
PepsiCo is the featured stock from November’s Dividend Growth Stocks Model Portfolio.
Featured Stock In November’s Safest Dividend Yields Model Portfolio
The best performing large cap stock was up 17%, and the best performing small cap stock was up 8%.
Featured Stocks In November’s Most Attractive/Most Dangerous Model Portfolios
The best performing Most Dangerous large-cap stock fell by 40% and the best performing Most Dangerous small cap stock fell by 31%.
Featured Stock In October’s Safest Dividend Yields Model Portfolio
The best performing small cap stock was up 2%. Overall, 12 out of the 20 Safest Dividend Yield stocks outperformed the S&P in September.
Danger Zone: Investors Who Ignore Accounting Rule Changes
Next year, S&P 500 companies will add roughly $600 billion (2% of total assets) to their balance sheets. One company will more than double its reported assets (and more than quadruple its reported liabilities).
Featured Stock In October’s Exec Comp & ROIC Model Portfolio
The best performing stock in the portfolio was up 6%. Overall, four out of the 15 Exec Comp Aligned with ROIC Stocks outperformed the S&P in September.
Danger Zone: Most Expensive Mutual Funds
We’re putting five of the most expensive mutual funds under coverage in the Danger Zone. Even if they had high-quality holdings (which they don’t), one can’t expect these funds to outperform due to their excessive fees.
Pre-IPO Coverage: Upwork (UPWK)
Online freelance platform Upwork (UPWK) will IPO today. At a price of $15 per share, the company plans to raise up to $90 million with an expected market cap of ~$1.3 billion.
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