Low Fashion



Shopping season is officially in full swing. There are many fashion retailers that operate as public companies. When they are hot, they are hot. When they are not, they are not. Today’s video looks at several key players in this volatile industry. Best when viewed in full youtube screen. When analyzing fashion oriented businesses, keep […]

You Gotta Eat!



The recession was terrible. However, there were companies that performed well. Not only did they offer growth, but generous dividend income as well. Today’s videolooks at two well-known fast food companies that grow and pay dividends. Best when viewed in full youtube screen. It is a market of stocks, not a stock market. It pays […]

Have a Heart!



I often blog about how the so-called stock market can misprice stocks. It is not uncommon for the market to overvalue or undervalue a company. Usually these inefficiencies correct themselves very quickly. Sometimes they take longer to fix. In my opinion, when the market overvalues, risk is higher. On the other hand, undervaluation mitigates risk. […]

Value versus Volatility



All stock price movements do not mean the same thing. For example, the market collapse last year dropped most stocks. In truth, based on fundamentals some deserved to fall, while some did not. Understanding this distinction is a vital investor attribute. Today’s video will look at financials, two banks and two insurers. See if you can see […]

Are T-Bonds Risky?



 There is an anomalous market relationship that exists today. First, interest rates are very low. There is virtually no yield on short-term treasury bonds. Even a 2-year treasury bond yields less than three quarters of one percent. A 10-year treasury bond only pays 3.37%. Second, blue chip high quality stalwart-type companies have been left behind […]

All That Glitters!



Gold is at an all-time high. However, keep in mind that gold does not grow or pay dividends. Its only investment merit is appreciation based on price. Gold stocks on the other hand are businesses like any other. They can buy or mine for more reserves and some even pay dividends. However, with gold itself […]

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