Some Perspective For The Volatile Energy Sector & MLPs
Dec28

Some Perspective For The Volatile Energy Sector & MLPs

2015 has been an interesting year with lots of volatility.  In particular, was the decline of energy sector stocks and MLPs.  Most of these have seen their prices plummet across the board, sending investors panicking towards the exit en masse. Time to put things into perspective for investors.   #1 Don’t Panic First things first.  Don’t panic. Panicking does nothing for you – expect for helping you lose money...

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Intel, PCs, and Outcomes of Future Technology
Aug05

Intel, PCs, and Outcomes of Future Technology

On July 15, 2014, Intel [INTC] reported better than expected Q2 2014 earnings with the surprise coming from the PC Client Group (PCG) revenues, as a result of stronger than expected demand in PCs.  As expected, the Data Center Group and Internet of Things Group, a very strong quarterly revenues leading the company’s growth. Intel Q2 earning summary: Revenue of $13.8 billion. Operating income of $3.8 billion. Net income of $2.8...

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The Investment Blog Is Changing!
Jul28

The Investment Blog Is Changing!

* * * In order to help individual investors form more effective strategies and make better decisions, the direction of The Investment Blog is changing. I am shifting the blog back to the way it was when I first started it, with more of my personalized perspective and casual commentary, rather than being very analytically and editorial like.  It’s what most of my early readers came to my site looking for, but have been missing...

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Disney Shareholders Should Approach The Proxy Access Proposal With Caution
Mar17

Disney Shareholders Should Approach The Proxy Access Proposal With Caution

Walt Disney Co [DIS] shareholders are expected to vote on a proxy access proposal by the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (“Connecticut)) and the California State Teachers Retirement System (“CalSTRS”) that would allow owners of at least 3 percent of the stock (individually or as a group) to nominate up to 20 percent of the board of directors.  The company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for Tuesday...

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2013 Investment Strategies & Opportunities Update
May21

2013 Investment Strategies & Opportunities Update

An update on investment strategies & opportunities will be discussed in this article.  They are based on my outlook and expectations of the economy, investments, and the markets, which have been outlined in the previous two articles, For function-centric and value investors, market trends do not form the basis for our investment decisions.  Markets are largely unpredictable from day-to-day, month-to-month, and year-to-year. ...

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2013 Investment Update & Outlook
May08

2013 Investment Update & Outlook

A More Expensive Market North American equity markets have risen significantly during the first quarter of 2013.  The largest stock indices in America reached new records within the month of April and has continued in May.  The S&P500 index hit a record high of 1,626.03, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record of 15,056.67 yesterday. At current levels, equities are much more expensive than they were last year,...

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