What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Planning for disabled child’s future 2. Investing while in debt 3. Show More Summary
By Grey Value Management: Even a lousy business can be a good investment at the right price. In that regard, although they are very different businesses, J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) at $6 reminded us very much of DELL at $9 (see "Our Descent Into Dell" at www.greyvm.com). Show More Summary
By Orange Peel Investments: By Scott Tzu In our first piece on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), we acknowledged that we like the company and the progress that they've made, but in this geopolitical climate, we're a little edgy about jumping into a position with a company whose valuation is now stretched as much as Tesla's is. Show More Summary
When Fred Redmond, the Steelworkers’ vice president for human affairs, was a child in Chicago, he and a dozen siblings and cousins spent summers picking cotton for their grandparents in Mississippi. Fred’s great, great grandparents had been slaves. Show More Summary
By John M. Mason: Only two more months to go until the Federal Reserve ends its tapering exercise. This month the Fed is expected to add only $15.0 billion to its securities portfolio. Then $5.0 billion in October. Then…well we really don't know. Show More Summary
Let me start with a simple confession -- I love luxury hotels. There's simply nothing like a great living space to make you feel like a million dollars when on vacation or business. I can
Energy Transfer Partners is missing out on the MLP run in 2014. Here’s a look at what’s going on this year.
Office policies aren’t worth much without a supporting culture.
By Dan Strack: "Those who don't know history are bound to repeat it." -Edmund Burke Looking back at the dot.com bubble created in the late 90s, it's almost comical how irrational exuberance took hold and led to insane valuations of internet companies that had zero profit and little revenue to speak of at the time. Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has a "good chance" of being named to the European Commission's top economic and monetary role, according to a French diplomatic source. Proposed in July as France's representative...Show More Summary
Revel Casino Hotel opened just two years ago with high hopes of revitalizing Atlantic City's struggling gambling market
Will American shoppers soon be saying, "I can't believe I can't afford butter?" Butter prices hit a record high on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange this week, and with the levels of the stuff in storage down 42% over this time last year, "Americans are about to be reminded that butter...
[Over at Equitable Growth](http://equitablegrowth.ms.techprogress.org/?p=6231) A Baker's Dozen of recent keepers: 1. Keystone Fight a Huge Environmentalist Mistake 2. Why I’m So Mean 3. Wasting Away in Hooverville 4. Greg Mankiw Loves One Percent, Doesn’t Know Why 5. Show More Summary
Last month, we showed how Russian citizens had taken to social media to denounce their government's decision to bad food imports in response to Western economic sanctions. Those complaints do not appear to have been misplaced: Deutsche...Show More Summary
A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's tough new abortion law shortly before it was to take effect on Monday. The law will technically remain on the books for now, but doctors can't be penalized for violating it until a court challenge is resolved. Show More Summary
Today is Labor Day which is meant to celebrate the workers movement (as an aside, in Germany and much of the rest of the world this is held on May 1). That might be a good time to think about what organizing labor might mean in the future. One...Show More Summary
By Benjamin Clark: ModernGraham currently covers over 390 companies in its Valuation Index, analyzing each in detail to determine whether they fit a modernized version of Benjamin Graham's conservative metrics from his classic The Intelligent Investor. Show More Summary
By Anthony Ruben: After a month of being a public company, Transocean Partners (NYSE:RIGP) surprised most observers (if anyone was paying attention) by soaring 30% over its IPO price (which was above the pre-IPO range) and capturing three "Buys" (or Outperform/Overweight) and a "Hold" (or Equal Weight) from analysts. Show More Summary
What has FuelCell Energy Inc. done so far this year to send shares up an eye-popping 78%?
The FHA offers very attractive terms for loans to purchase two-, three-, or four-unit residential properties.