While plenty of marketing stunts these days take great joy in scaring innocent people with everything from fake telekenesis to nuclear war, it's rare that the viewer is actually the victim. This Japanese tire ad is a notable exception. Show More Summary
Girl Ninja made it to the Netherlands!!! This is great news for my sanity, potentially terrible news for our wallet. We spent this last weekend meandering the streets of Bruges Belgium and fell in love. Such an awesome city with even more awesome french fries. Yum. We also picked our puppy last Thursday. She comes home […]
By Evariste Lefeuvre: The Great Moderation of GDP that took place in the mid-1990s came along with a striking rise in the volatility of businesses' real earning. As can be seen below, the volatility of real earnings rose dramatically...Show More Summary
This is a great time to be running a public company.#-ad_banner-#? The surging stock market has created billions in wealth for the leading officers and directors, as previously granted stock
ByMarshall Hargrave: TreeHouse Foods (THS), the nation's number one private foods company, has been a great investment during a weak economy. And with its various growth initiatives, including acquisitions and entry into the coffee business, it appeared to be an impressive long-term growth story. Show More Summary
Over the transom this morning comes a missive from noted hedgy Whitney Tilson of T2 Partners, arguing that shares of 3-D printer maker 3D Systems (DDD) are among the “great shorts” that exist, trading at 17 times projected revenue. Tilson’s missive cites a hearsay comment from 3D Systems CEO Abraham Reichental that he finds stunning: [...]
Look, we know this is a fraught preservation/park space issue that means a lot to a lot of people, but West Hollywood has been arguing over the fate of its WPA-era Great Hall/Long Hall building in Plummer Park since...
Newport, R.I., is the small seaside town where the titans of industry such as John Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie used their great wealth to build castlelike vacation homes during the
Much has been said about how the median household income in the US has gone nowhere since the great financial crisis (and in real terms has been declining for the past decade). We won't add much to this topic suffice to say that please don't take your declining income grievances to Washington D.C. Show More Summary
By Stephen Simpson, CFA: Right off the bat, I'm not going to go to any great lengths to defend the valuation at First Cash Financial (FCFS). These shares have outpaced the S&P over the past 12 months and trade at nearly 14 times trailing EBITDA. Show More Summary
Smart marketers know that the secret to building lasting customer relationships through social media is creating great experiences. From rewarding fan loyalty, to providing excellent social care, to starting the right conversations with...Show More Summary
This holiday season, Google has given humankind the great gift of Google Maps within transportation hubs, launching a service that allows over-preparing travelers Street View inside 16 airports, 59 rail stations, and...
· Meanwhile, on Dolores: insane new home redefines 'median rent' · The great San Francisco gingerbread war commences · City launches "Invest in Neighborhoods" program · SF's Central Subway construction halted for some holiday shoppers · California: Oakland -...
ByBrian Grosso: My purpose for this article is multi-faceted. I will argue that Aflac (AFL) is a company that fits remarkably well into the criteria we know the great "Oracle of Omaha" Warren Buffett looks for in investments for his company, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B). Show More Summary
ByAristofanis Papadatos: It is well known that the word "trading" is usually connected with technical analysis (moving averages, oscillators etc.) while the word "investing" is usually linked to fundamental analysis (P/E ratio, expected growth etc.). Show More Summary
Potbelly recently released its first quarterly report. Let's see if this is the next great growth story or if it should be avoided for now.
Markets are off to a lackluster start after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Reports about retail sales are mixed, but boy it sure was a great weekend for college football. Retail stocks are mostly lower after the National Retail Federation said that retail sales are below last year's levels. Show More Summary
ByQuoth the Raven: The great U.S. auto recovery continues, and it's making shareholders in Ford (F) a nice return on their investment. October 15th was the last time that I took a minute to pen an article about Ford. I've been bullish...Show More Summary
The U.S. onshore oil industry has been perhaps the brightest spot in what passes for America's economic recovery. How ironic that it could end up being a casualty of successful diplomacy with Iran.
By Ravi Ramenani: Great businesses are everywhere; sometimes they are right in front of us making screeching noises early in the morning. I am talking about the snow plowing equipment business. I have recently gone through the annual...Show More Summary