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How To Value Stocks Using The Absolute PE Model

Learn how to value stocks using the absolute PE valuation method. This method uses earnings growth rate, dividend yield, business risk, financial risk and earnings visibility to come up with a fair value multiple. How to Value Stocks Like a Pro Using...



Hot Links: Setting the Tone

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Morgan Stanley’s chief strategist Adam Parker kicks off the fall with a 3000 target on the S&P 500. Talk about setting the tone…  (BusinessInsider) Stock market pundits...



Deep Value: From Ben Graham To A Young Carl Icahn

Book Review: Deep Value by David Merkel, CFA of The Aleph Blog Deep Value is a book that starts with a simple premise: buy stocks at a fraction of the per share intrinsic value of the company, conservatively calculated.  Neat idea, huh, and it is...



Apple Investigates Reported iCloud Risks

Apple said it is investigating reports that vulnerabilities in its iCloud service were exploited to hack the accounts of celebrities, leading to the publication of nude photos and...



S&P 500 ‘Intrinsic Value’ Rises To 2003

S&P 500 Intrinsic Value Rises to 2003 by ToddSullivan, ValuePlays “Davidson” submits: We are at that point in the economy and market prices where there are still many positives yet to unfold but with a substantial number of investors...



It's the Inflation Fallacy, duh!

Paul Krugman is wasting his time trying to figure out why the rich and powerful don't like inflation. There's a simple answer, that also explains why the non-rich and non-powerful don't like inflation either. And you...



More Investors Begin To Question Quindell Plc (QPP) Numbers

Company questioned regarding improper accounting practices by not including sales tax and medical payments in revenue calculationInstitutional insiders are now formally questioning Quindell PLC (LON:QPP) (OTCMKTS:QUPPF)’s somewhat unusual...



EU Questions Facebook, WhatsApp Rivals Over Deal

European Union antitrust officials have sent a detailed questionnaire to competitors and customers of Facebook and message service WhatsApp as they probe the proposed $19 billion acquisition of the latter by the California-based tech...



PAPER: Joan Rivers being brought out of medically induced coma...

PAPER: Joan Rivers being brought out of medically induced coma...(First column, 1st story, link) ...



U.K. authorities had refused to give child medical treatment he needs, parents take child out of country, UK seek extradition to force family back to...

Socialized medical system in the UK can't give a young boy suffering a brain tumor the specialized medical treatment he needs.  So the family, trying to save the boy's life, takes the boy out of the country.  In response, the...



What Unions No Longer Do

Forty years ago, about quarter of American workers belonged to unions, and those unions were a major economic and political force. Now union membership is down to 11.2% of the U.S. workforce, and it’s increasingly concentrated in the public sector...



Bond market conundrum redux

As the U.S. economy returns to healthier growth, many of us expected long-term interest rates to return to more normal historical levels. But the general trend has been down since the end of the Great Recession. The 10-year rate did jump back up in the...



Scylla, Charybdis, and the Euro

The shoals of debt versus the vortex of...



Moral hazard: If you are not taking socially excessive risks, you aren’t doing your job

Tyler Cowen recently quoted from a paper by Cheng, Raina and Xiong (in the AER) on the banking crisis: We analyze whether mid-level managers in securitized finance were aware of a large-scale housing bubble and a looming crisis in 2004-2006 using their...



Megan Smith Expected To Become Next US CTO

Sources say US CTO Todd Park to be replaced by Google VP Megan SmithAccording to a report from Bloomberg, knowledgeable sources are touting Megan Smith, currently a vice president at Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s X lab, as...



Is Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) On the Edge?

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is facing difficult times at the moment due to tough competition in its core markets. Companies like Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) create an almost unbearable pressure...



Malaysian Airlines To Slash Workforce In Turn Around Bid

Even before two separate disasters struck down two separate Malaysian Airlines aircraft, the national air carrier has struggled to produce profits. While Malaysian Airlines has long been recognized for being a high-quality, on-time, and once had a...



BREAKING: Economy Continues to Stagnate

If, despite my warnings, you allowed yesterday's upward GDP revision to kindle a tiny spark of excitement about the economy, today's news should bring you right back down to earth: Household spending fell in July, a sign that cautious...



Bretton Woods II, the India phase?

This retrospective on predictions made in the 2003 Essay on the Revived Bretton Woods System by Deutsche’s Dooley, Folkerts-Landau, and Garber is brought to you by Deutsche’s Dooley, Folkerts-Landau, and Garber. Their premise was and...



Joan Rivers Reportedly Stops Breathing, Rushed to NYC Hospital

During surgical procedure on her throat at a clinic, 81-year-old Joan Rivers stopped breathing and was immediately taken to a New York City hospital, TMZ reported Monday The longtime TV personality and comedian, whose biting humor takes jabs at...



Farmers Say New York Financial Firm Forced Them In Bankruptcy

Farmers of guar, a high value product used in fracking, have not received payments for their crop as a related third party company declares bankruptcyA bankruptcy maneuver appears to have taken advantage of farmers. No, we’re not talking about the...



Economy Doing Ever So Slightly Better Than We Thought

The economy is doing ever so slightly better than we thought: Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter, the Commerce...



Lucara Diamond Stock Sparkles, Reports Another Strong Quarter

Let’s talk diamonds for a change. Often it seems that gold gets all the fun when I write and speak about precious metals and minerals. But Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond, which we own in both our Gold and Precious Metals Fund (USERX) and...



Intel: In Search of Growth Drivers, Says RBC

RBC Capital Markets chip analyst Doug Freedman today filed a note to clients concerning his recent visit with Intel (INTC) director of investor relations Mark Heninger, as part of a series of meetings he called his “Silicon Valley Bus...



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Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households

Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S....



Bill Ackman Just Made Another $144 Million On Burger King This Morning

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who runs Pershing Square Capital, is having a big day.  He just made more than $144 million on his Burger King stake this morning before the opening bell. The news is that U.S. burger chain Burger King is...



Bank of America Near Up to $17 Billion Mortgage-Probe Deal

Bank of America and the Justice Department are close to a deal in which the bank will pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to resolve allegations of mortgage-related misconduct in the run-up to the financial...



14 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy’s Bubble Of False Prosperity May Be About To Burst

Did you know that a major event just happened in the financial markets that we have not seen since the financial crisis of 2008?  If you rely on the mainstream media for your news, you probably didn't even hear about it.  Just prior to the...



Wonkblog: Russia’s ban on American food imports is going to hit the U.S. poultry, pork and nut industries the hardest

Russia has aimed its latest cross-Atlantic swing at the American food industry. On Thursday, the country announced the suspension of billions of dollars in food imports from a number of countries — including Norway, Canada, Australia,...



Stocks Are Doing Nothing As Yellen Speaks In Jackson Hole (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT)

Stocks are mixed as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks in Jackson Hole. The Dow is up 2 points, the S&P 500 is down 1 point, and the Nasdaq is up 4 points. All eyes the Kansas City Fed's economic symposium in Jackson Hole,...



SEC to examine alternative mutual funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a broad examination of alternative mutual funds, the Wall Street Journal...



What effect will the iPhone 6 have on the Apple share price?

Apple is set to launch the latest version of its iPhone soon. Ed Bowsher looks at how it will affect the company’s share price, and whether you should buy in.The post What effect will the iPhone 6 have on the Apple share price? was first published...



Three Separate Economists Made The Exact Same Joke About Janet Yellen Today

Harry Truman had a famous quip about economists. He said: Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, 'on one hand ... on the other.' Lots of people on Wall Street are recycling that line in light of Janet Yellen's labor market...



Dollar General enters race for Family Dollar with $8.95 billion bid-Reuters

(Reuters) – Dollar General Corp (DG.N) offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO.N) for $8.95 billion, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O), to strengthen its position as the No. 1 U.S. discount retailer. The offer of $78.50 per...



Explosion of food additives causes problems for some consumers...

Explosion of food additives causes problems for some consumers...(Third column, 18th story, link)Related stories:'Spice' overdoses prompt state of emergency in NH... ...



CITI: The Economy Has Entered Its Scary 'Phase 3' Where Bubbles Form Prior To A Crash

Citi analyst Matt King has published this diagram of where he thinks we are in the economic cycle, and it's slightly terrifying. (We first saw the note on FT Alphaville.) Basically, we're in "Phase 3" of a four-phase credit/equity...



Burger King Tax Inversion Talks Earn Ackman $161M

William Ackman’s taste for Burger King Worldwide continues to pay off, as the fast-food chain’s shares soared in the wake of its planned acquisition of Canada’s Tim Hortons. read more ...