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Seventh issue of eVALUATION – Active vs. Passive Investing

The seventh issue of eVALUATION, Stern’s student-run investment newsletter is out. For this issue, the editors elected to focus on the increasingly popular and ongoing...

Retail Employment Sees a Major Shift to Cyberspace

Online retailers have seen a significant surge in employment over the years while department stores have actually lost workers, a federal report detailed Thursday. Online...

The Intellectual Journey of Robert Higgs

The Intellectual Journey of Robert Higgs has had a long and storied career as a scholar, teacher, and editor. After earning his Ph.D. in Economics...

It’s Really, Really Hard to Stay Rich

It's Really, Really Hard to Stay Rich The IRS recently released its annual report on the 400 US taxpayers with the highest adjusted gross incomes...

What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin: It Exists

What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin: It Exists It was the second week of February 2013 when I first ventured a public opinion that Bitcoin is...

2017 – A Sea of Exponentials

A big, gigantic, heart-felt Thank You! to everyone who supported this website and our activities in 2016! Really. Thank you. We did a lot of great...

The Extraordinary Size Of Amazon In One Chart

It’s bigger than most brick and mortar retailers together The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. What has more value:...

10 Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Dividend Stock Investor – December 2016

There are a number of great companies in the market today. I’ve selected the highest dividend yields among the undervalued companies for defensive dividend...

The Folly of Expert Predictions

A relatively new guy on the PM analysts scene, Bo Polny was, to my knowledge, first mentioned by Jim Sinclair (Yes, Mr. Gold of...

Berkshire Hathaway Outperforms the S&P 500 in 2016

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway class A shares rose 23.4% vs. a 9.8% increase in the S&P 500 (with dividends included.)  Over the 51 year...

Stanphyl Ends 2016 Up Up 31% And Confident Of Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Collapse

Stanphyl Capital’s Mark Spiegel presentation on  Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) excerpted from the hedge fund's December 2016 letter: Mark Spiegel’s Stanphyl Capital  had a killer...

Dividend Safety Scores: A Review of 2016

One of the most important components of Simply Safe Dividends is our Dividend Safety Score, a metric that rates the safety of a company’s...

On Valuations and the inability to see

“The Federal Reserve is not currently forecasting a recession.” – Ben Bernanke (2008) I mentioned last week there would be no OMR this week.  Well, against...

A Golden Age for P&C Insurance Companies?

ALso check out S&C Capital Steve Eisman of The Big Short fame recently stated the stock market was entering a Golden Age for the financial...
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett On The David Rubenstein Show

In this interview which aired on Bloomberg, Warren Buffett discusses topics ranging from his value investing techniques, his purchase of the Washington Post, playing...