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Seventh issue of eVALUATION – Active vs. Passive Investing

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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

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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...
Economics

The Intellectual Journey of Robert Higgs

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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

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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

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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

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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...
Amazon

The Extraordinary Size Of Amazon In One Chart

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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

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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

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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

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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...
Tesla

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

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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

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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

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“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?

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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

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