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(GPC) My (Future) Life of Leisure

Last month, I figured out what I want to do when I retire. I plan on being a guest lecturer on cruise ships. You make some money, live the good life and see interesting places. Sign me up. I discovered this while sailing with The Oxford Club Chairman’s Circle Wealth Cruise from Australia...

8Apr2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(DAL) Will Oil Refineries Take Flight in 2014?

Airline stocks have been flying high in 2014 after notching up robust gains in 2013. Year-to-date the Dow Jones U.S. Airline Index (^DJUSAR) is higher by 14% after returning 85% in 2013. The strong performance comes despite rising fuel costs, which can make up approximately...

17Mar2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KTOS) Dowdy Dow Stock

About a month ago I started seeing a lot of chatter online about a small defense contractor called Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS). The thinking was that a lot of its contract issues and order delays that resulted from the sequestration would resolve themselves...

12Mar2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(ISH) Finding Winners in Last Year’s Bargain Bin

February 14, 2014 One of the most-cited value investing studies says stocks with low price-to-book ratios outperform stocks with high price-to-book ratios. Investment firm GMO’s Ben Inker says the study’s findings still hold, but work better when a one-year lag is used. In...

6Mar2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NFLX) Technical Tuesday: Buy High, Sell Higher

Last week I wrote an article stating that the best time to buy on a dip is when the Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) generates a buy signal. So far, the S&P 500 still needs to decline a bit more before an RSI buy signal is even possible. I wouldn’t be a buyer of anything until the S&P...

18Feb2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(GME) Gamestop Corporation – Hoping for More

Gamestop Corporation - (Reviewed 01/06/2014) Gamestop Corporation (NYSE: GME) – Hold based on a recent price of $49.24 and a fair value estimate of $51-$58. The...

26Jan2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(CCL) Carnival Cruise Lines – Yogurt Anyone?

Carnival Corporation - (Reviewed 01/03/2014) Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL) – Hold based on a recent price of $39.81 and a fair value estimate of $36-$42. The company...

26Jan2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MCD) Three Predictions for the New Year

Every year around this time we make promises to ourselves or our loved ones – that despite our best intentions are difficult to keep. We start sneaking chocolate around January 15. We stop going to the gym around February 1. And you can kiss that resolution to get rid of all of your junk...

21Jan2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(EBAY) Buy This Now

Despite a huge year for the Nasdaq Composite, up 33%, eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) – one of the darlings of the Internet boom of the late ‘90s – has been flat. It saw spikes in the $52 to $57 area but looks to be ending the year where...

18Jan2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(TIF) Are Diamonds an Investor’s Best Friend?

All that glitters isn’t gold… but can still be worth a fortune to investors. For example, I have my eye on a sparkling commodity that’s taken its licks this year but looks like it could have a stellar 2014. It’s not gold. I’m talking about diamonds. And diamonds have...

9Jan2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(DIS) The Hunger Games Eats up the Competition

Last month, movie buffs flocked to theaters around the U.S. to catch the much-anticipated premiere of the newest Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. Over opening weekend, the cinematic production – based on the second book of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young adult series...

4Jan2014 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMZN) The Most Unlikely Marriage in the Market

In the last week, the stock market has hit an all-time high just as the approval rating for Congress hit an all-time low. Folks are clearly pleased with the private sector and disgusted with the public one. Overall, that’s a good thing for your stock portfolio. Here’s why… As...

25Dec2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KSS) Two Stocks Poised to Perform This Holiday Season

Like it or not, the holiday shopping season has already begun. Christmas music is playing over speakers, holiday-themed paraphernalia is lining store shelves… and the markets are wondering how retailers are going to fare over the next six weeks. With Black Friday deals coming earlier...

22Dec2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(CAKE) Study Showing Oreos to Be Addictive as Cocaine Is Bunk-But It’s Hardly Worthless

Last week, Connecticut College made the headlines by comparing Oreo cookies to cocaine. Neuroscientist Joseph Schroeder, who led the study, reported: “Our research supports the theory that high-fat and high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do. [These results]...

11Dec2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BBY) You Have Six Weeks to Make This Tax-Saving Trade

In December 1996, I sold a big position in Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) at a loss. I still consider it one of the most boneheaded investment moves I ever made. A year later the stock was up more than fivefold. A few years further on,...

7Dec2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BCO) Back Up the Armored Truck

Brink’s (NYSE: BCO), the armored car people, has lagged the broad market this year but has what looks like the right formula for changing all of that. Its EU business, which accounts for 30% of its revenues, has already seen improved margins with its exit from unprofitable...

7Dec2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(M) How to Predict What Any Stock Will Do

In the early 1990s, as soon as I would get home from work, I’d turn on CNBC’s predecessor FNN, soaking up all of the financial wisdom that I could. At that time, I was just learning about stocks. I listened to some of the ideas and on weekends would hit the library (remember those?) to...

30Nov2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(DISCA) Four Steps to Take When Stocks Are Ready to Crash

It is Wall Street legend that in 1979, BusinessWeek informed readers of “The Death of Equities” right before the biggest run-up in stock prices in history. Since then, many other magazine covers have served as a contrarian signal for where the markets are headed. That’s led to...

30Oct2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(LVS) It’s Not Gambling if You Know You’re Going to Win

This is a follow-up to several segments I did in the past year about Macau, the gambling center for Asia and especially for the Chinese. The Chinese, by the way, love gambling so much the Chinese government is looking for ways to slow down the amount their citizens are leaving in Macau. That’s...

29Oct2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NSC) Coin Collecting: More Than Chump Change

How does $3.2 million for a single nickel sound? How about a triple in 10 years – the last 10 years? Believe it or not, in the world of rare coins $1 million plus for a coin is now commonplace. A single 1794 silver dollar went for $10 million. And collectible coins have returned a triple...

29Oct2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(EAT) Brinker International – Value Alert

Texas (June 9, 2013) Wax Ink has issued a Loss of Investment Interest rating for Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) based...

21Oct2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(CNI) Canadian National Railway Company – Value Alert

Texas (July 9, 2013) Wax Ink has issued a Loss...

21Oct2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(TGT) Young and Dumb: Why This Top Brand (and Its Stock) Is on the Rise

Way back in 2009, Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson presented his opinion on why the world is such a mess. With his trademark humor – and Scottish accent – he traced declining intellectual ability and deteriorating cultural tastes to marketing decisions made in the late 1950s...

17Oct2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NSC) Norfolk Southern Opens New Terminal

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) unveiled its Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Knoxville. The $5.9 million facility is adjoining to Interstate-275 and within two miles of Interstate 40 and Interstate-75 at Tennessee Avenue. Located...

10Oct2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMZN) What Government Shutdown?

The government actually did it. It shut down. Leaving Americans to ask the question: What do we do now? My suggestion is that, instead of panicking, we take a webpage out of Amazon.com Inc.‘s (Nasdaq: AMZN) playbook and go...

5Oct2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(DPZ) Domino’s Pizza Dishes out Pizza in New Orleans

Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ) is set to launch its new restaurant in Metairie, New Orleans in association with its franchisee owner, Glenn Mueller, on May 28, 2013. The opening will mark the debut of the company’s first ‘pizza...

21Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(APOL) Apollo Group to Partner With American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute

One of the wholly-owned subsidiaries of Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL), University of Phoenix, recently announced its plan to collaborate with The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) in order to provide more academic...

17Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(EAT) Brinker International Builds Up in Canada

Brinker International Inc. (EAT) is set to buy 11 of its franchised Chili’s restaurants based in Alberta, Canada from Speedy Creek Ltd., which has long been one of its franchisees. The acquisition, which is expected to be carried...

9Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMZN) Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire HD Gets Apartment Guide App

Apartment Guide has launched an exclusive real estate rental app for Amazon’s (AMZN) Kindle Fire HD. Apartment Guide helps millions of people look for new homes or apartments. It advertises through Internet, mobile, social...

8Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UAL) United Airlines Unveils New Lounge

The wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) – United Airlines – launched the new United Club in Concourse A at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The 6,096-square-foot United Club – the second...

4Sep2013 | | Comments Off | Continued