What We’re Reading This Morning — February 27, 2015

A dozen reasons why the average investor underperforms.

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Why Now is the Time to Pick Up This 117-Year-Old Company

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The best stock picks in today’s market are becoming increasingly rare: large, high-quality companies with great growth potential that are also cheap. As we’ve started to incorporate this year’s batch of annual reports into our models, we’ve managed to find one such stock.

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What We’re Reading This Morning — February 26, 2015

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What’s behind JPMorgan’s plan to boost earnings?

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New Constructs Rates Top Hedge Fund Holdings

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We’ve taken the 10 companies most widely held by hedge funds as of 12/31/14 and analyzed their 10-Ks with our proprietary technology and models.

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How Obama’s Regulatory Pressure on Advisors Affects You

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In this podcast, I’ll explain how President Obama’s recent push for financial advisory regulation affects investors and advisors.

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What We’re Reading This Morning — February 25, 2014

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Is 2015 the year to own German equities?

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When Strong Fundamentals Matter More Than Commodity Prices

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All too often, we see investors fixated on commodity prices when looking at Materials sector stocks. While commodity prices may impact businesses’ profits and stock price in the short term, investors can count on strong fundamentals to increase the value of Materials businesses over the long term.

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What We’re Reading This Morning — February 24, 2015

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Are Apple’s stellar earnings masking a problem this earnings season?

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Investors Should Be Worried That This Acquisition Isn’t Delivering

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This is the story of a clothing retailer looking for growth and pressured by an activist to undertake an expensive and value-destroying acquisition. Shares are down 10% since the acquisition closed last June, and the stock has the potential to fall much further.

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How to Use Investment Style Analysis to Strengthen Your Portfolio

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At the beginning of each quarter, we rank each investment style from best to worst. These rankings are forward looking and are indicative of how each style should perform going forward.

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What We’re Reading This Morning — February 23, 2015

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Forget the tech bubble — its the biotech bubble you should be worried about.

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David Trainer Explains How Stock Picking is Just Like the NFL Draft

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CEO David Trainer explains how the process for picking the best stocks is just like the process for owners picking players in the NFL draft.

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What We’re Reading This Morning — February 20, 2015

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Has Ayn Rand’s time as a business guru finally passed?

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This Stock Has One of the Highest ROICs in Our Model

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This week’s stock pick of the week has one of the highest returns on invested capital (ROIC) in our model, and its recent guidance update and cheap valuation indicates that now might be the perfect entry point.

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Where We Think the Market is Going in 2015

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In this podcast, CEO David Trainer provides his market outlook for 2015.

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What We’re Reading This Morning — February 19, 2015

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Why everyone — even Warren Buffett — got oil prices wrong.

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8 Items Distorting the Net Income of Companies in Your Portfolio

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Our analysts scrutinize every page of over 3000 10-Ks to find instances in which accounting adjustments need to be made to each company’s GAAP numbers. We adjust for over 30 items that can artificially inflate or deflate earnings.

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David Trainer Explains Why Greece and the Weather Don’t Matter

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All the financial media seems to be concerned with these days is Greece and the possibility of “Grexit.” The deep freeze that is gripping much of the eastern half of the U.S. is also grabbing headlines.

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What We’re Reading This Morning — February 18, 2015

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What are Buffett’s latest moves?

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An American Icon Awakens

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This week’s hot stock was once a staple of the American economy. That was before tough times befell the company during the economic collapse in 2008.

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