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Penny Stocks: Beware

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

SEC just halted trading in a penny stock, Neuromama, for outrageous claims (i.e., fraud) after first questioning the Company’s viability two years ago.  Alleged market value at time of suspension…wait for it… (more…)

Private or Public?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Despite Facebook and others going public, other companies are deciding to go (more…)

Reason to Own: The Value is $X Because…why?

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

How much is enough to form a solid opinion on whether to buy or sell a stock in the public markets or to place a value on a private company?  Good question.  It might depend (more…)

Divestitures and Good Decisions

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

In the mid-2000s, ITT had approximately 60 independent business units from industries ranging from defense to water treatment.  Count ’em: 60. 

The question one has to ask is (more…)

There is more than a dollar in Dollar Tree’s stock price

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

If you had invested a dollar in Dollar Tree at the beginning of 2008, you would have turned that (more…)

Secondary Markets: Liquidity and Lack of Information

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Facebook’s value (or I should say price) has apparently surged (more…)

Quality Stocks: Same as Quality Private Companies

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I just read an article in CFA Magazine which was highlighting that investment managers may also want to look at quality in addition to market capitalization (large, mid, small) and investment style (value, growth, etc.) when forming portfolios.  This makes sense (more…)

Value of Information

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Valuing high-tech start-ups is very challenging.  Moreover, information on “unique” companies and their industries is (more…)

Municipal Bonds and Yield

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Texas recently sold $7.8 Billion worth of one-year bonds, which will pay (more…)

Small Business Lending: When will it pick up?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Small businesses continue to have extreme difficulty getting loans, or if they do, they have to (more…)