Mattel Dividend Cut

Mattel Dividend Cut

It should have been no surprise to investors on Wednesday afternoon when Mattel (MAT) released news it would be cutting its dividend by 60%. The writing had been on the wall for some time and is why we warned investors clinging to the company’s high yield to be...
Under the Hood with FCAU

Under the Hood with FCAU

Sometimes boring is beautiful. Traders seem to be too caught up with either calling the top in the NASDAQ or finding the next NVIDIA that they miss great opportunities staring them straight in the face. Take Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) for instance. From a fundamental...
Preparing the Shopping List

Preparing the Shopping List

Whether it was political scandal an overzealous fed, another European blowup or a North Korean missile, a real pullback was inevitable. US markets haven’t seen a real drop in over a year since those pesky Brits decided to vote out of the EU. Rather than jumping full...
Mattel Dividend Cut

Dividend Trap: Mattel

In a world of low interest rates, many investors have become fed-up with next to nothing yields on bonds. These investors have turned to dividend stocks to find their income. While dividend stocks have a place, one must be certain to look beyond yield. It’s only by...
Wait, What?? Facebook

Wait, What?? Facebook

Thursday I appeared on CNBC to take the bullish side of Facebook. While I never advocate buying ahead of earnings I made sure to try and weave in the strategy for what I thought could happen once the stock reported a few minutes after the segment ended. Here’s a more...
More Cash

More Cash

The markets have proven quite resilient despite continued concerns surrounding bombs dropped in Syria and most recently Afghanistan. A failed health care reform bill wasn’t enough to derail the bull nor was tonight’s upcoming election in France, which may prove to be...
Welcome to Washington Mr. Trump

Welcome to Washington Mr. Trump

Markets were on edge this week as Trump’s health care overhaul was projected to fall short of the required votes needed to pass the house. Thursday was the originally scheduled vote; but, it was clear that Trump did not have enough supporters; so, once again, the vote...
The More Things Change…

The More Things Change…

This afternoon I had a lull in the action. Like millions of others I popped onto FaceBook to catch up with the comings and goings of 600 of my closest friends. Pffftt. Within seconds I saw the following ad. I have blocked out the company / website / promoter as to not...
Game on for Inflation

Game on for Inflation

You may be wondering why commodities, particularly gold and silver ramped after yesterday’s FOMC rate hike. In fact, maybe you’re wondering why gold and silver are still even traded, much less adding 6% and 9% respectively for the year. Doesn’t conventional economic...
What We Can Learn from Bill Ackman

What We Can Learn from Bill Ackman

Bill Ackman was a billionaire activist investor and head of legendary fund Pershing Square. I say was because I’m not sure if the value still holds after his recent losing position in Valient Pharmaceuticals where he rode down the position by more than 90%, selling...