A takeover to secure the rights to sell Paris Hilton’s scent in a bottle is giving traders a chance to triple their money betting on the industry’s most expensive acquisition.
When I choose stocks, I put very little weight on relative strength. Yet I know many investors swear by it.
For about seven decades, academic studies have shown that unpopular stocks -- those whose price is low relative to the company’s earnings -- outperform stocks with higher price-to-earnings ratios.
How much would you pay for some inside information?
Listening to both Republicans and Democrats spout off these days, it sounds like austerity is the new patriotism. Both parties vow to cut federal spending. Republicans, urged on by their Tea Party wing, say deficit reduction is their top priority.
Once again, the unthinkable has happened. In 2010, the stocks that carried the worst ratings from Wall Street analysts when the year began outperformed the stocks that enjoyed the highest ratings.
The Federal Reserve’s action last week to enlarge the U.S. money supply will bolster some stocks and hurt others.
Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, the multimillionaire on the hill in your hometown: They are all figures of admiration.
There’s truth in the old Wall Street saying, “The market climbs a wall of worry.” The only thing that changes is the graffiti on the wall.
February for me is the grumpiest month.
"He was able to offer a premium and still bid only $24."
- John Dorfman on Jul 14, 2011
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