My column yesterday was 5 Things Shareholders Can Be Thankful For, in the spirit of a day devoted to giving thanks for the things we have. One of the important things I'm thankful for is community, just like the Foolish CAPS community, where so many bright, inspirational, smart, funny people offer up their insight, challenges, ideas, and thoughts on investing topics (and often, on other topics too, this is a well-rounded bunch!). Happy Thanksgiving to all Fools! [more]
Hey everybody, here's this week's installment of Stock Picks with Chicks. We decided to do something a little different than previously planned when our producer reminded us that, oh yeah, this week's Thanksgiving, and most people have family and togetherness on their minds, not to mention duking it out in the grocery store with throngs of happy (?) shoppers to wrestle for that last frozen turkey or can of pumpkin. So Dayana and I decided to take a look at grocers, and talk about how Whole Foods Market is a standout pick in an otherwise tough retail segment (I'm still long WFMI and clearly, still a believer). Bon appetit! [more]
As much as I'm a fan of rugged individualism, I find the "wisdom of crowds"/cognitive diversity concept fascinating, and this article kind of relates to that: Wired.com's Where Ideas Come From. (I can't stand the term "hive mind" either, creeps me out and reminds me of the Borg or something. But I do think inspiration is often a social effort, and discussion is great ground for deeper thought, analysis, innovation, and so forth...) [more]
Here's the latest installment of Stock Picks for Chicks. Not only do Dayana and I take a Foolish swipe at Avon, but we also discuss why we chose the name for this series. (Apparently some people don't like it? I don't get it, personally.)
We should look for it in CEO paychecks that is. My column for today on Fool.com... some CEO paydays could probably use a little bit of deflation.
My column yesterday for Fool.com dealt with the fact that some big money's backing social responsibility's rise. Pretty interesting statistics point to more interest in the socially responsible investing philosophy than ever before, particularly during the difficult times we've experienced in the last several years. [more]
Dayana Yochim (AKA TMF School) and I have done our latest installment of Stock Picks for Chicks for Fool.com. It's a bit of an upset, really, because we're gushing about Pepsi (an upset because I, personally, am such a Diet Coke addict that some people joke I consume it intravenously; Dayana's a Diet Pepsi fan. This is one area where our tastes differ greatly). Coke's a solid stock, of course, but Pepsi struck as us more exciting for investors. [more]
Long-time fellow Fool (and my good friend) Dayana Yochim (AKA TMF School) and I are embarking on Stock Picks for Chicks. We're aiming to chat about stocks from a female perspective, maybe explore some female-led companies and so forth, but this is really not just for girls of course! Here's our article for today's chat topic (Urban Outfitters, I'm long URBN) and the video's on Fool.com today. [more]