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December 2010



Stock Picks with Chicks: A 2011 Resolution

December 22, 2010 – Comments (8)

... Invest more like a woman, perhaps? In other words, Investrogen in 2011! See why in this week's article and episode.

We'll have a new episode in 2011. Happy holidays, everybody! 



Stock Picks for Chicks: Unmentionables

December 15, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: WRC.DL , MFB.DL , LB

All right, I guess they're mentionables now. Dayana and I took a revealing look at lingerie for this week's installment. Fool on, everybody!



When Reputation's on a Road to Ruin

December 10, 2010 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ

In my column today for, I discuss the dangers that a company's reputation might be ruined before investors even fully realize it, if they always assume its brand is somehow bulletproof. Has anyone been following a seemingly constant string of Johnson & Johnson recalls? This is mind-blowing for a company that has such a good reputation (and brings to mind pain relief!). I feel like maybe people have been tuned out for a long while on this but may finally start to notice, and that could be very negative for this stalwart company that so often tops the charts when it comes to a good reputation.   [more]



This Week's Chick Pick

December 09, 2010 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: EL

Hey everybody,  [more]



Buying into Costco

December 06, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: COST

My Rising Star portfolio buy for this month is Costco. My particular portfolio is focused on SRI, and while I'm not sure if Costco generally springs to mind for most people as a typical or rather maybe stereotypical socially responsible company (and it certainly doesn't spring to mind as a company you'd think about if you think "green," for example), but its focus on all its stakeholders really makes the grade for me. Great stock for the long term, and one of my favorites in the retail realm too.  [more]



B is for Beneficial

December 03, 2010 – Comments (2)

In today's column for, I talked about B corporations, or Benefit corporations. I think they're really fascinating... and could pose a threat (or spur more social responsibility) amongst publicly traded companies.   [more]



This Week's Chicks Pick: Plastics!

December 02, 2010 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: TUP

Hey everybody, here's this week's article and episode of Stock Picks With Chicks. We open the lid and peek into Tupperware, which is far more interesting than I previously thought. Dayana reminded me of the whole "don't forget to burp the bowl" thing. Also, I think one video highlight is that Dayana startles the you-know-what out of me once again, kind of like with the flying can in one of our previous installments! :)  [more]



Easy Street's Potholes

December 01, 2010 – Comments (4)

My column for today covers a Corporate Library report on Wall Street compensation before and after the financial crisis. Guess these guys and gals have achieved the dream of being on "Easy Street," given signs policies to emphasize long-term performance targets are still lacking. And when quality and true performance are lacking, things fall apart, for shareholders and everybody else. The Easy Street address isn't really the good part of town.  [more]

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