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November 2012

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Can Cubic Weather the Storm?

November 21, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CUB

Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) had a summer full of foul weather.  The dark clouds formed in June with the death of their founder and CEO, Walter J. Zable at the age of 97.  The heavy rain swept in as accounting problems surfaced in August.  Still, the sun is peeking out this fall and the company's share price is up slightly since the start of 2012, as the federal and local contract awards have kept rolling in.  Is Cubic a good investment despite the stormy weather surrounding them?  Click for my full SWOT Analysis. To summarize:  [more]

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A Baltimore Portfolio

November 05, 2012 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: UA , JOSB , LM

Individual investors are most successful when they buy into the idea that they are owning a part of a business for the long-term, not short-term trading or speculating on stocks.  And a good way to build and maintain that mentality is to buy companies that you can root for through thick and thin.  Adding a little civic pride to your portfolio can be a part of that.  By owning a few of the local companies that make your community great, you can keep your short-term emotions in check and become an owner for the long haul.  And since I'm from Maryland, thought I would see if I could make a portfolio of five companies from our biggest city, Baltimore.  [more]

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