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Demutualizations aka thrift conversions are a stalwart sub-sector of special situation investing.  There's a number of reasons why converted thrifts often outperform the market, but one of the primary ones is they are often gobbled up by larger banks after the three-year moratorium on buyouts has been lifted.  I came across an interesting article on one such situation this morning on Seeking Alpha.  Enjoy! AJS Bancorp: A Thrift Nearing Its Post-Moratorium Conversion ...More

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. ...More

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A healthy investment portfolio, according to financial experts should be:  * Based on your personal strategy of risk taking.  * Well diversified.  * Focused on the long-term ...More

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Flipp (formerly Wishabi), was developed for retailers to digitally connect to consumers to receive less junk mail, save time and etc. can also be credited in cutting down on fossil fuel ...More

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William P. Bengen is an author and a certified financial planner. In 1994 he published a study concluding that if retirees withdrew 4% (the 4% rule) of their nest egg in the first year, and then ...More

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The Hawkish Talking Fed, but Timid Acting DoveThe August Fed Meeting in Jackson Hole brought some volatility, as Fed speakers hawkishly chirped in public that the September meeting is definitely on ...More

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Demutualizations aka thrift conversions are a stalwart sub-sector of special situation investing.  There's a number of reasons why converted thrifts often outperform the market, but one of ...More

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Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) is a titan of the household products industry. The company is nearly 200 years old, worth more than $200 billion, and owns well-known brand names such as Tide, ...More

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Cisco Systems, Inc. offers a complete ...More

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If income is your investment objective, the deck is stacked against you, as interest rates remain velcroed to record lows. But there are attractive dividend stocks out there, provided you can commit ...More

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September 26, 2016 by FVelociraptor (99.89)

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KLX Shares Could Lift Off

September 26, 2016 by TMFDeej (99.14)

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Every week I go through the latest issue of Barron's looking for interesting special situation investing ideas.  This week's magazine was a little light on them, but I did find one ...More

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Throughout history there have always been great companies that stand head-and-shoulders above their peers and the competition. They are loved by their shareholders, hated by the competition and known ...More

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The Dividend Aristocrats are a group S&P 500 that have each paid increasing dividends for 25+ consecutive years. We are talking a lot of the best dividend paying stocks and trying to find ...More

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Investing in companies returning cash to shareholders via a combination of buybacks and dividends has proven to be an effective long-term strategy relative to the market and other uses of ...More

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YAHOO! WOE?

September 25, 2016 by valunvesthere (< 20)

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Recently I've watched on television and receive message from YAHOO! Clearing the Security Breach Alert If you're contacting us because you're unable to clear the security breach ...More

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The disgracefully managed Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.2% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.8%, the Nasdaq was up 1.2%, the S&P 500 was up 1.1%, the Russell 2000 was up 2.6%, and the ...More

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The lamentably managed Wax Ink Portfolio was down 0.8% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.2%, the Nasdaq was up 2.3%, the S&P 500 was up 0.5%, the Russell 2000 was up 0.3%, and the ...More

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The woefully mismanaged Wax Ink Portfolio was down 1.1% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 2.2%, the Nasdaq was down 2.4%, the S&P 500 was down 2.4%, the Russell 2000 was down 2.6%, ...More

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Swiss National Bank: Negative Rates Could Hurt CHF When the Swiss National Bank released their latest monetary policy statement, one thing was very clear - they will not be changing their stance on ...More

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I read lots of articles about investment ideas, particularly ones about special situations and undervalued small cap stocks.  Inevitably, there's always a few companies who pop up in ...More

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