Do you want to change careers? Are you absolutely sure?
From my own career change to the stories I hear from my clients and workshop students, often we think we want to change careers when the problem is our work environment instead. If you find yourself stuck, unsure what to do next, or t
In some ways, this is a boring time in insurance investing. A lot of companies seem cheap on a book and/or earnings basis, but they have a lot of capital to deploy as a group, so there aren’t a lot of opportunities to underwrite or invest wisely, at least in the US.
Look for a moment at two victims of theFinancial Stability Oversight Council(FSOC) AIG and Metlife. I’ve argued....More>>>
Press coverage about Cars.com (NYSE:CARS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cars.com earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s....More>>>
Since its IPO in 2013, satellite radio provider Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) has had a bumpy ride. Worries about whether satellite radio would continue to capture the public’s interest as connected cars develop have been an anchor for the SIRI stock price. However, Sirius XM has proven resilient over the last few years and the company’s future growth prospects don’t....More>>>
Qualcomm (QCOM) repeated some interesting statements regarding potential patent license agreements following a solid quarterly report that excluded license revenues from two key customers. The incredibly cheap stock highlighted as a dividend machine continues to be hidden based on a relatively easy path to higher profits that Wall Street is ignoring.
Oaktree Capital’s Howard Marks is a master of the fixed income investing world and Gotham Asset Management’s Joel Greenblatt is one of the most skilled bottoms-up investors when it comes to identifying cheap stocks and those that are overvalued. Though the two are on opposite ends of the investing spectrum, their worldview is nearly identical.
ConocoPhillips (COP) is a preferred investment in the energy sector as energy prices continue to recover. The energy company took a major hit during the last energy bear market which resulted in a dividend cut. But oil prices are in an upward trend, the company has reduced operating costs and divested non-core assets to delever its balance sheet. I consider ConocoPhillips to be an excellent....More>>>
Ian’s Million Fund “IMF” is a real-money portfolio that I’ve written about monthly since January 2016 here at Seeking Alpha. The portfolio is a largely buy-and-hold group of ~100 stocks. Each month, I buy 10-25 of the most compelling stocks available at then-current prices, deploying $1,000 of my capital plus accumulated dividends. If things go according to plan, this portfolio,....More>>>
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) by 207.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,000,670 shares of the company’s stock after bu
There have been some macroeconomic signs that America's housing boom is starting to show signs of fatigue, but those figures haven't really shown up in the earnings reports of most homebuilders. The one exception is Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH). While most companies are still showing strong home
Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.34 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividen