The Weekly Pitch: CCC, An Environmental Growth Stock

Greetings. I will be starting a new blog on WSO where I will focus on putting together quality equity research pieces. My goal is to get practice at writing ER and to hopefully...

7 Indispensable Rules For Traders

As a trader, one of the things I like to do is take notes on trading observations, both trade specific and trader specific. I was flipping through some of my notes and wanted...

Would you be on the other side of these trades: MSFT & SBUX?

In today's volatile market, being long and neutral in your portfolio can deliver returns in uncertain markets. Today, I will present two options strategies, one conservative...

Patriot Coal Bankruptcy: A Sign of the Times for the Energy Sector

Last Monday, Patriot Coal (PCX) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and was the first ship to go down in the declining coal industry. This bankruptcy and the current...

Global Stock Markets: Long Hope, Short Reality

This is a big week for markets in terms of economic data. Yesterday we had a data dump of mammoth proportions and the data wasn't very promising.

A glance, we saw...

How To Follow The Markets Like A Pro – For Free!

So you are fascinated by the financial markets and maybe even interested in trading ? Great, but access to information doesn't come cheap and can be a real differentiator....

Why I Am Long Baidu.

Last week after the Chinese central bank (PBOC) announced a 25 basis point rate cut, I gained enough conviction to take a long position on Baidu which has sold off...

The Illusion of A Better Job

Why do we constantly set ourselves up for disappointment by dreaming up the possibilities how much better our lives would be if only we were doing something else?

Too...

The War on Private Equity

The book "Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the Economy is Wrong" by Edward Conrad has created a shit storm in its wake as it seeks to defend the 1...

The Gamification of Recruiting

It could be said that recruiting for competitive jobs in business is a game. However, recruiting is a poorly designed game with blurred rules that doesn't necessarily award the...

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