Most consumers perceive Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Target (NYSE: TGT) as interchangeable competitors. I understand, given that both are discount retailing behemoths whose product selection overlaps considerably. But the perception is wrong. The shopping experience is palpably dissimilar. To be sure, both specialize in discount volume selling, but there’s no mistaking a Walmart for a […]
By Ian Wyatt | Nov 23, 2012
Many investors view the fiscal cliff as a key impediment to economic growth and higher stock prices. Once the fiscal cliff is resolved - likely with sufficient compromise to irritate both political sides - the economy and stocks will move ahead.
By Ian Wyatt | Nov 14, 2012
By now I am sure all of you are aware of statistics guru, Nate Silver. The unabashed numbers geek, professional poker player, baseball statistician and creator of the FiveThirtyEight blog on The New York Times website correctly predicted the outcome of all 50 states. In 2008 he accurately predicted 49 out of 50 states.
By Ian Wyatt | Oct 2, 2012
David Einhorn -- the veritable grim reaper in the investment world -- slammed Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) at the Value Investing Congress this morning. That doesn't bode well for the stock's future.
By Ian Wyatt | Sep 19, 2012
A year after his negative outlook on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) sent its stock on a downward spiral, powerful hedge funder David Einhorn is set to speak again at the Value Investing Congress. Which company will feel his wrath this time?
By Ian Wyatt | May 31, 2012
The truth is that while growth and speculative opportunities are prevalent in technology, the Nasdaq has become a beacon for value investors over the past five years.
By Robin Katrick | Feb 28, 2012
Lydia H. had a problem.
By Ian Wyatt | Feb 23, 2012
Martha Stewart, Raj Rajaratnam, James Fleishman, and Ivan Boesky must be thinking, "You've got to be kidding me!"
By Ian Wyatt | Feb 3, 2012
Investors tend to think rosy thoughts when times are good, yet they are quick to expect the worst. The fact is that most investors get things wrong.
By Ian Wyatt | Nov 22, 2011
The Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) of 30 years ago is long gone, but this company reminds me of that great value-centric Berkshire in its glory days.