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  • Creating A High-Risk Portfolio Modeled After mREITs [View article]
    Thanks for pointing that out. I'll try and get that fixed.
    Apr 5, 2012. 04:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo (YHOO) expects annual savings of ~$375M from the layoffs, but will take a pretax charge of $125M-$145M and may incur more related charges. Yahoo says it's identified "a select group of core businesses" that it will focus on," although it doesn't reveal what those ops are. What a tease. Shares reverse premarket losses and are +0.5%  [View news story]
    I hope they fire Chris Chase.
    Apr 4, 2012. 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Taking Profits Is Not The Best Strategy [View article]
    Systematic risk is macroeconomic risk, so fluctuations in the whole market. Systemic risk is when the market fails, like if the NYSE went out of business or every bank went under.
    Apr 4, 2012. 01:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Please Rate My Article 5 Stars!! [View instapost]
    SA was having a contest where the author of the article in the "Best SA Articles of All Time as Chosen By Their Authors" list with the most 5 star ratings would win an iPad. I didn't win unfortunately.
    Apr 4, 2012. 10:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Taking Profits Is Not The Best Strategy [View article]
    Well the theory says that over time, standard deviation increase by a factor of sqrt(t) so time actually increases risk which makes sense when you think about it.
    Apr 3, 2012. 03:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's More Overvalued: Monster Worldwide Or LinkedIn? [View article]
    I'm arguing that LinkedIn's growth expectations and Monster's decline more than makes up for the gap in valuation ratios.
    Apr 3, 2012. 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Monster Energy Produce Monster Returns? [View article]
    I think Monster Energy is a good company, I just believe that the potential for an acquisition is priced into the stock. So if Monster gets acquired, the stock will go up and if it doesn't it will go down. I also believe their growth as an independent company is limited because Pepsi and Coke will try and limit their SKUs
    Apr 3, 2012. 09:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Investors Should Expect From Cisco [View article]
    Thanks for your info!
    Apr 3, 2012. 01:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It Will Get Worse For Dell Before It Gets Better [View article]
    I'm aware that the majority of Dell's revenue is to businesses. However, their image in the eye of the consumer is still a pivotal part of its business because if their consumer products lose consumer confidence, then their business products will hurt too. Sorry, I should have been more clear about that in the article, my fault.
    Mar 27, 2012. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Monster Energy Produce Monster Returns? [View article]
    I'm sure they have a plan, the question is if they can execute it. They would probably have so sacrifice some Monster Energy SKUs for Hansen's Natural and Peace Tea, but that could be a risk worth taking if it expands their product breadth.
    Mar 26, 2012. 05:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Accenture Is A Strong Portfolio Stock [View article]
    It's a typo that's supposed to say "up over 50 percent in the last 5 years". It's been corrected
    Feb 21, 2012. 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low Beta Stocks Like General Mills Are Still A Hot Commodity [View article]
    Yeah, I've been a huge fan of Kraft and named it as one of my top stock picks for 2012. I haven't done any research on BGS, but I'll look into it. I doubt that Pepsi will sell Quaker though.
    Feb 13, 2012. 10:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Salesforce.com In The Final Stages Of Its Bubble? [View article]
    I can't see Groupon being worth more than $15 billion so I think that's pretty safe even with earnings coming up tomorrow. Zynga still has some upside potential and LinkedIn might stay up there with all of the Facebook hype, but you never know.
    Feb 7, 2012. 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Buys And 2 Sells Going Into February [View article]
    No problem Raven. The reason why SA publishes articles like this is because people are more likely to read list articles than articles that are centric around one stock. Most of my articles go a lot more in-depth than this and are normally centered around one company. For example, I have plenty of Zynga and Groupon articles that talk about what you said in your previous comment. There has been a movement among contributors lately to ask editors to limit how many of these are published and a lot of contributors have said that SA has been much more strict about publications over the last month.
    Jan 24, 2012. 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Buys And 2 Sells Going Into February [View article]
    I get published because I use numbers to back up my data and my stock picks beat the market on average. I was the top finance major at a top business school and it's up to the editors to decide whether or not my articles get published. I only hold about $3500 in stock excluding my 401k, but I'm closing my position in almost all of it soon, so the stocks I'm currently invested in weren't included in this article.
    Jan 23, 2012. 04:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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