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  • Holding Steady: AUER's Growth Strategy Not For The Weak [View article]
    You make interesting points, and I can't disagree, but what I (the author) found really interesting about AUER is how well their strategy has performed over the long term. Certainly it hasn't performed well since inception, but strategy was used in their personal accounts prior to the fund's inception and they've fared quite well from it. In the unabridged version of the article I try to address that. Here's that excerpt:

    Historic Ups and Downs
    While the AUER Growth fund is just over three years old, the Auer strategy hasn’t changed in over 20. It has outperformed the S&P 500 during all 10-year periods prior to inception (pre fund launch).
    Interestingly, the fund (and therefore strategy) has taken a dive since inception. But Bob isn’t worried “This has happened before,” he says pointing to 1998 and 1999 when his strategy net -17.56% and 18.62% returns relative to the S&P’s 28.58% and 21.04% returns. “Look what happens next.” Touché. In the following three years while the S&P had negative returns, AUER grew by 26.78%, 52.05% and 15.67%. After that, 154.56%.
    Oct 25, 2012. 01:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hersha Hospitality Trust: Institutions Believe In This Hotel REIT [View article]
    Doug, I hope you have had a chance to take a look at our online trading platform
    Oct 17, 2012. 03:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hersha Hospitality Trust: Institutions Believe In This Hotel REIT [View article]
    We will continue to provide insightful ideas going forward.
    Oct 17, 2012. 12:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Washington Real Estate Investment Trust: Upside Potential After Dividend Cut [View article]
    Russell, thank you for your feedback!
    Oct 17, 2012. 09:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microchip Technology Inc: A Dividend Idea In The Semiconductor Space [View article]
    Alan, thank you for bringing it up. There was a delay in the publication of the article. Any thoughts on the earnings? I would like to hear more about the impact on earnings than "macro economic conditions" that seem to be the easy excuse for everyone.
    Oct 16, 2012. 06:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: A Low Risk Investing Idea For Your Portfolio [View article]
    Names like this are hard to find in this volatile market.
    Oct 9, 2012. 10:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Supervalu - The Saga Continues [View article]
    long road for I said..this Saga will continue.
    Oct 4, 2012. 05:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks: Positive Catalysts For Your Radar Screen [View article]
    Thanks. I personally prefer McDonald's coffee over SBUX but I think SBUx has a lot going for itself for the long run.
    Oct 3, 2012. 07:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Rallying Consumer Stocks Still Undervalued By EPS Trends [View article]
    Edit: " 5-day moving average" should be "50-day moving average"
    Sep 27, 2012. 02:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Capital Agency - Should You Buy This Fat Yield? [View article]
    A very attractive yield for sure. The complicated and volatile fundamentals make the investors a little skeptical. We shall see...
    Sep 21, 2012. 02:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dendreon: All Eyes Are On The Balance Sheet [View article]
    And the bond, hopefully not a convert to further dilute the stock, will have to mature after 2016. The top 3 holders of the 2016 cvts will not allow anything maturing before them. Why not just go to JP morgan and issue a credit line??
    Sep 12, 2012. 04:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market - A Healthier Business For Your Radar Screen [View article]
    If stores like Best buy and Barnes and noble give up some of their retail space, WFM should grab it. It will help to be in a location that is either a strip mall or just a mall. There is a WFM inside a mall in columbus circle in NY. It does very well. Getting food there is still cheaper than sitting down at restaurant in the city, and its a convenient place to shop for food between shopping. they need to get away from the stand alone model.
    Sep 11, 2012. 09:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market - A Healthier Business For Your Radar Screen [View article]
    I do think that Location location location is still a priority for the company. they have the capital so best time to invest it.
    Sep 10, 2012. 04:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks Stock Looking Hot And Toasty [View article]
    MCD might also be a nice way to hedge against any food inflation or decline in consumer sentiment. Which make me think, maybe time to look at those restaurants off highways. Do higher gas prices impact them?
    Sep 7, 2012. 09:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T, Can You Hear Me Now? [View article]
    I think the timing will be important. All in all, I think another piece of analysis to keep in mind when looking at T vs. VZ
    Aug 10, 2012. 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment