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  • Screening for Potential Buyout Targets [View article]
    I'm with you James, this one shouldn't have passed the debt to equity screen. As an anecdotal story, I used to work for a bank that paid over $100,000 per month for one of the most respected quant models in the industry. After several months, it was discovered that one of the factors in the model (9 month earnings momentum) was completely wrong! That's why I never rely totally on quant models and stocks screens. They're just a starting point, and should be re-tested regularly and followed up with detailed fundamental analysis. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!
    Jul 3, 2007. 03:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three Stocks Strategically Placed Within Complex Network Structures [View article]
    Thanks Alex! Nice catch! I've had Yahoo on my brain lately for other reasons so I guess this is what they call a Freudian Slip. Anyway, I've corrected it to Microsoft on my own personal blog site, and I'll see if I can get the SeekingAlpha people to fix it too. Sorry for any confusion, and Thank You!
    Jun 20, 2007. 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond Sell-Off Has Seen Industrials Gain, Utilities Lose [View article]
    I'm totally with you on the Utilities deterioration. Seems to make sense since people often invest in Utilities companies for the high dividend yields, and those dividend yields become entirely less attractive as bond rates rise. Considering 10 year treasuries rates are up, it just seems to make sense that utilities are down.
    Mark Hines.
    Jun 19, 2007. 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment