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Mr. Berger is a former contributor to Seeking Alpha, the creator and developer of the YDP screening tool. A chart system and its analysis for screening and monitoring dividend income equity investments. A former Chief Operating Officer, Director, Vice President and General Manger of Oil and... More
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  • Bragging Rights

    One month ago, on March 15th, I departed from my normal milieu of dividend income investment equities and oil & gas stocks and wrote an article about my belief in Amazon's momentum and growth possibilities. As part of that article, I took a swing at Apple which had lagged Amazon for years in total return except for the 2012 AAPL bubble. As expected, the Apple fans piled on me with lots of personal comments and little substance to counter the simple momentum observations I made comparing the 2 companies.

    Although I don't usually review the performance of my picks less than quarterly, having accepted the vitriol of APPL fans and their concurrent hatred of AMZN, I feel I deserve to take a 30 day review to say "Hey, how's that AAPL working out for all you that insisted it had taken its dive and was time to jump on the Apple cart again. Since my March 15th call to dump AAPL and buy Amzn, the Apple shares are down 14% and Amazon up 1%.

    Time sorts the wheat from the chaff.

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    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: AAPL, AMZN, Long Ideas
    Apr 19 10:30 PM | Link | Comment!
  • PG Selected Cash Flow Metrics Chart

    PG Days Payable Outstanding Chart

    PG Days Payable Outstanding data by YCharts

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: PG
    Apr 17 5:57 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Walgreen - Definitely Not A Dividend Income Equity Investment

    A reader suggested Walgreen (WAG) might be poised at a good entry point as a dividend income equity investment. A look at it's YDP chart seems to show players totally ignore its dividend in trading shares. The yield is rising against both rising and falling share price, a reflection of its rapidly increasing distribution. However, share price volatility totally eclipses dividend yield. The technical chart is pretty simple and an investor could use that to find a more comfortable entry point for both price growth and best yield. The highly volatile quarterly price swings suggests maybe the stock is driven by short sellers and short squeezes. Its too bold for my blood but maybe you like a wild ride.

    WAG Chart

    WAG data by YCharts

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Mar 18 1:28 PM | Link | 2 Comments
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