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On Straight Talk Money: A Conversation with a Short Seller

Earlier this week, Peggy Tuck and I interviewed short seller and forensic accountant John Del Vecchio. I call John the “Horatio Caine of finance” because he knows where the bodies are buried in the financial statements.

We discuss what exactly short selling is and how it’s different in real life than how it might be portrayed on Showtime’s Billions.


In the next segment, we dig into the details of what John looks for in a short. In short, he looks for signs of aggressive revenue recognition.


In the last segment, John and I compare shorting stocks to buying put options and discuss the pros and cons of each.

 

 

 

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On Straight Talk Money: A Cutthroat Battle In Men’s Razors

I joined Peggy Tuck today on Straight Talk Money. On the agenda? A cutthroat battle in men’s razors pitting Procter & Gamble (PG) against Unilever (UL). But the biggest lesson to be learned is that few competitive “moats” prove to be permanent. Warren Buffett was a major investor in razor blades and did well on the investment. But even staid consumer staples can be prone to disruption. Listen on:

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This material is provided for informational purposes only, as of the date hereof, and is subject to change without notice. This material may not be suitable for all investors and is not intended to be an offer, or the solicitation of any offer, to buy or sell any securities nor is it intended to be investment advice. You should speak to a financial advisor before attempting to implement any of the strategies discussed in this material. There is risk in any investment in traded securities, and all investment strategies discussed in this material have the possibility of loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The author of the material or a related party will often have an interest in the securities discussed. Please see Full Disclaimer for a full disclaimer.

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On Straight Talk Money: Will Apple Be The First Trillion-Dollar Company?

I joined Peggy Tuck and Chase Robertson this morning on Straight Talk Money. First on the agenda, we discuss black swans. People who say they’re looking for black swans clearly don’t know what a black swan is. By definition they are unpredictable and unforeseen and can only be identified after the fact.

 

Up next we tackle Apple (AAPL) and ask the question… will Apple be the first trillion-dollar company?

 

Next, we take a look at Jeff Gundlach’s controversial call to go long emerging markets and short the S&P 500.

 

And finally, we wrap it up with a good old fashioned debate about dividends vs. share buybacks and what it means given today’s market prices.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This material is provided for informational purposes only, as of the date hereof, and is subject to change without notice. This material may not be suitable for all investors and is not intended to be an offer, or the solicitation of any offer, to buy or sell any securities nor is it intended to be investment advice. You should speak to a financial advisor before attempting to implement any of the strategies discussed in this material. There is risk in any investment in traded securities, and all investment strategies discussed in this material have the possibility of loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The author of the material or a related party will often have an interest in the securities discussed. Please see Full Disclaimer for a full disclaimer.

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Today on Straight Talk Money: Apple Earnings, Natural Gas Powered Cars and More

I joined Peggy Tuck on Straight Talk Money this morning to chat about Apple’s (AAPL) earnings, natural-gas-powered cars and more:

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This material is provided for informational purposes only, as of the date hereof, and is subject to change without notice. This material may not be suitable for all investors and is not intended to be an offer, or the solicitation of any offer, to buy or sell any securities nor is it intended to be investment advice. You should speak to a financial advisor before attempting to implement any of the strategies discussed in this material. There is risk in any investment in traded securities, and all investment strategies discussed in this material have the possibility of loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The author of the material or a related party will often have an interest in the securities discussed. Please see Full Disclaimer for a full disclaimer.

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Today on Straight Talk Money: Hedging Advice From Jeremy Siegel…and McDonalds Did What?

I joined Peggy Tuck on Straight Talk Money this morning. Up first, we chat about Stocks for the Long Run author Jeremy Siegel’s advice on hedging for a market decline:

 

 
And up next, we chat about a “life changing” chance to profit from a market “melt up” and some curious new moves by fast-food giant McDonalds:

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This material is provided for informational purposes only, as of the date hereof, and is subject to change without notice. This material may not be suitable for all investors and is not intended to be an offer, or the solicitation of any offer, to buy or sell any securities nor is it intended to be investment advice. You should speak to a financial advisor before attempting to implement any of the strategies discussed in this material. There is risk in any investment in traded securities, and all investment strategies discussed in this material have the possibility of loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The author of the material or a related party will often have an interest in the securities discussed. Please see Full Disclaimer for a full disclaimer.

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