The Disney – Lucasfilm Merger and its Lessons for Financial Planning

Lucas and his team of financial advisors
Charles Sizemore gave his thoughts to the Wall Steet Journal’s Quentin Fottrell on George Lucas’ decision to sell his Star Wars film empire to Disney ($DIS) for  $4.05 billion […] Continue Reading…

When the Market Reopens: What to Expect After Hurricane Sandy

The New York Stock Exchange and other major U.S. markets are scheduled to reopen Wednesday after a two day hiatus—the first multi-day weather-related closure since the blizzard of 1888 and the first unscheduled closure since the September 11, 2011 […] Continue Reading…

Investing in Those Elusive Chinese Consumers

China’s slowdown looks to have bottomed out, at least for now. Third-quarter GDP grew by 7.4% , the lowest rate in three years, but in line with what economists were expecting.
But most encouraging was the news that Chinese retail sales saw growth that […] Continue Reading…

In a War of Attrition, Microsoft Will Beat Apple

Apple ($AAPL) is getting most of the attention this morning due to its earnings release late yesterday.  Two weeks ago, I asked “Is it time to dump Apple,” and I think the answer is increasingly “yes.”  Though the company […] Continue Reading…

AAPL Earnings – The End of the Apple “Mystique”

Listen to Charles Sizemore discuss the end of the Apple mystique with InvestorPlace’s Jeff Reeves.

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