Spain’s New Austerity Plan: What Does it Mean?

The negotiations between Spain and her Eurozone partners continue.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy agreed to new austerity measures, released on Wednesday, as a means of avoiding a full state bailout and the loss of control to the EU’s supervisory institutions […] Continue Reading…

Comparing Dividend ETFs

I like ETFs as an investment vehicle.  And I love dividends as a source of investment return.

So, one might draw the conclusion that I was favorably disposed towards dividend ETFs, and indeed I am (see “Dividend ETFs for Growth […] Continue Reading…

Visa and MasterCard: Underlying Macro Trends Still in Place

“Gimme what I need, uh, MasterCard or Vi-suh.”

From Wyclef Jean’s “Perfect Gentleman”

The U.S. consumer is in a bit of a pickle.  Jobs are not particularly easy to come by—the June jobs report showed unemployment sticking at 8.2% and only […] Continue Reading…

Charles Sizemore Discusses His Favorite Beer Stocks on Bloomberg TV

Crack open a cold one, and watch Charles Sizemore give his thoughts on international beer stocks on Bloomberg TV.

 

If you cannot view the video, please follow this link to Bloomberg’s site: Playing the World of Beer Stocks

Stocks mentioned: Boston […] Continue Reading…

Whiskey and Beer Better Long-Term Bets than Wine

It’s not often that a stock with a $5 billion market cap soars by over 20% in a single trading day, but such is the case for Constellation Brands ($STZ), the largest publically-traded wine merchant, and now the sole […] Continue Reading…