VIDEO: The Apple and IBM Partnership

I joined CNBC’s Bernie Lo this evening to discuss Apple (AAPL) and IBM’s (IBM) announcement that they would be joining forces in the enterprise space.

There is no […] Continue Reading…

Lorillard is a Bad Deal for Reynolds American Investors

And then there were two.  Two of the three remaining American “Big Tobacco” companies announced today that they would be merging: Reynolds American (RAI) will be buying Lorillard (LO) for $27.4 billion, including debt assumed.

Reynolds and Lorillard combined have […] Continue Reading…

The Most Expensive City in the World is in…Angola?

Can you imagine paying $7,000 a month for a two-bedroom apartment, or $42 to see a movie? http://t.co/m93FvogR0m pic.twitter.com/YKUqihWiE8

— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney) July 12, 2014

“Cost of living” can be a relative term, as I’ve discovered in my time in Peru […] Continue Reading…

What to Read: Best Books for the Beginner Investor

How do I educate myself as an investor?

This is one of the most common questions I get from readers, and it’s easily the most important.  I’ll share some of my favorite investing books in a moment.  But first things […] Continue Reading…

¡Viva San Fermin!

Perhaps I’m just getting nostalgic with age, but there is something magical about Pamplona’s annual festival.  Cities and towns scattered across the Spanish-speaking world have their own running of the bulls, but there is only one San Fermin.

My neighbors […] Continue Reading…