Groceries Are a Rotten Business

Supermarket giants Albertsons and Safeway (SWY) made news last week by agreeing to merge, creating a combined company that will fall just shy of Kroger (KR) in terms of store count.Cerberus Capital, the private equity firm that owns Albertsons, has offered to pay $40 per [...] Continue Reading…

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Last-Minute Tax Tips Before April 15

We’re down to the last few weeks before April 15, the day more commonly known as “tax day,” among a few other colorful descriptions that are best not printed.

If you haven’t filed your tax return yet, chances are good [...] Continue Reading…

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Update: When Stocks Stop Reacting to Bad News

In this update, I’ll tell you all you need to know about the situation in Ukraine and how I see that affecting our portfolio moves going forward. I’m also going to touch on the weak data coming out of China for clues on what it means for emerging markets in general and Chinese stocks in particular. [...] Continue Reading…

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Booze Stocks: What to Buy, What to Sell

U.S. domestic beer sales are flatter than a day-old pint of Bud Light. There were 2.78 billion cases of beer sold in the United States last year, down from 2.9 billion cases five years ago.

But don’t tell shareholders of [...] Continue Reading…

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Russian Stocks: Contrarian Buy?

Crimea’s regional parliament voted unanimously last week to secede from Ukraine and become part of Russia—virtually guaranteeing a prolonged confrontation between Russia and the West.  The current standoff is the biggest escalation between Russia and the West since at [...] Continue Reading…

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