Yum Brands Expanding in the Wrong Country

Yum Brands (YUM), the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, is on the offensive: Its Taco Bell chain will be adding 2,000 new domestic locations in the next 10 years.

To put that in perspective, there are [...] Continue Reading…

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Short JC Penney

I always know I’m on to something when I get a barrage of hate mail.  Actually, “hate mail” is a bit anachronistic.  These days, hating is done via snarky Twitter posts and comments at the bottom of articles (take [...] Continue Reading…

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How to Trade Taper Tantrum Part Deux

Good economic data comes rolling in … and the market throws a taper tantrum.

The ADP payroll report showed that 215,000 jobs were created in November, well ahead of the consensus expectation of 173,000, and October’s figure was revised from [...] Continue Reading…

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Forget the Santa Claus Rally and January Effect

Now that we’re in the Christmas holiday shopping season, you’re about to get inundated with ridiculous expressions like “Santa Claus rally” and market superstitions that would have you believe that the price action on the first trading day of [...] Continue Reading…

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VIDEO: Will JC Penney Survive 2014?

I joined Varney & Co. on Fox Business this morning to discuss the future of JCPenney (JCP) and JCP stock.

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JCPenney is having a rough go at it today, with JCP stock down more than 9% as of the time [...] Continue Reading…

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