Category Archives: Streetwise

Let’s Reconsider Coach

Streetwise for Sunday, August 13, 2017 On August 15, Coach will release the company’s fourth quarter and year end results. The company’s fiscal year ends at the beginning of July. This is a company that I wrote about several years ago, prior to it falling on some difficult times. The question now is whether the…

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Don’t Fear the Fear Mongers

Streetwise for Friday, August 11, 2017 An unexpected spike of anxiety in the continuum of world news will usually be followed by the words, “Equities are over-priced, the markets are too buoyant, a major correction is eminent, traders are not being prudent.” This will be followed up by a stream of rhetoric from people who…

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Saddle Up on Stryker (SYK)

Streetwise for Sunday, August 6, 2016 As an owner of many horses, probably too many, I relate to what Peter Lynch wrote in his 1989 best seller, “One Up on Wall Street.” He pointed out that the Greeks used to sit around and debate the number of teeth a horse has. Somehow, they thought that…

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Wall Street Is Not an Express Elevator

Streetwise for Friday, August 4, 2017 Investors continue to be tortured by seemingly conflicting forecasts over the direction of the Federal Reserve, Wall Street and the economy. If it will put your mind at ease, I will state unequivocally that no one can predict the future with any degree of accuracy. Moreover, you do not…

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Is This Monday Night Football or the Stock Market?

Streetwise for Friday, July 28, 2017 Are you confused about what is happening on Wall Street? If you are one, reason could be the continual bombardment of so called, “investment news”. Consider the following description of the Street’s daily activity. No, I did not make any of this up. “The current formation shows how the…

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It’s Been 29 Years

Streetwise for Friday, July 28, 2017 Each year at the end of July, I like to repeat Benjamin Franklin’s rather astute comment that while you may delay, time will not. And with that I also point out that the sands of time have once again marked another year’s anniversary for Streetwise, its 29th as a…

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Investors Invariably Over React

Streetwise for Sunday, July 23, 2017 It is interesting or sad, depending on your perspective, to watch how investors react to a relatively minor market decline. For all the bravado exhibited during rising markets, let news events send the major equity indexes sliding downward and suddenly everyone wants to run for the exits. It is interesting…

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Best Buy: The Go-To-Place for Electronics

Streetwise for Friday, July 21, 2017 Today’s discussion revolves around Best Buy (BBY), the go-to-place if you need a new computer, television or cell phone. Hey, what about Amazon? Not if you want a defective item replaced on the spot. In the case of a large television, you may also want it mounted on a…

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Hot Tips Apply to Horse Racing

Streetwise for Sunday, July 16, 2017 Whenever I mention that I write about investing in stocks, the response of many naysayers can be divided into one of three categories. The first is a comment such as, “Wonderful, do you have any hot tips?” However, there is often a degree of sarcasm dripping from those words.…

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Volatility Does Not Equate to Risk

Streetwise for Friday, July 14, 2017 After more than half a century of experience, honed initially by my having a successful stockbroker/analyst for both a father and a teacher, I know of no investment vehicle that can rival common stocks as a way of accumulating wealth. Yes, investing in equities does entail having to deal…

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