Is Cramer Describing Why Fundamentals Win Out in the Stock Market?

I wondered on to this article at MSN Money by Jim Cramer (yes, that Jim Cramer) that I found interesting.

The article is titled This is a loser’s market, which is I think he means to be controversial, but it’s what he says below the fold that I find interesting:

Suddenly, people can’t get enough [...]

Large Cap Stocks Poised for Growth? Is this 1983 All Over Again?

I just read this Morningstar article, titled 1983 Revisited that I thought I’d share. The author makes the case for large cap stocks by drawing a number of comparisons to the early 1980’s and 2008-2010, and what happened from 1983-1987.

By now, the parallels to the early 80’s are seemingly everywhere. Mostly by way of comparing [...]

What Lost Decade?

Much has been made of the so-called “lost decade” of investing during the period of 2000-2010. But what does the “lost decade” mean? Is it true and does it even matter?

The idea behind the lost decade is that investors either made no money or lost money over that period a 10-year period. After all, the [...]

An Unlikely Undervalued Energy Stock (VIDEO).

Exxon may fit the bill. He thinks ExxonMobile looks like a good deal despite the fact that it seems to have missed out on the recent rally.

Watch the video to see Paul explain it in his own words.

It’s an interesting idea when you consider:

Energy is only going to go up as the world economy [...]

8 US Stocks With International Exposure.

Investment pros recommend that US based investors should have anywhere from 20-45% of their stock holdings in foreign companies. It’s not the geographic location of the company that’s important to the asset allocation, but the diversification of economies.

This is because foreign economies usually do not move in parallel with the US economy, but that has [...]

Record Revenues Are a Good Thing (Especially Now)!

As this article from SmartMoney points out, record levels of revenue really shouldn’t be that big of a deal, but in the current economic climate they are.

The reason is that given steady economic growth, a given company should be able to increase its revenue year over year. The rate of increase may not be [...]

Is Apple Worth its iPad Tablet Hype?

Apple Inc has generated a lot of buzz recently with the hype over its latest geek-chic techno status symbol – the Tablet.

But is that hype really over-hype? Is Apple, and more important for investors – apple stock, going to benefit from this new gadget?

I personally don’t think so, and neither does Jeremy Glaser at [...]

3 Healthcare Stocks That Could Survive Healthcare Reform.

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the air over policies being proposed in Washington D.C. these days, and one of those policies with huge potential to affect business (and hence stocks) is the so called Health Care reform bill.

While it’s impossible to say for sure what the exact effect of a government take over [...]

Best Buy’s Moat is Eroding?

Best Buy (BBY) should be a slam dunk buy right now, right? When you consider that many of their competitors, like Circuit City, have been sent to bankruptcy when the economy tanked, their strong brand identity and Geek Squad service you’d think they’d be sitting in the center of pretty big economic moat. But that [...]

Diversification Is A Scam, Really?

I came across a quote by Jim Rogers in SmartMoney magazine yesterday that almost made me blow my chocolate milk out my nose when I read it. In this interview, Mr Rogers says:

“Diversification is something that stock brokers came up with to protect themselves, so they wouldn’t get sued. Henry Ford never diversified, Bill Gates [...]