Cory Jez

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  • New Year's Resolution: Financials in 2013

    By Cory Jez - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: BAC, GS, JPM, WFC

    You almost can’t turn on any major news network without seeing information about the “fiscal cliff,” which – though optimism has been gaining recently – is still on the forefront of the economic discussion. I am as worried about it as the next guy, especially being an active investor who is cognizant of the economy as a whole, as well as individual tax rates.  As it relates to investing, though, we more »

  • Are You Ready for Some Football?

    By Cory Jez - September 4, 2012 | Tickers: AMGN, AAPL, ASML, CMG, CTXS, CMCSA, Z

    We are within a few days now of my favorite time of the year.  The leaves begin to change, the barbeques are being lit up, and football is about to dominate the forefront of ESPN for the next 6 months.  Around the country, men and women alike are preparing cheat sheets, player reports, strength of schedule matrices, and the like.  As I was preparing for my own fantasy draft this more »

  • Facebook: Is it a value play yet?

    By Cory Jez - August 31, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, MSFT

    It has been one of the most highly publicized IPO’s of my short lifetime, but so far the IPO of social media giant Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has been anything but exciting for investors.  One might initially describe it as a roller coaster ride – with all the media coverage and exposure over the past months – but unfortunately even roller coasters come back up after they go down.  As of this more »

  • Anchors Away My Boys

    By Cory Jez - August 16, 2012 | Tickers: ELY

    Keegan Bradley had just made triple bogey (three over par) on the 15th hole of a major championship Sunday, and was now 5 shots behind with three holes to play…defeat.  But birdies on 2 of the last 3 holes, and 3 straight bogeys by his competitor (Jason Dufner), left him in a playoff.  And when he sunk the putt to win on the third playoff hole, Keegan Bradley more »

  • What can they Bring to the Table(t)?

    By Cory Jez - August 8, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, MSFT

    “We’re trying to cut out the middle man.”  You have to love it, one of the oldest clichés in business.  But what if you’ve never done what your middle man does, and what if you are going to be doing it for the first time … with a brand new product riding on it?

    Sounds like a pretty tough situation doesn’t it?  Well that is exactly what tech more »

  • Are We on the Wrong Side of the Road

    By Cory Jez - August 6, 2012 | Tickers: F, GM

    Automotive stocks have been under the microscope for the past couple of years since the automotive crisis in 2008 – 2009.  Since declaring bankruptcy in 2009, companies like General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Ford (NYSE: F) have been working to regain the confidence of the American consumer.  General Motors has even been running a recent series of ads promoting Chevrolet’s “love it or return it” guarantee.  This allows consumers to more »

  • How Healthy is Healthcare

    By Cory Jez - August 3, 2012 | Tickers: CI, HUM, WLP

    It’s an election year, so naturally the economy is going to be one of the most prominent issues in the mainstream media over the next 4 months.  And with that comes discussions of the biggest economic issues – and presuming you haven’t been living under a rock this year, you already know that one of those issues is going to be Healthcare.

    Suffice to say, we should be wary more »

  • Several Billion (More) Reasons to be Scared of Apple

    By Cory Jez - July 26, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, ORCL

    What if I told you that sitting in France and Germany somewhere you had a couple of billion dollars waiting for you to bring back home; you’d probably be excited, wouldn’t you?

    Well that is exactly the case for tech giant Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). This news is certain to be swept under the rug in light of APPL’s epic miss on their Q3 earnings report, but it more »