"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…"
A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
Mr. Dickens could have been writing about today's current investing climate judging by the opening lines of his novel. Today, the stock markets include the best and worst of times - with wisdom and foolishness abounding side by more »
Readers of my blog probably realize by now that I typically consider companies (with trusted brands) that have been on the market for years. These companies and their brands could be anything from a General Electric (NYSE: GE) light bulb to a cache of fries from McDonald's (NYSE: MCD).
Investors may want to ponder the same things when it comes to buying stocks. Consider trusted companies, in whatever industry more »
With the original Batmobile selling at auction recently for $4.2 million, the Caped Crusaders have resorted to public transit and other modes of transportation to fight evil. At an Investors' Forum in Gotham City this week, the Duo discussed their investing philosophies concerning diverse aspects of the transportation industry. Here's a portion of my give and take with them:
Michael: I understand you both have an interest in more »
Lately, I've been having morning javas and marmalade-smothered crumpets, while performing due diligence concerning three companies. This has led to fine morning connections with the always-dynamic Tiffany, Barbie, and Sally.
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is involved in product design, manufacturing and retailing activities. Their principal subsidiary is Tiffany and Co. - a jeweler and specialty retailer. Tiffany and Co.'s vast selection of jewelry was responsible for 91 percent of more »