Nikhil Shamapant

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  • 2 Ways To Play J.C. Penney's (Failed?) Turnaround

    By Nikhil Shamapant - November 28, 2012 | Tickers: ARO, GPS, JCP, KSS, M | Editor's Choice

    The bears have finally caught J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP).

    After a terrible quarter, shares have settled at around $17, down 50% from Jan. 1. I'm not going to be that bull who continuously clings to the J.C. Penney turnaround story despite the evidence, but whether the turnaround succeeds or fails, there is money to be made here. To really understand how to take advantage of the situation more »

  • My Favorite Growth Stock Was a Big Mistake

    By Nikhil Shamapant - September 19, 2012 | Tickers: FIO, LSI, OCZ | Editor's Choice

    Back in June, I took a look at a seemingly magnificent growth stock opportunity. In my article The Cheapest Growth Stock I had ever seen, I said OCZ Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: OCZ), I said that OCZ Technology Corporation was my favorite growth stock because of 4 major factors. First, it was in a stellar growth industry: solid state memory. Second, the company had a quality management and was making some more »

  • Portfolio Strategy: Don't be a Radical

    By Nikhil Shamapant - July 15, 2012 | Tickers: AFL, BAC, DELL, DCIX | Editor's Choice

    There are two ends to the argument on how best to construct a portfolio. Some people advise a portfolio of complete diversification. Many would have you believe that a well constructed portfolio should have at least 40 stocks with equal exposure to a variety of industries and countries. Others would say that as an investor trying to beat the market, you can't have a portfolio of more than 10 more »

  • Imitating Modern Buffett Isn't As Tough As You Might Think

    By Nikhil Shamapant - June 19, 2012 | Tickers: BRK-A, CNI, KO, DPS, IBM | Editor's Choice

    To be truly successful at any craft, it is important to study the masters. While copying the master's style exactly is unnecessary, an understanding of how they did their work will often open your eyes to concepts you hadn't fully understood before. In investing, that master is Warren Buffett, and luckily enough he is one of the most generous and open investors out there. Unlike many hedge fund more »

  • Buffett's Two Strategies

    By Nikhil Shamapant - March 29, 2012 | Tickers: BAC, BRK-A, KO, COST, WPO | Editor's Choice

    Warren Buffett recently beat the S&P 500 for his 39th year. He is the enigma of investing, the "5-sigma event" that proves the point that many mutual fund managers want to avoid: It is possible to consistently beat the market. So for an investor who is looking for a way to beat the market, it might help to pay more attention to Buffett's strategy. Buffett's strategy has more »