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  • Bringing Back the Sale Is Penney Wise

    By Dan Fields - February 1, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, KSS, SHLD

    Justin Timberlake may have brought sexy back.

    But it's Ron Johnson who's bringing the sale back.

    The CEO of J.C. Penney Company (NYSE: JCP) recently said his company is abandoning its pioneering strategy of solely offering an everyday low price and is bringing back numerous sales and, hopefully, customers.

    Funny how a 50 percent slide in the stock price this past year makes a company head do more »

  • Be like Buffett: Don't Be Reactive

    By Dan Fields - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: BP, SWHC, RGR, TM

    Because of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings, a renewed call from people on Main Street to those on Capitol Hill has come for increased gun control.

    Don't think any of this has gotten past those on the Street. In fact, if you own shares of companies like Smith & Wesson Holding Company (NASDAQ: SWHC) or Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR), you know all too well how those shares have more »

  • Making financial cents of credit card rewards

    By Dan Fields - December 16, 2012 | Tickers: DFS, JPM

    You've seen the plethora of credit cards rewards out there. Some give you cash back, others offer credit toward purchasing plane tickets.

    But they're all the same. Right?

    As one car rental credo famously says: Not exactly.

    The Miles by Discover card (NYSE: DFS) gives its card holders one "mile" for each dollar spent for any purchase. You then get to redeem those miles when you reach a more »