Life Partners Holdings, Inc.
Life insurance and structured settlements provider Imperial Holdings (NYSE: IFT) has had an interesting couple of years. After a dramatic FBI raid tied to questionable practices at its now-shuttered cash-advance division, the company's stock price took a sharp, lasting hit. At the time, some market-watchers speculated that the potentially illegal activities of some Imperial staffers would bring the entire company down. Fortunately, an FBI investigation eventually determined that the more »
A bad portfolio is a lot like a good portfolio in that it starts with the best intentions. We're all trying to make our money work hard for us, and we all have good and bad times. I think we can all agree that 2008 was a pretty bad time, and since then we've had generally better days. But "the market" doesn't rule your portfolio -- you do more »
“It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Progress Report: Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM), mentioned January 16, 2012 trading around $76 per share, currently flirting with 52-week highs around $92 a share (“Healthy Yield, Bad Habit”).
There are an awful lot of analysts out there. Too many, it seems. Add to that the countless knuckleheads such more »