Introducing My Approach To CL Common advice I have heard is that one should not have “favorite stocks” in the sense of “liking” them because it can hinder objective and rational evaluation of investments. Yet I must admit that I see Colgate-Palmolive as one of my all-time favorite holdings. Understand this as a disclaimer regarding potential bias. Not just do I like the company from an investor’s perspective, but also because of consuming their products…

With Apple (AAPL) appearing to announce an exit from the Buy Now, Pay Later space, Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM) is looking like an increasingly attractive bet. The company has posted torrid top-line growth along with rapidly improving operating margins. The company has a net cash balance sheet and the Affirm Card is clearly gaining traction with consumers. The company’s solid execution over the last several years in the high interest rate environment may suggest that bearish fears…

Today’s article is supposed to offer an update on the Global X Adaptive U.S. Factor ETF (NYSEARCA:AUSF), a fund that leverages a sophisticated factor-rotation approach. My initial assessment presented in March this year was lukewarm, with the main reason for that being its rather disappointing performance. For clarity, today’s note is not introducing a rating upgrade, as returns remain well short of desirable. Another reason for skepticism is AUSF’s factor mix, which, as per my…

Written by Nick Ackerman, co-produced by Stanford Chemist The closed-end fund Sprott Focus Trust (NASDAQ:FUND) (MUTF:XFUNX) hasn’t performed very well since our prior update. The fund’s discount at that time, while at a double-digit discount, didn’t translate into a relatively attractive valuation. Some of the weaker performance was due specifically to the discount widening since our last update, but the portfolio mix was also the culprit. As a portfolio that carries meaningful weight to materials…

Introduction Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) is making headlines again. On June 20, Bloomberg reported the miner is looking to spend $3.3 billion on improvements at its operations in Brazil and Canada to boost copper and nickel production over the next four years. The Brazilian mining giant sees the potential to expand production capacity to about 500,000 tons of copper by 2028 mainly through improvements to its Salobo and Sossego mines in Brazil, Vale said in its…

Mark Zuckerberg would probably appreciate an easy legal win. Everybody seems to be filing some sort of legal thing against Facebook’s corporate parent, Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META) (NEOE:META:CA). Lawsuits, or even Congressional/Regulatory investigations are, sad to say, routine. And it’s not just META. If I see a company for which the 10-K discloses nothing like that, I’d worry. Is it actually doing business? Does anybody care? But META is unusual. The “Legal and Related Matters” section…

Sit-down restaurant prices at fast food chains are pushing some customers to skip the drive-thru in favor of the genuine casual-dining experience, according to Darden Restaurants CEO Rick Cardenas. Cardenas said Darden, which owns popular franchises including Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse, has not yet benefited from the trend, but noted competitors like Brinker International, which owns Chili’s, and Applebee’s parent Dine Brands have begun to market towards fast food customers with cheap deals. On Darden’s…

Introduction Sometimes we may want to invest in markets outside of the U.S. to diversify our portfolio. Today, we will look at one country, Italy, to see if this is a good place to diversify our portfolio. Specifically, we will analyze iShares MSCI Italy ETF (NYSEARCA:EWI) and provide our insights and recommendations. Investment Thesis EWI basically tracks the MSCI Italy Index, which consists of 30 major stocks from the Italian market. The fund has delivered…

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Overview Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) is a financial company that lends to medium-sized businesses. It borrows a lower yield or issues equity to grow a portfolio of loans and equity investments. Capital Southwest earns money due to the spread between its yield when lending money and the yield on the debt it borrows. You can see in Figure 1 that in the last year has gained 40% in its stock price performance. It is impressive if you consider it is a high dividend security. Figure 1: Seeking Alpha This article is part of a series in which I try to find…

Last updated: May 30, 2024 01:36 EDT | 1 min read The US Treasury, on Wednesday, released it first risk-assessment report, exploring the vulnerabilities associated with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The report stressed that these asset classes are “highly susceptible to use in fraud and scams,” most of which are traditional…

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Introduction A few years ago, when I was researching Lithium and EV markets I read accounts that electricity demand from EV penetration could be akin to what was seen in the 1960s & 1970s with the penetration of microwaves, hairdryers, and air-conditioning, etc. that drove demand 30%, or about an additional 2% per year, which is considerable and would require electric utilities to invest in capacity and grid resiliency. Then the summer heat waves began,…

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A travel nightmare for commuters struck the Northeast on Thursday as power issues related to a heat wave caused significant delays and closures for New Jersey Transit and Amtrak trains.Issues with both transportation services plagued commuters and travelers at New York’s Penn Station, the busiest transit hub in the Western Hemisphere which sees over 600,000 passengers pass through daily.Related: Horned Bull on Penn Station Tracks Causes Commuter Delays Early Friday morning, NJ Transit told customers…

Amazon’s Alexa unit has historically been unprofitable, losing billions of dollars since its introduction in 2014 — but AI could help turn things around.According to a Friday Reuters report citing eight sources “with direct knowledge” of Amazon’s plans, including current and former Amazon employees who worked on the voice assistant, Amazon is considering putting a higher AI-powered Alexa behind a subscription paywall.Amazon is currently working on upgrading the free version of Alexa to one with…

While many top business leaders continue to express concern over the unchecked development of AI, the CEO of SoftBank, a Japanese investment company, has a big prediction for its future.In a rare public appearance to shareholders at the bank’s general meeting on Friday, CEO Masayoshi Son spoke about his desire to create a world powered by artificial superintelligence, or ASI.Related: Most Employees Haven’t Used AI, Don’t Trust the Tech: Report “SoftBank Group has done many…

Investment Thesis: Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) is a designer, distributor, and retailer of athletic apparel across the globe, with their most well-known product being the classic Lululemon yoga pants. Lululemon has long been renowned as a growth stock trading at high multiples, yet the price has fallen close to 40% YTD as a result of stagnant growth in North America which has raised concerns about Lululemon’s growth prospects and led to multiple contraction. Lululemon stock…

Entrepreneur The post-global shutdown career landscape requires more than survival — it demands new skills to achieve professional fulfillment.”Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!” – Dorothy, The Wizard Of Oz”It’s no surprise that the career landscape has been irreversibly transformed by the global shutdown. For many of us, this forced us to pivot into new industries, driven by the need to keep food on our tables, maintain the added costs of our…

Entrepreneur We are constantly bombarded with short-lived trends, from the Met Gala and Fashion Week to TikTok dances, skincare secrets, memecoin metas and everything in between. In an age of rampant virality, a monoculture can form, even when everything feels decentralized. We all follow at least a few trends on a weekly, if not monthly, basis, and for a business, these trends can lead to big profits temporarily.Consider how Starbucks is now offering boba tea…

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