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The Dark Horse in the Sportswear Market

Dear reader, When Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight founded Blue Ribbon Sports in 1964, they had no idea what they were about to start... Now known as Nike (NKE), the company started the sportswear revolution. Before Nike started making athletic shoes, there was very little progress in the market. It's hard to picture a world […]

Securities Analyzed
  • NKE
  • UAA
This Defense Contractor's Numbers Are Hiding Something

In early 2013, Edward Snowden made a decision that put him on national news. While working for the National Security Agency ("NSA"), Snowden leaked classified information to the press. You may have seen one of the countless articles about it... one of the few books... or even the 2016 movie. Snowden had various job descriptions, […]

Securities Analyzed
  • BAH
This Company Is Glad to Be a Middleman

You've heard about it in the news... In October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia. Five months later, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed in Ethiopia... just minutes after takeoff. The common factor? The Boeing 737 MAX. After the two accidents, aviation administrations around the world jumped […]

Securities Analyzed
  • AER
  • BA
Wall Street Still Misunderstands the 'Streaming Wars' Winner

We're doing something a bit different today. We want to give you an update on what happens when Wall Street gets the accounting dead wrong... on an opportunity that we just detailed. On Wednesday, we explained how investors deeply misunderstand the financial situation with streaming-device maker Roku (ROKU). After all, when viewed through a traditional […]

Securities Analyzed
  • AAPL
  • AMZN
  • CMCSA
  • DIS
  • FB
  • ROKU
Every Single Tax Form in the U.S.

Most countries don't consider "Tax Day" a big deal. You won't find it on a calendar. You won't receive a reminder from your accountant. You won't see the national news covering lines of people waiting to send in their tax returns. In the U.S., though, taxes are complicated. Tax Day is practically a national holiday […]

Securities Analyzed
  • BCOR
  • HRB
  • INTU
This Stock Wins No Matter Who Dominates the 'Streaming Wars'

Today, there are as many streaming services as there are quality TV shows. Some might even argue there are more streaming services... When the news broke that Disney (DIS) is pulling its content off Netflix (NFLX) – which I touched on yesterday – picking a service became a harder decision. With names like Apple TV+, […]

Securities Analyzed
  • DIS
  • NFLX
  • ROKU
Never Trust 'Hollywood Accounting'

Movie companies have made billions bringing us entertainment over the past 100 years... For example, Avengers: Endgame made Disney (DIS) more than $2.7 billion worldwide – seven times its $350 million budget, based on recent box office numbers. And yet, if you took the studios at their word, many of their best films have lost […]

Securities Analyzed
  • DIS
  • NFLX
The Fastest Way to Become a Millionaire

It's as if airlines want to make you suffer. The average coach seat is less than 17 inches wide. The average American man's shoulders are 16.1 inches across. Still, it's hard to blame the airlines. The business is hypercompetitive. It requires a huge amount of capital. Passengers will buy the ticket that's cheapest, with little […]

Securities Analyzed
  • AAL
  • DAL
  • UAL
How to Avoid the 'Winner's Curse'

We call it the "winner's curse"... It's a simple idea. When you're the highest bidder, you almost always overpay. Winning means you had the most optimistic view of an asset's value. That is, unless you know something that everyone else is missing. It shows up in online auctions on eBay. It happens in bidding wars […]

Securities Analyzed
  • ABBV
One Stock Flashing Warning Signs for the Market

Housing is booming right now. New single-family home prices are up 3% since July 2018. New home sales were up 4.3% in July compared with the same month last year. Year-to-date home sales are up 4.1% relative to the same time last year... and 2018 was a stronger year than 2017. And yet, investors aren't […]

Securities Analyzed
  • KBH
  • XHB