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This Company Is Glad to Be a Middleman

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 […]
Wall Street Still Misunderstands the 'Streaming Wars' Winner

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 […]
Every Single Tax Form in the U.S.

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 […]
This Stock Wins No Matter Who Dominates the 'Streaming Wars'

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+, […]
Never Trust 'Hollywood Accounting'

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 […]
The Fastest Way to Become a Millionaire

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 […]
How to Avoid the 'Winner's Curse'

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 […]
One Stock Flashing Warning Signs for the Market

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 […]
How to Make Sense of the Market's Latest Moves

How to Make Sense of the Market's Latest Moves

Earnings growth is the key to a rising stock market. When you buy a stock, you are buying a stream of earnings in the future… If earnings don’t grow, or the market perception of earnings doesn’t change, a stock won’t rise. But if earnings, or market expectations for earnings, do change, stocks move. This is […]
Take Advantage of the Market Like Buffett

Take Advantage of the Market Like Buffett

Stock markets do not always act rationally. Emotions like fear, greed, and excitement can cloud our better judgement of a situation and lead to suboptimal decisions. Behavioral economics is the analysis of how factors other than rational economic frameworks drive real-life human decisions. You see this play out all the time in the markets. Just […]