Michael Baker Corporation - (BKR)

Michael Baker Corporation (BKR) was a small but growing competitor of my old firm. I didn't realize how aggressive they were until they moved in next door to us in downtown Newark and started winning projects. In fact, quite a few of my...

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Bonds Beat Us Up!

Everybody knows by now that the bond market sold off like crazy yesterday. The 10 Year T-note's yield peaked at 5.25% before closing at 5.248% and the 30 Year peaked at 5.362% before settling at 5.356%. Who knows what the exact cause for this reason but …

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Sound Shore Fund Inc. - (SSHFX)

I bought William O'Neil's CANSLIM book many years ago and to make my purchase so much better, they gave me a free tape to go along with it. On the tape was Bill explaining how to use the CANSLIM method and how to trade stocks. Toward the very end of …

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Starbucks - (SBUX)

It seems that lately I've been combing through Wallstrip's archives to see which stocks continued on their trends higher and which didn't. Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) seems to be one thats breaking down since their profile on Wallstrip and I...

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S&P500 Bubble?

I'm wondering if the S&P500, and the rest of the market for that matter, is in a bubble again. I don't have the answers yet but my recent volatility models show that we are (were) overdue for a correction. Still though, my 10 & 30 year bond vs S&P500 …

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Random Thoughts

I spent the first four days of this week training in Virginia for work. I had a great time and met lots of smart and interesting people during my visit, including several ex-military people. The common phrase I heard from all those who had served...

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Toyota's Trend, My Stupidity

When I was in MBA school, I had a professor who was always looking for a "hot stock" tip. He knew that I had my ear to Wall Street and asked me if there's anything good to buy out there. At the time I remember reading something about Toyota and …

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