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Disciplined Approach to Investing

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There are a large number of parameters that are a part of the Treasury's TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program). One of the aspect of the plan financial investors will want to watch is the dividend increase stipulation. One of the TARP parameters requires institutions that accept TARP funds to obtain the Treasury's approval before any increase in a company's common stock dividend until the third anniversary of the date the treasury invests in the firm. Additionally, the treasury's approval is required before any share repurchases. A few other TARP parameters: The senior preferred shares will pay a cumulative ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
GDP Report Adds to My Bearish Forecast
The Commerce Department confirmed what I’ve been saying for weeks: The economy is in shambles, there is no growth momentum and the next bear market leg is about to strike! Last Friday the Commerce Department reported that our GDP grew at an annual rate of 2.4 percent in the second quarter. That’s down from 3.7 percent in the first quarter and 5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009. What’s more, two of the GDP’s contributors are out of steam, and won’t have much to add to future numbers … One was state and local government spending. As these stressed-out governments try to deal with ... market research, surveys and trends
Money Rules – Discipline | Sector Exchange
We started discussing “Money Rules” this week in an effort to explain more clearly the need to rule your money versus allowing money to rule you. When you are in control of this process the freedom you gain is what separates successful money management from financial hell. To download the audio version of this program go to the home page of SectorExchange.com. Today we will take a look at the need for discipline and how to create your own style discipline you can live with. Discipline – “training that develops into self-control” according to Webster’s Dictionary. The word ... market research, surveys and trends

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Of the 443 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported earnings to date for Q2 2010, 75% have reported earnings above analyst expectations. The blended earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 for Q2 2010 is 38%. The forward four-quarter (Q3 2010 – Q2 2011) P/E ratio for the S&P 500 is 12.7, below the average forward four-quarter P/E ratio of the previous 52 weeks (14.2). The forward PE to earnings growth rate (PEG) for the S&P 500 Index is .77. This is arrived at by calculating the earnings growth rate from CY 2010 to CY 2011 and dividing the result into the estimated CY 2011 P/E of 11.7. Sphere: Related Content Benjamin ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
ExxonMobil Delivers Industry-Leading Results and is Well ...
(NYSE:XOM) delivered industry-leading results in 2009 during a volatile and challenging industry environment and is well positioned for future growth across a range of market conditions, the company said today in its annual presentation to investment analysts at the New York Stock Exchange. “We manage each of our business lines for the long term. A disciplined approach to investing through the business cycle has established a long record of responsible stewardship of our shareholders’ money.” “Each of our three business segments, Upstream, Downstream and Chemical, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Paragon Shipping Inc. Reports Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30 ...
or the Company, a global shipping transportation company specializing in drybulk cargoes and containers, announced today its results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2010. Commenting on the results, Michael Bodouroglou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Shipping, stated, "We are pleased to announce another set of profitable quarterly results. The successful execution of our chartering and operating strategy, coupled with a disciplined approach to control costs has allowed Paragon to deliver strong financial results despite the continued challenging market conditions." Mr. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Fuel Tech Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results
a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for the optimization of combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications, today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. Revenues for the second quarter totaled $18.9 million, remaining flat versus the comparable prior-year period. Net loss for the quarter was $0.3 million, or ($0.01) per diluted share, which was identical to the result for the same year-ago quarter. Revenues for the six-months ending June 30, 2010 totaled $36.5 million, representing a one percent increase from the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Adapting to Change: A Case for Active Management
active, disciplined approach to investing, which recognizes and reacts to current market conditions. To learn more about SCM, visit www.scminvest.com. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Investment Managers A - D
As of December 31, 2009, CalPERS committed capital to the following investment managers. Please select a letter for the associated funds.   A Aberdare Ventures is a small, highly collaborative team, deeply experienced as both venture investors and operators of healthcare technology companies. Aberdare's investment focus is driven by years of experience growing biopharmaceutical product companies and therapeutic medical device companies. Advent International  is one of the largest and most established international private equity firms with more than 90 investment professionals representing 19 nationalities ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Institutional Investors Making Big Splash in Hedge Fund Pool ...
Long considered an elite investment for high net-worth individuals, smaller private banks and certain institutional investors, the hedge fund market has grown up from a multimillion-dollar cottage industry one where assets total more than $1 trillion. "And the bulk of the growth in the past five years has been attributable to the entrance of institutional investors into the space," said David Friedland, president of the Hedge Fund Association. Virtually unregulated, hedge funds have minimum investment requirements, typically ranging from $250,000 to $1 million. By law, a maximum of 100 investors is allowed in a hedge ...
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Fast Answers: Investing, Mutual Funds, General. - MSN Money
In any market environment, some funds have produced phenomenal returns. Unfortunately, too often last year’s best performers can be this year’s laggards. Mutual funds that consistently perform well, year in and year out, tend to end up in the top 10% over time. Acting on intuition and hunches. No one can consistently forecast market trends. Develop a consistent, disciplined approach and stick to it. Over-diversifying. Often it makes sense to buy two or three mutual funds and obtain instant cost-effective diversification. Investors who own dozens of mutual funds would do better by buying a low-cost index fund. Selling ...
Why is Warren Buffett investing in BRKb?
Even the most savvy investors have been stung by this year’s equity meltdown. Warren Buffett’s investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, BRK.B), is down 24% from its peak in December 2007. Alexander Green says BRK’s drop creates an outstanding buying opportunity. Buffett has an unrivaled track record as an investor. He has always followed a disciplined value-based strategy. And this still holds true today. BRK.B shares are trading at $3,860, down from a 52-week high of $5,059. This makes them a no-brainer buy right now. This from Investment U: Warren Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway has been the single ...