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March 29, 2012
Massive increases in natural gas production continues to lower prices.  While some large natural gas producers such as Chesapeake Energy (CHK) are shutting some wells to reduce output, supply continues to exceed demand.  A big reason for this is that oil prices are so high that it still makes economic sense for companies to drill...
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I’d expect a tremendous amount of competition but if China is indeed opening up their domestic auto insurance market the potential benefits can be huge.  If I were in the auto insurance in business I’d copy Geico’s model which has been so successful in the United States as much as possible.  The low cost operator...
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This quick little article puts into perspective just how massive Apple’s market cap really is.  Their balance sheet, profits, and cash flows are absolutely amazing, but at some point the law of large numbers comes into play.  Margins tend to be mean reverting.  It’s not impossible that Apple could get to a $1 Trillion market...
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At TTCM we see a vastly over-saturated retail market in the United States.  Retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Gamestop have consistently added square footage to varied degrees of success.  Online retail and Amazon in particular has had a catastrophic impact on some of these retailers operations.  The three retailers named have been great...
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Jeremy Siegel is a little bit more bullish than I am on the overall market.  He does correctly understand that because of this extremely low interest rate environment stocks are the best relative value.  Bond funds are a huge concern subjecting investors to tremendous interest rate risks.  While at T&T Capital Management we may not...
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This was a really interesting article on market trends and the opportunity in internet stocks.  Penetration rates globally have a lot of room for growth so the winners are going to benefit from high returns on invested capital, and substantial revenue growth. http://www.gurufocus.com/news/170340/baron-funds-gives-insight-into-internet-changes-and-discusses-goog-aapl-nile-amzn-lnkd INVESTING IN THE FINANCIAL MARKETS INVOLVES RISKS. OPTIONS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR...
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Edward Lampert Chairman of Sears Holdings (SHLD) is continuing with the process of monetizing the company’s brands.  Lands End is one of their key brands along with Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, and it appears to be on the sale block.  Reportedly the asking price is about $2 Billion which would be a big boon to...
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