August 21, 2012
The Standard & Poors GSCI gauge of 24 raw materials has jumped 21% from this years low and is now officially in bull market territory.  The rally has mostly been motivated through the terrible drought affecting crops across the United States. This increase in prices could boost inflation and crimp profits for companies dependent upon...
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Jefferies (JEF) is up nicely today off of a recommendation form Dick Bove of Rochdale Securities LLC.  Jefferies recent deal to help save Knight Capital Group (KCG) is a potential goldmine for Jefferies, and the mid-tier investment bank has been performing quite well in comparison with competitors.  The current valuation for Jefferies is very attractive...
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Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) continues to experience robust growth as the shift away from regular grocery stores continues.  Whole Foods is obviously on the high end while the Super Stores such as Target and Wal Mart are continuously expanding their offerings to take business from the likes of Supervalu and Kroger.  Obviously this is...
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Further evidence of the strength of Citigroup’s brand on a global scale is exhibited by the company being the first Western bank to issue credit cards in China without co-branding from a local financial institution.  China without a doubt offers the largest opportunity for credit card growth, and Citigroup’s participation in that growth is a...
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Below is an excellent interview with Donald Yacktman of Yacktman Asset Management Co.  His long-term approach to money management is an excellent example for any investor, and his thoughts on stocks such as Hewlett Packard (HPQ) and Research in Motion (RIMM) are worth reading.  Enjoy! INVESTING IN THE FINANCIAL MARKETS INVOLVES RISKS. OPTIONS ARE...
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