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It appears that AIG is moving closer to selling off a part of if not all of its aircraft leasing company ILFC.  This business could be worth anything from $6-10 billion and is not a core asset for the company.  AIG would be wise to take advantage of today’s favorable market environment, to sell the...
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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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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again that I really have a tremendous amount of confidence in Robert Benmosche.  He strikes me as honest, hard working, and he has a strong track record which is what matters.  In this transcript he outlines exactly where the opportunity is for AIG.  He flat out says...
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This is exactly why we sold whatever Sprint (S) stock that we owned at T&T Capital Management.  Management has been disastrous for years.  They have some of the worst capital allocation that I have ever seen so even though the stock is cheap, unless something drastically changes I wouldn’t invest in them. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303816504577306053212343154.html?mod=business_newsreel INVESTING IN...
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It appears that the ratings agencies are back at it with a possible downgrade to AGO announced by Moody’s.  This makes absolutely no sense when you look at the earnings, capital, and the moves the company has made to reduce risk in the portfolio.  If you don’t like volatility AGO is not a good stock...
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On December 19th I sent out an email discussing the unbelievably cheap valuations that we were seeing, which you can see from the forwarded email below.  This is just a quick update on how they are faring.  The point is not to get overly excited, just as we don’t want to get overly pessimistic when...
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