Warren Buffett is Coca-Cola's largest shareholder and while he made some serious money on solid earnings today, it's been a laggard of both the S&P 500 and Berkshire's other holdings.
These four stocks have been Thanksgiving winners for most of the last decade. Will the trend continue or with the stocks turn into turkeys?
Christmas shopping markdowns are a national tradition. This year the bargains are coming right to your door. The theme of the holiday shopping season in 2013 is the ruination of Thanksgiving by profit-starved retailers. The basic idea is that merchants are being forced to cut prices in a desperate gambit
Best Buy (BBY) CEO Hubert Joly turned his stores into the most fabulous showrooms in consumer electronics. Now he just has to prove the chain can profit from the parade of customers. For the record, the company reported non-GAAP earnings per shares of 18-cents vs 12-cent estimates. Shares are getting
I was walking into JFK in 2013, but it might as well have been Ellis Island a hundred years ago. I'd spent the better part of 6 hours pressed against a window seat by 250lbs of hungover, fetid male. Stiff, surly, and shiny as a glazed ham, I entered the main part of the terminal [...]
When it comes to market sentiment the nation is violently ambivalent. The unofficial meme of the week has been the idea that markets are in a "bubble" of some sort but no one knows exactly what kind of bubble or where it's located. The Dow (^DJI) traded above 16,000 for the first-time ever
Last weekend Boeing (BA) sold $85 billion worth of its new 777x aircraft in one day. Boeing shares are at an all-time high, taking off at a remarkably steep angle. It's not just jet engines. If you break down the supply line of a jet to the most basic part, the humble ball bearing, you [...]
Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital says Janet Yellen could bring about the collapse of the dollar, but that it may not be a bad thing in the long run.
Popular app Snapchat rejected a $3b takeover offer from Facebook. Yahoo Finance's Phil Pearlman says that money and more will still be there as the company continues to grow.
After 7 long years, the next round in the console wars has arrived with Sony's (SNE) PS4 hitting shelves today and Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox One coming out next week. As Michael Pachter of Wedbush sees it, Sony has the edge coming out of the gate thanks to its $100 lower price point. In the attached
Two years ago it all seemed to be coming together for Brazil. Preparations for the 2014 World Cup were well underway and would be quickly followed by the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The soaring price of commodities were funding an unprecedented infrastructure spend that would make Brazil the the
Less than a month ago Stifel's David Lutz told Breakout he thought gas prices could easily fall below $3 a gallon by the end of the year. Since then prices have dropped by more than 5% to below $3.20 a gallon for the first time since early 2011. Lutz isn't taking a victory lap just [...]
No place on earth is more devoted to visible conformity and avowed contrariansim than Wall Street. There are hundreds of books on contrarian investing and almost none on conformity, or the simple process of trying to sell things to the greater fool. The most effective strategy for mass marketing a financial
The once pristine reputation of high-end exercise gear retailer Lululemon (LULU) has taken a beating this year. Last March the company was forced to recall a massive amount of its yoga leggings because they were see-through. It's cheeks red over the incident, Lululemon took a huge write down and
Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) was once the quintessential trendy teen brand. The chain bucked conventional wisdom by willfully rejecting the masses in favor of exclusivity. In a world of retail window displays designed to lure people in, Abercrombie told customers they weren't welcome unless they fit
Twitter (TWTR) finally went public and it didn't seem to matter much to the market as a whole. On the extreme margin it seems slightly bullish that the New York Stock Exchange (NYX) was able to handle a roughly $2 billion IPO, but in the grand scheme of things the world looks much the same [...]
It's finally here. In less than 24 hours, Twitter (TWTR) will be freely trading as a public company and the world will most likely resume spinning on its original axis. There's no stopping it now; Twitter's IPO has become a force all its own. Hundreds if not thousands of people are working
For 12 years any major tech IPO has been accompanied by chilling comparisons to the giddy days of 1999. "This is just like 1999 when anything.com could go public and day-trading kids in the copy room were sought out for their investing insights," we are warned, then "the tech bubble burst
Twitter's user base is younger than you think. According to Business Insider, 27% of 18 to 29 year olds in the U.S. use Twitter compared to only 16% of people in their 30s and 40s. Actress and investor Rachel Fox says Twitter is in the cool clique among younger teens as well. "We use Facebook
MacKenzie Bezos' scathing review of Brad Stone's "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon," is a finely crafted love poem to her husband. Calling Stone's book "... a lopsided and misleading portrayal of the people and culture of Amazon," Mrs. Bezos'
The criminal case against SAC Capital Advisors will wrap up this afternoon with yet another monster payoff. U.S. Attorney General Preet Bharara announced SAC Capital will plead guilty on insider trading, pay a $900 million fine and forfeit over $200 million. Including more than $616 million forfeited
The market is stuck with competing feedback loops. On the bearish side, record fund inflows suggest individual investors have gone all-in on a stock market rally. Being part of consensus thinking seldom pays when it comes to investing. Then again, institutional investors have been betting against stocks
Facebook's (FB) earnings report sent shares on a wild ride last night after the company beat on the top and bottom line but cautioned that use among young teens was flat or possibly negative during the quarter. Potential investors in Twitter's IPO (TWTR) should be forced to look at the 15% after-hours