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Harvey Nash Goes Smash

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The Magnificent Marvelous Money Machine

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Like most kids growing up in the late 60's early 70's, I spent my fair share of time reading comic books. I can't remember a lot about what was in them, but I do remember several of the ads. Of course, there was the classic Charles Atlas ad where the beach bully kicked sand on the skinny boy and his girlfriend...

The Real Risk With Dividend Growth Investing

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There are risks to many strategies. Some risks include permanent impairment of capital, due to an investment that ends up going to zero. Some companies would usually cut or eliminate dividends a long time prior to going under. This usually serves as a last warning sign to long-term investors like myself that something is broken in the business. But dividend cuts are not the biggest risk to dividend growth investing. This is not the risk I will discuss today.

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of General Mills, Inc. (GIS). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: General Mills, Inc. is a major producer of packaged consumer food products company that produces cereal, yogurt and Betty Crocker desserts/baking mixes...

4 Dividend Stocks Delivering The Secret To Successful Investing

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Many people spend their investing lives jumping from one investing strategy to another. It seems they are always looking for that hot combination that will produce instant wealth. Think about it, most things that are instant, such as potatoes and coffee, aren't really that good. Quick and easy, yes; but not really good...

Jeff Bezos says he's flattered by Warren Buffett's compliments and reads 'all his books'

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  • At Amazon's shareholders meeting on Tuesday, an investor reminded Bezos of that comment and asked how he comes up with new ideas.
  • "Warren's remarks are very meaningful to me because he's a hero to me," Bezos said at the Seattle event.
  • Berkshire is the most valuable non-tech company in the U.S. Buffett is the third-richest person in the world with a net worth of $88 billion, and Bezos is fourth at $84 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Berkshire Hathaway Adds To Liberty SiriusXM Again

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  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has filed two separate Form 4's with the SEC regarding its position in two share classes of Liberty SiriusXM. Per the filing, Berkshire was buying shares of both on May 18th, 19th, and 22nd. They acquired 492,156 shares of LSXMA at weighted average prices ranging from $37.1826 to $38.8041.
  • They owned over 14.15 million LSXMA shares.
  • This is the second month in a row that Berkshire has bought LSXMA / LSXMK shares.

Tiger Global Increases TransDigm Group Position

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  • Chase Coleman's hedge fund firm Tiger Global has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding its position in TransDigm Group.
  • Per the filing, Tiger Global now owns 7.7% of TDG with 4 million shares.
  • The filing was made due to activity on May 18th. While this second quarter activity is notable, it's also worth pointing out that Tiger Global boosted its TDG position back in the first quarter by 492% as they previously owned a small position.

ValueAct Capital Sells Some Willis Towers Watson

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  • Jeff Ubben's activist firm ValueAct Capital has filed a Form 4 with the SEC regarding its position in Willis Towers Watson.
  • Per the filing, ValueAct sold WLTW shares on May 17th through 19th at prices between $140.11 and $141.05.
  • ValueAct still owns 7.1 million shares of WLTW. Ubben's firm has trimmed a few positions in the past few months as he feels the market has been overvalued and has been having a hard time finding new opportunities.

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Pepsico, Inc. (PEP). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: PepsiCo, Inc. is a major international producer of branded beverage and snack food products...

7 surprising things in Warren Buffett's office

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  • One of Buffett's earliest stock market resources was a series of manuals published by Moody's Corporation called "Moody's Manual."
  • A few years ago, he found a copy on Amazon and "While reliving my youth," he says, "I bought old Moody's manuals."
  • When asked if flipping through it is comparable to going through an old family photo album, Buffett responds, "Better!".

Find Out Which Stocks Hedge Funds Have Been Buying: New Issue Just Released

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  • Investment Thesis Summaries of 2 Stocks Hedge Funds Have Been Buying: Find out which stocks and quickly get up to speed on the bull and bear thesis.
  • New Consensus Buy / Sell Lists: Reveals which stocks are most popular.
  • Commentary on Each Fund's Moves: Including international market short positions when applicable.

Harvest the Fruit

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The mango is native to Southern and Southeast Asia, but also grows in Central and South America, Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. Mango trees will settle into a cropping pattern by the third year after planting and reach peak production in six to eight years. Seedling trees take a year longer to come into production. The tree is long-lived with some specimens known to be over 300 years old and still producing fruit...

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Caterpillar Inc. is the world's largest producer of earthmoving equipment, and a major manufacturer of mining equipment, electric power generators and engines used in petroleum markets...

Three REITs Approaching Value Territory

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There are several REITs which seem to be punished excessively as of lately. A few, which have caught my eye are listed in more detail in the article.

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