Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods And The Tyranny Of The PE

Life’s good if you’re the CEO of Whole Foods Markets, you might think. Sure, there is that, shall we say, “enthusiastic” fringe complaining that you’re not a true greenie, having betrayed the green cause for that nefarious kind of green which gets you big mansions, corporate jets and fancy cars, and there’s the continued sniping […]

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Improve Your Investing Return In Five Minutes

Okay, you know me by now, and you can spot an overpromising headline a mile away. You know 5 minutes can’t improve anybody’s return. Good for you. But… there is something you can do. You don’t read about it much, but they do teach it in business schools (not that the students apply it that […]

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Dividends and Buybacks: What and Why?

‘Tis the season for mergers, from Time-Warner and Comcast to Office Depot and Office Max. What the halogen lamp is happening out there? Don’t they know they’re paying top dollar? That’s not all. Companies are buying back their own stock at all-time highs. Apple announced last year it will buy back $90 billion worth of […]

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Why You Really Need To Know Agency Theory And Fiduciary

Do you know someone who lost money on investments? Perhaps that attractive face in the mirror? Thousands have. And the most common element in all those thousands of portfolio poopers: “Someone else.” Most failed investments start with a broker, friend, columnist, author, relative — someone who said this or that is a great investment. Today’s […]

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Market Timing vs. Entry Point, Part 2

Last week, we started addressing this reader question: “I’ve always heard that with investing (especially for retirement) one should be purchasing stocks on a regular basis – in good times and in bad. What you write here makes sense to me, but where I am getting a late start (48 in a few weeks and […]

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Dogfight: Market Timing vs. Entry Point

I received an email from a Drop Dead Money reader this past week, asking a question: “I’ve always heard that with investing (especially for retirement) one should be purchasing stocks on a regular basis – in good times and in bad. What you write here makes sense to me, but where I am getting a […]

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Dilutive And Accretive Defined

Welcome to another buzzword laid bare for you: dilutive and accretive. No, they have nothing to do with chemistry or your digestive system. Opposites, dilutive and accreitve usually refer to what happens when once company buys another. That’s another buzzword, M&A: mergers and acquisitions. We live in the time of the economic cycle where companies are feeling […]

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