Archives: September 2006

Hell hath frozen over for Microsoft

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on September 28

There's been sporadic, ongoing debate about how cheap Microsoft (MSFT) would have to get to attract value investors. But I never thought I'd see the day when Third Avenue's Marty...

Olstein reveals why he tossed old media stocks

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on September 21

Following up on a post from the spring, when I noticed that money managing legend Bob Olstein had lightened up on newspaper stocks, the guru of balance sheet scrutinizers has...

Youtube, the stock advice portal?

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on September 20

Jason Coleman over at Investorgeeks.com has his eyes on a new trend of possible interest to investors. He's found some examples of financial analysts uploading stock reviews as video clips...

Apple won’t be the first casualty of Zune

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on September 14

“Zune says there is no choice; you get a Zune device, you hook it up to the Zune service, and it just works.” -J Allard There are a lot of...

Real estate slowdown could hack Plum Creek Timber

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on September 14

Homebuilding stocks have been crushed this year on the slowdown in the housing market. Whether they’re going down much further is an open question, with some well-known value investors arguing...

With India out of favor, a closed-end fund looks better

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on September 12

As an update and follow-up to my entry back in June dissing a new Powershares exchange-traded fund that invests in U.S.-traded shares of Indian companies, I'll respond to a few...

Coffee Wars, Part II – What’s wrong with Coke Blak

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on September 06

John Austin, an academic expert on management and organizational effectiveness, applies his knowledge to stock picking on his Monty’s Bluff blog (which, parenthetically has the best motto of any finance...

Cable infrastructure boom wouldn't hurt so much

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on September 01

Cable stocks had a tough couple of weeks in the press amidst fears that the industry may have to begin a costly third wave of building out infrastructure to compete...

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