Helping you make wiser investment decisions

General

Altra Industrial Motion’s (AIMC) Valuation Is Appealing, Says Analyst

The macro challenges laid down by the coronavirus have been virtually unprecedented. Motion control and power transmission company Altra Industrial Motion (AIMC) has not been immune to COVID-19’s impact, either. Later this month, Altra will report Q2 earnings and ahead of the quarterly statement, Oppenheimer analyst Brian Blair has been assessing the company’s trajectory. Although […]

“Our almost-new Kia’s transmission keeps failing. Should we trade it in early?”

Photo by serjan midili on Unsplash Q. Our Kia dealer replaced the transmission on our nearly new 2019 Forte with a rebuilt one that failed two days later due to a missing seal. The seal was inserted into the rebuilt transmission and they told us it was “safe” to drive. We left the car at […]

Investment Firm Culture: Three Keys to Employee Engagement

“So long as the bosses pretend to pay us, we will pretend to work.” That old joke among workers in the Soviet Union continues to resonate today, albeit in an unlikely place: US employees today demonstrate a similar level of workplace detachment, according to Gallup. Only 35% of workers say they are highly engaged while […]

Investing with your conscience | MoneySense

Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash One of the byproducts of both COVID-19 and recent racial unrest in North America is that people are thinking more carefully about the values of the companies they do business with. Many Black-owned businesses have reportedly seen sales increases and more customers coming through their doors since the […]

The Rise of E-Commerce and Cloud Services Positions Amazon (AMZN) for the Win

The alarming surge of new coronavirus cases could mean the market is on track for another extended period of volatility and uncertainty, making it very difficult to predict when any sense of normality will resume. Yet, if any company has shown how to catch the curveball thrown by COVID-19, it is e-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN). […]

Facebook Faces More Ad Boycotts, But This Analyst Expects Minimal Impact

Facebook (FB) is once again mired in controversy. An increasingly large number of companies are joining a Facebook advertising boycott, in reaction to the social media giant’s tepid response to the spread of misinformation and hate speech on its platform. The “Stop Hate For Profit” campaign has been gaining traction and among the high-profile brands […]

What Most Active vs. Passive Debates Miss

Do active funds outperform their passive counterparts? From the 1970s, when passive funds first launched, up until today, when their assets under management (AUM) have overtaken those of active funds, the active vs. passive debate has centered on that question. But this is only one of the issues that investors have to consider. And it’s […]

Is BlackBerry Stock a Buy Right Now? This Is What You Need To Know

Can BlackBerry (BB) become the stock market’s Liverpool FC? For anyone following the English Premier League, after 30 barren years and one global pandemic, soccer giants Liverpool finally clinched the premier league title last week. Might the maker of the once iconic smartphone be able to also rekindle former glories? Since leading the handset market […]

The Cult of Statistical Significance

“But is it significant?” That’s always one of the first questions researchers in economics and finance are asked. It is an interesting contrast to: “Does it matter?” The Cult of Statistical Significance by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey is a book that every economist, research analyst, and investor probably needs to read but very few have. […]

Create Trust! | CFA Institute Enterprising Investor

Susan Spinner, CFA, recently interviewed Rhodri Preece, CFA, about “Earning Investors’ Trust,” the new study from CFA Institute. For a long time, many financial sector actors believed in a truncated interpretation of Adam Smith’s insight that the pursuit of personal gain promotes the common good. However, after the global financial crisis (GFC), this mindset is […]

TFSA vs RRSP: How to decide between the two

Photo by Arif Riyanto on Unsplash One of the most common questions out there is whether to invest in a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) or a tax-free savings account (TFSA). Both will help you save, and save on taxes, but each works in different ways. Understanding these investments will help you know when to […]

Nintendo To Reduce Mobile Gaming Presence, Wedbush Downgrades Stock

Nintendo (NTDOY) will be reducing its involvement in mobile gaming due to disappointing results according to a June 22, Bloomberg report. With the current fiscal year ending in March, the video game company said it would focus on mobile games already-released with no anticipation of little revenue increase from that business-line. In fiscal 2019, Nintendo […]