If LOTE Can Do It, So Can You! (Until the Regulators Come)

In case you were wondering, here are the facts concerning Lot78 Inc (OTCMKTS:LOTE): LOTE some facts~$1 billion market value as of 5/21/2013 close. $0.5 million in ANNUAL revenue (that’s right, something like 2000x revenue), DOWN from prior year. Lot78 Inc (OTCMKTS:LOTE) borrowed $40,000 (yes, that’s not a typo) from its founder just to [...]

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WisdomTree Unveils U.S. Dividend Growth Fund

For the first time, WisdomTree brings you a forward-looking dividend growth ETF that seeks capture recent dividend growth trends. DGRW looks at certain fundamental metrics – real-time growth and quality – that we believe to be associated with a greater potential for future dividend growth, thereby raising the probability [...]

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Funding for Start-Ups Tapped Out? 5 Things to Know

It’s a cruel paradox.  Social networks and crowd-funding sites now empower entrepreneurs.  Smart ideas, innovative concepts and creative inventions are more plentiful than ever.  Yet in a time of unbounded promise, capital to fund them remains elusive for most entrepreneurs.   Which means one thing: many great ideas go unfunded.According [...]

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Active Versus Passive Management: Salary and Performance

Studies have shown that just 24 percent of mutual fund managers that are active have outperformed the market index, which is a shockingly low number to see over the last 10 years. This isn’t the only data that has gone through as surprising over the recent study—let’s look at [...]

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Howard Marks Favorite Ideas: Value Investor Conference

Howard Marks at the Value Investor Conference, Omaha.  Nebraska.Notes by Ryan DeVitt First up.... Jeff Matthews- price is what you pay, value is what you get Ram Partners LP Secrets in Plain Sight, Business and Investing Secrets of Warren Buffett The Warren Buffett CEO – Miles – unique insights No. 1 Secret – ignored everyday by most [...]

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Gold Doesn't Protect You- Unless Everyone Else Thinks it Does

“Find the trend whose premise is false,” says George Soros, “and bet against it.”Gold bugs seem schizophrenic. Gold prices are manipulated downward; buy more gold!  I think the recent fall in gold has to do with increasing recessionary conditions and "disinflation". But when people realize that real money (financial reserves) can [...]

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Corporate Profits and S&P 500 Correlation

Earnings are the fundamental source of the value of common stock. Although short-term market movements are unpredictable, in the long-run the market capitalization of companies cannot grow faster than their earnings.  On an economy wide basis, furthermore, earnings cannot grow faster than GDP unless the fraction of earnings to [...]

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Should Listen To Warren Buffett's Advice

One recommendation that Warren Buffett gave Steve Jobs is that if he thought Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s stock price was “cheap”, there was no better use of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s cash than buying back its own stock. Mr. Buffett not only gives this advice, he follows it,  stating that he [...]

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Gold Rush: Six Places To Find Gold Today

Many people have preconceived notions regarding where gold is mined but the world of today is a very different place compared to the 1970s.  Today, more gold is being mined and coming out from unknown and unconventional places, rather than the hotbeds of past decades.For example, statistics from 1970 [...]

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Cyprus Bailout: Europe's Disturbing Precedent [ANALYSIS]

The European economic crisis has taken different forms in different places, and Cyprus is the latest country to face the prospect of financial ruin. Overextended banks in Cyprus are teetering on the brink of failure for issuing loans they cannot repay, which has prompted the tiny Mediterranean country, a [...]

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Hedge Fund Excitement Over JOBS Act Cools Down

Last year, Congress passed the JOBS Act, a new bill that was designed to foster the growth of startups. Hedge funds were particularly excited about the bill because it was expected to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to form new rules for the industry.However, in the months since [...]

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Will Hedge Funds Advertise During the Super Bowl?

Every year, millions of Americans tune in to the nation's biggest sporting event: the Super Bowl. Virtually every industry has used the Big Game to promote its products and services. Every industry except for hedge funds, that is. For better or worse, viewers shouldn't expect that to change next year [...]

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Ebix CEO Intentionally Misleading Investors: Gotham City

Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX)'s accounting was questioned by Gotham City Research in a report released several days ago. The SEC  Ebix fell close to 25% on the report from Gotham City. Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX)'s accounting has supposedly been questioned by the SEC according to a report from November 2012. issued [...]

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Europe, Instability and Unemployment

The global financial crisis of 2008 has slowly yielded to a global unemployment crisis. This unemployment crisis will, fairly quickly, give way to a political crisis. The crisis involves all three of the major pillars of the global system -- Europe, China and the United States. The level of intensity differs, [...]

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Boulder Brands Could be Manipulating Revenue Recognition: Analysts

Prescience Point has just issued a 40 page initiation report on Boulder Brands Inc (NASDAQ:BDBD); the firm rates the stock a strong sell. Prescience Point is a value oriented short biased research firm. Prescience Point believes the company could be manipulating its accounting with revenue recognition. The firm explains below why it is bearish on Boulder Brands [...]

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Don Coxe: "This Is the Worst Trading Situation I Have Ever Seen"

Taking inspiration from George Orwell's "1984," renowned BMO advisor Don Coxe has coined the expression "Weakness is Strength" to describe the current economic situation. In a far-ranging interview with The Gold Report, Coxe explains how an international regime of weak currencies has set the scene for a upsurge in [...]

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Ebix Accounting 'Unreliable', Tax Strategy 'Sham': Research Firm

In a report on Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) embedded below analysts at Research firm Gotham City discuss why they believe:Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX)’s Accounting is Unreliable, Inaccurate, and Incomplete (there’s a large undisclosed related party loan, for starters) Their Stated Tax Strategy is a Sham in Fact or Sham in Substance Ebix’s Stock Deserves [...]

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Wall Street: Computerization And ETFs Are Changing The Game

Computerization is constantly changing the game in many industries. On Wall Street, the rate of change is even faster given the extraordinary sums at stake. Still, many people update their smartphones more often than their investment portfolios.In recent decades, computerization has helped investors the most through index funds and [...]

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Kerrisdale Capital on The Long Case for AMERCO

From the famous value hedge fund, Kerrisdale Capital: We believe that AMERCO ("UHAL" or the "Company") is highly undervalued. We are long the stock. Our 30-page report explaining our long thesis for UHAL is embedded below:   AMERCO (NASDAQ: UHAL) is an underfollowed holding company that owns one of America's most ubiquitous businesses: [...]

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