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Why HOG could be a dangerous value trap

While the market in the United States was closed for the President’s Day holiday, Asia and Europe were open, and seemingly positive news on the trade front between the United States and China gave those markets reason to bounce higher. Investors have been anxious over the last couple of weeks to price the expectation of […]

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HRB offers a fat dividend and a big discount. Is the trap even bigger?

Consumer Discretionary stocks are interesting in any market conditions because so many of them are subject to cycles that don’t necessarily coincide with normal economic cycles. One of the sub-industries within the sector that I think fit this description is tax services. That is because, moving into the latter stages of winter towards spring, one […]

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PAG offers big value – is it a trap?

The Consumer Discretionary sector cuts a wide swath across the economic landscape of the United States. It’s easy to think about the sector as the place you’ll find retail stocks, but the truth is that there are a lot of other businesses within the sector that are much more than just the department stores and […]

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Do small cap stocks like MATX make sense right now?

If the market’s recovery since the beginning of the year is legitimate, it becomes more and more tempting to start thinking about expanding our view of the stocks we pay attention to, so we can consider more useful investing opportunities. The temptation for a value-oriented investor is just as real, because when the market experiences […]

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Where is the value price for KSS?

Watching the market bounce higher off of late-2018 drop that nearly pushed the major market indices to bear market levels means that it starts to get tempting to think that it’s a good time to start jumping back into stocks and get ready for the rally back to the next set of market highs. The […]

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50% MHK discount: huge value, or value trap?

Even with a nice rally in the market to start the new year, there are a lot of stocks that remain at or near 52-week, or even historic lows. If you like looking for value as I do, that’s actually a pretty nice problem to have; it means that there are plenty of options to […]

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Where is the bargain price for SYY?

As the market dropped from historical highs, nearly to bear market territory in the last quarter of the year, the Consumer Staples sector was one of the hardest hit. That seemed a little ironic, since much of the broad decline was driven by uncertainty and fear about the health of the global economy, and the […]

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AAL might be a big value – but it looks more like a big value trap

Yesterday, I wrote about news over the weekend that winter storms had resulted in more than 1,100 cancelled flights out of Chicago. Another report indicated that from the Midwest to New England, total cancelled flights were more than 2,000 over the course of the weekend. The market was closed yesterday, so the first opportunity the […]

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Is LRCX a big value opportunity, or a big value trap?

Did you study the California gold rush in your high school history class? I did, and I remember that one of the most interesting things to me about it was the fact that over the seven years that marked the period, the people that made the most money weren’t prospectors; they were the entrepreneurs that […]

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Another great bargain in the Materials Sector

In yesterday’s post, I wrote about the Materials sector as a segment of the economy that seems have started to attract the interest and attention to institutional investors. Sector rotation is an approach to market analysis that suggests that if you want to find good investments in any market, it’s a good idea to pay […]

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