Are Mobile Games One-Hit Wonders?

Yesterday Finnish mobile game maker Rovio, known for its immense popular Angry Birds-game, announced it would send home one-third of its staff. The company commented that it has to focus more on generating profit instead of pursuing many activities. Mobile gamers who are familiar with Rovio may agree that the company indeed launched a large … Read more

Relief Yes, But the Bears May Not Be Done Yet

Wow, what a difference a day makes. Tuesday night, we were staring at the edge of an abyss. After four days of substantial losses, with every rally failing miserably, the market appeared to heading straight for a chasm. Wednesday, however, was a total change of pace. The market again shot higher overnight, bled down all … Read more

This Investment Is Off Target

Skepticism is justified given the recent run-up in shares of Target (TGT). Shares are up more than 30% over the past year, beating both the market and direct competitors such as Wal-Mart (WMT) by a fat margin. However, a deeper dive into Target’s business shows reason to question the rise. While Target has a fine … Read more

Kinder Morgan: Is It Finally Time To Buy?

Kinder Morgan (KMI) is a very attractive stock on at least one basis. The company currently pays $1.96/share per year in dividends, working out to a 6% dividend yield. In a world of zero interest rates, that’s a rather generous payment. What’s better, the company has promised to grow the dividend at a 10% annual … Read more

Who Or What Is Google Alphabet Inc.?

August 10th saw Google make the big announcement that they are changing their parent company name to Alphabet Inc. Considering that Google has become much more than a search engine over the last few years, it seems appropriate that the parent company should change it’s name to encompass all of their ventures. At the same … Read more