Name That Trade – $MON: Seeds of Doubt


Nassim Taleb has been making headlines lately in his relentless attack on Genetically Modified Organisms and the corresponding lobbyists and industry promoters.  Mark Buchanan summed up the research … [Read more...]

MorningWord 11/18/14: $GOOGLy Eyes


A few weeks ago I took at look at Google's (GOOGL) inability to keep pace with the broad market.  The bull case is fairly simple, as summarized in my post of November 4th: There are few who would … [Read more...]

New Trade – $QCOM: Buyback Bonanza?


Last week following QCOM's disappointing fiscal Q4 results we laid out our thoughts (below), and offered a longer term bullish outlook for the shares once a few minor issues like probes from … [Read more...]

Name That Trade – $CMG: Mexican Standoff


Following Chipotle's (CMG) Q3 results on October 20th, the stock did the unthinkable, it sold off.  The stock's one day decline the next day was the result of management's forward guidance that same … [Read more...]

Name That Trade – $QCOM: Chips and Dip


Yesterday we laid out our thoughts heading into a QCOM's fiscal Q4 earnings print and detailed a bearish trade that targeted a 10% move lower to $70, based on our thought that: With the stock pushing … [Read more...]

MorningWord 10/27/14: Recalculating $GRMN


Correct vs. incorrect timing is often the key differentiators of a good trade.  I'm not just referring to whether your entry or exit was timed well.  I also mean the timing of a fundamental thesis, … [Read more...]