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Labor force participation rises, Non-farm Payroll Report Beats Expectations

Labor force participation rises, Non-farm Payroll Report Beats Expectations

The February non-farm payroll report was the last bit of economic data that could derail the Fed's expected rate hike this week. ADP reported a 298,00 ...
Snapchat stock IPO – Should you buy Snap?

Snapchat stock IPO – Should you buy Snap?

Snap, Inc., the parent company of the Snapchat app, successfully came to market with an IPO at $17 per share. Snapchat stock began trading on Thursday ...
Beta than the S&P 600 – February Performance

Beta than the S&P 600 – February Performance

I had high hopes to add new names to the portfolio in February but unfortunately was busy at work and didn't get to spend too much time looking for ne ...
Inflation: The reason you don’t feel better off today than you did last year

Inflation: The reason you don’t feel better off today than you did last year

The annual performance review is something everyone dreads. Even HR people hate them yet we all have to do one and the ONLY reason we do them is becau ...
What is the average 401k match?

What is the average 401k match?

The most common way employers are providing a retirement benefit these days is through a defined contribution plan which is typically through a 401k m ...
Free Municipal Bond Report: Alabama Federal Aid Highway Finance Authority

Free Municipal Bond Report: Alabama Federal Aid Highway Finance Authority

The Alabama Federal Aid Highway Finance Authority is scheduled to issue $142.8 million bonds this week for their 2016B series. I am rating the bon ...
Break-up fees: Aetna and Anthem might lose a combined $2.85 billion on failed mergers

Break-up fees: Aetna and Anthem might lose a combined $2.85 billion on failed mergers

Valentines Day 2017 started with conversation hearts and chocolates but ended with two break-ups in the healthcare industry. Aetna announced it wo ...
Taking CFA Level 2 after passing Level 1 in December

Taking CFA Level 2 after passing Level 1 in December

If you found yourself among the 43% who passed CFA Level 1 in December, CONGRATS! It's always a relief to receive the e-mail that says "We are pleased ...
Beta than the S&P 600 – January Performance

Beta than the S&P 600 – January Performance

Beta than the S&P 600 is the name of my portfolio I am building to try to beat the returns of the S&P 600 index. I am investing my own money i ...
Nautilus stock is a BUY, here’s what they sell

Nautilus stock is a BUY, here’s what they sell

Nautilus stock is a BUY. As part of my research for the "Beta than the S&p 600" portfolio, I recently bought shares of Nautilus at $15.90.  I ...
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