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2016 Bounce Back Stocks: Income and speculative issues

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2016 – Here’s our final list of 2016 bounce-back stocks—investments we believe have a better than even chance of a good pop in early 2016 since most endured generally unjustified mass-selling at the end of 2015. Again, we emphasize that nothing in our bounce-back lists is “guaranteed,” as most investors learned once ...

Dogs of the Dow: Preliminary 2016 candidates

WASHINGTON, December 27, 2015 – The Maven is not at all ashamed but is still slightly nonplussed to announce that his major portfolios have just endured their worst year since 2008. Unfortunately for all concerned, including many of Wall Street’s most famous hotshots, hedge funds and talking heads have endured similar results as markets whipped ...

‘You’ve got mail!’ Verizon to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2015 – Stocks are doing their usual back and fill act today. Adding to Monday’s downdraft, averages are down again Tuesday morning as if to continue penance for last Friday’s rally. As of the noon hour, bulls are trying a feeble counter-attack, but the jury is still out on that effort. Meanwhile, ...

As Redbox business fades, Outerwall (OUTR) CEO takes a hike

WASHINGTON, January 23, 2015 – With its outsized ambitions and bigger-than-life personalities, the media and entertainment business has frequently proved to be a warren of revolving doors when it comes to upper management. This week’s casualty was Outerwall Inc.’s CEO J. Scott Di Valero. Under pressure from a dissatisfied board of directors, Di Valero, formerly ...

BREAKING: Sprint will not pursue T-Mobile deal

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2014 – According to breaking wire reports, Sprint (S) has decided to give up its attempt to join with Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile (TMUS), is abandoning its pursuit of the smaller wireless provider due to regulatory issues deemed likely to hamper or scuttle the arrangement. News that the deal was likely off sent ...

Netflix caves to Verizon, inks new content delivery pact

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 – Several sources confirm that Netflix (NFLX) has finally inked an agreement with telecom giant Verizon (VZ) allowing it to connect more directly and efficiently with the latter’s fiber-based FiOS broadband service. Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix reportedly will jack up its prices by a buck or two for new customers to ...

‘House of Cards’ deals: Netflix, Comcast, Verizon make nice?

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2014 – Having recently kicked up the bandwidth on his Verizon FiOS service—in large part to improve the iffy quality of Netflix streaming video—the Prudent Man has found himself increasingly disgusted with the crappy (a technical term), pixelated, constantly re-buffering results which have been deteriorating since at least last fall. The new ...