How Did Those Dogs (of the Dow) Do in 2012? Lineup for 2013

January 2, 2013

The Dogs of the Dow is one of the easiest screens to run.  Simply find the 10 highest yielding stocks in the DJIA and viola, you have the Dogs.

For 2012, the Dogs returned 9.82% on average. Not bad and beating the DJIA for the year. Let’s Read more

Screen: Short Squeeze Candidates

January 17, 2012

US and Canada Short Interest Squeeze: Idea Generation

I asked my friend Constantin over at the Bloomberg headquarters if he had any thoughts on what would be an interesting screen to work up – looking for short-squeeze candidates. Here is what he wrote today:

Companies with high short interest tend to exhibit positive returns when the investors that have sold the shares short start buying back the shares to cover their short Read more

Screen: Companies With Huge Layoffs Over 2 Years

January 5, 2012

If margins are important to keep EPS up to the street’s expectations, it stands to reason that the companies that have cut costs the most should be in good shape. Of course that assumes that those companies are still bringing in a stable revenue stream.

On a regular basis, the fantastic team that runs the screening over at Bloomberg, sends out ideas that may be of interest for further research. Last week, Constantin Cosereanu created a screen that looked for companies that have been hiring over the past couple of years. It got me thinking… Who are the companies that have been reducing headcount by the most over Read more

The Results Are In! The S&P 1500, Top to Bottom Ranked

January 3, 2012

This goes down as one of the longest graphics in history. But, it has the S&P 1500, ranked by returns for the year.

The #1 position in Questor (QCOR) that we have written about recently Read more

How Did Those Dogs (of the Dow) Do in 2011? Lineup for 2012

December 29, 2011

The Dogs of the Dow is one of the easiest screens to run.  Simply find the 10 highest yielding stocks in the DJIA and viola, you have the Dogs.

So far in 2011, the Dogs have returned a whopping 17% on average. Not bad considering all of the Read more

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