2012 IPO Performance – The Best and The Worst

May 23, 2012

2012 has not seen a slew of IPOs from U.S. based companies. But there are some of interest. China leads the pack on the overall amount and with the list of losers much longer than the list of winners, one has to wonder if the pipeline is soon to dry up.

Clearly Facebok (FB) is on the losers list and Yelp is Read more

TDI Episode 58: Sign of the Times with Andrew+Andrew

May 26, 2008

Special Guest: Andrew Ross Sorkin: Editor, NY Times Dealbook. We discuss the interesting and the not so interesting deals that may be happening and those that may not.

Andrew Ross SorkinAndrew Ross Sorkin is The New York Times’s chief mergers and acquisitions reporter and a columnist. Mr. Sorkin, a leading voice about Wall Street and corporate America, is also the editor of DealBook (nytimes.com/dealbook), an online daily financial report heiTunes Subscribe started in 2001. In addition, Mr. Sorkin is an assistant editor of business and finance news, helping guide and shape the paper’s coverage.

Mr. Sorkin, who has appeared on NBC’s “Today” show and on “Charlie Rose” on PBS, is a frequent guest host of CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” He won a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism, in 2004 for breaking news. He also won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for breaking news in 2005 and again in 2006. In 2007, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader.

Mr. Sorkin began writing for The Times in 1995 under unusual circumstances: he hadn’t yet graduated from high school. Mr. Sorkin lives in Manhattan.

Andrew+Andrew discuss Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo! (YHOO) as well as Amazon (AMZN), the airlines (JBLU) and everything that is on top of the merger and deal discussions of the past several weeks.


Stocks from The ZachZone: Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (GNK), TBS International Limited (TBSI) , Hughes Communications Inc. (HUGH), Safe Bulkers Inc. (SB)


If you are looking for the Indications of Interest Survey, click here.

Also, Andrew’s audiobook is finally out and you can download directly from audible.com or iTunes.

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MarketMash: Long week is over, short week to profit

May 24, 2008

Last week saw a good deal of action in the markets. The bad news is that even as we were excited to enter the long weekend and the Hamptons are starting to see more life and less clothes (so I am told). The bad news is starting to sink-in and the simple fact that the oil price “blip” is not such a “blip” is upsetting investors. If that wasn’t bad enough, the weekend BBQ now costs a gonsa-fortune! We stopped on the side of the road to pick up some watermelon and were shocked when we realized that it was $9 for ONE! So, one rib, on wing and one peach is all you get in 2008 for what is costs for an entire plateful in 2007. BBQ inflation now….. eeesh….

Horowitz Lakehouse

Sure I was busy, but promised to put down my trusty MacBook laptop for the majority of hours each day and enjoy my family at my lakehouse in Central Florida. A good idea and very worth while. Check out this magical picture of the morning sunrise on the lake and tell me if even the bloggiest of bloggers (Tim, Bill, Felix or Barry) could resist the opportunity to unplug and relax to feel the soft white sand under their pedal extremities.

My son Brett was riding the waves, daughter Lauren rode on the screamer and my wife Jill was taking care of us all. A wonderful weekend, refreshing and relaxing. Thanks for listening. :-)

Anyway, here is a recap of some of the week’s goodies that Read more

TDI Episode 57: Making the Grade with Afraid to Trade

May 19, 2008

Guest: Corey Rosenbloom, Pro Investor and top blogger. We look at the best ways to start trading theiTunes Subscribe markets and how Corey controls risk and continually learns. He gives a stunning review of my book – The Disciplined Investor… Nice! We also discuss the sector rotation that would be occurring if the markets were normalized. In addition, listen in for the the 12 Tribes of Investing.

Finally, we dig into the latest stock market miracle program that a “big name” author is promoting. For only 30 minutes a day, you can now trade your way to success, quit your job and become an instant millionaire.. Yeah right!

Corey RosenbloomAfraid to TradeCorey Rosenbloom is an independent trader who trades his own accounts and focuses on intraday patterns in index futures, but also trades sector ETF positions. He is currently working with a team to develop a hedge fund which focuses on broader trends in inter-market relationships and equity market sector rotation strategies.

Corey founded and manages the Afraid to Trade.com site in late 2006, which provides daily analysis and education, often from a psychological basis, designed to help traders and investors overcome fear from trading losses through solid education. He offers limited mentorship and consulting opportunities and is working on expanding the website as an educational resource for traders. Check him out for trading lessons and mentoring opportunities

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Stocks Discussed this Episode: Google (GOOG) , Yahoo! (YHOO) , Microsoft (MSFT)

— Indications of Interest as discussed in this episode–

The ZachZone Stocks : Verso Paper Corp. (VSR), American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC), American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (ASTI), JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (JASO), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY), MF Residential Investments, Inc. (MFR), Hughes Communications Inc. (HUGH), Natus Medical, Inc. (BABY), Polypore International, Inc. (PPO), TBS International Limited (TBSI), Diana Shipping Inc. (DSX), DryShips Inc. (DRYS), Euroseas Ltd. (ESEA), Genoptix, Inc. (GXDX)

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TDI Episode 54: Chipotle, Sushi and Pot

April 27, 2008

Guests: Greg Ip, WSJ and Jon Markman of MSN Money look for answers to many of the questions investors are asking: What will the Fed do? Will food costs continue to rise? Recession? Markets? Best strategies for profits in difficult market conditions. $85 for sushi for 3? – Greg provides Andrew with a savvy solution…


Gregory Ip is a senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal, based in Washington. He covers the Federal Reserve, the economy, financial markets and economic policy.

Prior to assuming his current assignment in January 2001, Mr. Ip had covered the financial markets for the Journal’s Money & Investing section in New York since November 1996 when he joined the paper as a reporter in the New York bureau. He was named a senior special writer in October 2000. Read more