Are Hybrid Auto Sales Losing their Charge?

Posted On September 11, 2014 | by AllenCaron
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We have been watching the automobile industry lately and, amidst all the good news about sales growth, one perhaps surprising detail stands apart: hybrid cars haven’t been sharing all the good cheer. A study done by, …

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U.S. Automobile Sales Keep on Truckin’

Posted On September 5, 2014 | by AllenCaron
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If U.S. automobile sales are a bellwether for the overall economy, we are on a roll. August automobile sales totals came out this week and they were spectacular—“the highest level for an August in 11 years,” according …

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Pot-Related Stocks Looking for New Highs

Posted On August 28, 2014 | by AllenCaron
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This post should probably wait until April 20, the famous “4/20” heralded by pot smokers worldwide. But who knows how vast the proliferation of publicly-traded, marijuana-related companies will be by then. With the legalization of marijuana now …

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Will Small Cap Wineries Ride the Wine Industry Wave?

Posted On August 22, 2014 | by AllenCaron
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If you are looking for growth that’s oblivious to bull and bear markets, try the wine industry. Doesn’t the old adage say people drink in good times and bad? Statistics show that wine shipments in the U.S. …

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More solar news. First, what is billed as the largest solar array in Michigan and the second largest solar carport in the Midwest, second only to the 1.1 MW solar carport at Ohio’s Cincinnati Zoo: The new …

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Consolidation Paying Dividends for Small-Cap Banks

Posted On August 13, 2014 | by AllenCaron
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As a small cap focused blog, we like to watch for other blogs or columns with a similar small cap focus. A case in point is the regular “Sizing up Small-Caps” feature in Barron’s. The August 11 …

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New Car Dealership (courtesy of Nissan of San Jose)

The housing market is sputtering, and geopolitical issues have many of the world’s markets teetering. But there’s one reliable sector we can keep coming back to—the trusty American automobile industry. While some experts think the the industry …

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