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To put it mildly, it has not been a good year for coal stocks.  The EPA”s proposal back in June to cut carbon emissions certainly did not help. And when the entire market took a major hit …

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Home Construction 1 - courtesy of

      The housing starts headlines were positive, but there were more troubling messages between the lines, for investors in small cap home builders. For instance, “Home-Building Rebounds from Steep Summer Drop” was the headline in …

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Prospecting for Profits in Paper Companies and Peers

Posted On October 9, 2014 | by AllenCaron
Paper Making Plant - courtesy of

You never know where you might find an interesting small cap company. This time it was on a list announced by the U.S. Department of Energy of 11 companies recognized for “Energy Efficient Achievements.” Along with big …

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New Car Dealership (courtesy of Courtesy Chevrolet of San Diego)

The last time we mentioned Warren Buffett was back in early May 2013 when we covered what was then called “the world’s largest solar power development.” Berkshire Hathaway’s MidAmerican Solar and SunPower Corp. teamed up to create …

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Small Caps ‘Lead the Market Up, Lead the Market Down’

Posted On September 29, 2014 | by AllenCaron
Russell Investments

The old market adage goes something like “small caps lead the market up and small caps lead the market down.” If that old saying rings true, the market is headed downward despite the growing strength of the …

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Small Cap Ski Resorts Set Sights on Sales for New Season

Posted On September 24, 2014 | by AllenCaron
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Coming off last week’s sporting goods companies report, and with winter approaching, let’s take a quick look at ski resorts. The biggest publicly traded ski-resort operator is Vail Resorts (MTN), a Bloomfield, CO-based company that reported its …

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On the Hunt for Some Small Cap Sporting Goods Companies

Posted On September 19, 2014 | by AllenCaron
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Bass Pro Shops, a private company that sells recreation gear for fishing and hunting out of 100 stores in the U.S. and Canada, made news this week with the report that it has hired boutique M&A advisory …

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