Prospecting for Profits in Paper Companies and Peers

Posted On October 9, 2014 | by AllenCaron
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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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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
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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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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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