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May 1, 2017
Seeking Balance: What’s Happening in the Crude Oil and Iron Ore Markets
Image Source: Sollven Melindo. Commodity prices are notoriously volatile as the global markets often struggle to maintain a sustainable balance of supply-demand. Let’s take a look at some recent developments and coming events that are impacting the prices of crude oil and iron ore.
Apr 28, 2017
More First-Quarter Earnings Flying In: GM, Ford, Big Oil and More
Image Source: General Motors. GM’s dividend yield and valuation opportunity are incredible, while Microsoft’s free cash flow generation and solid net cash position speak to tremendous dividend strength. We liked what we saw out of Union Pacific during the first quarter, and you have to be aware of Big Oil’s bloated balance sheets. All of this and more included in this piece.
Feb 27, 2017
Valuentum's Brian Nelson to Present at CFA Society of Houston
Valuentum's Brian Nelson has been invited to speak at the CFA Society of Houston in March of this year! Mr. Nelson will walk through his experiences in valuation and financial statement analysis within the stock selection process to help portfolio managers learn how to optimize the strength and resilience of client portfolios--those either built for capital appreciation or income, or both.
Jan 26, 2017
Alert: Trading MLPs, Adding Boeing, Adding Hanesbrands
Image Source: Ken Teegardin. We’re on the move January 26 in the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio.
Dec 10, 2016
Image: Returns Following the Trump Victory
The stock market is at all-time highs…again. Optimism about what the Trump administration might bring is the main driver, and many are pointing to reduced corporate taxes, translating to higher dividend payments, as reasons to be even more optimistic.
Nov 22, 2016
Energy Transfer Partners' Implicit Distribution Cut
Image source: Energy Transfer presentation. Sunoco Logistics Partners has agreed to acquire Energy Transfer Partners in a unit-for-unit simplification transaction.
Nov 21, 2016
Trust the Numbers, Not Just Management
“How Simple Financial Statement Analysis Could Save You Big”
Oct 25, 2016
Taxes and the Distressed MLP Investor
“Perhaps the worst thing about MLPs is that investors can spend more time doing and thinking about tax-related items than actually evaluating the businesses of the underlying entities. This could result in poor investment decisions.” – Brian Nelson, CFA
Oct 18, 2016
Are MLP Structures Phony?
Can an MLP stock value be created from nothing?
Sep 12, 2016
The Quiet Analyst Speaks
Image: Mailslot for Cantor Fitzgerald, on the top floors of the WTC. The mailslot was located in a post office near the WTC site. The mailslots are with the Smithsonian Institution. Travis Wise. Let's get caught up...

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