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ComScore Claims to have a Larger Panel

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
By Faisal Laljee

ComScore (SCOR) and Nielsen are both market research and audience measurement businesses. They have a “panel” of independent internet users whose activities they monitor (with permission of course) and based on the internet usage of this panel, they publish broader internet measures like unique visitors, visits, page views, time spent etc. for most of... »

Nasdaq buys a stake in the London Stock Exchange

Friday, June 19, 2009
By Faisal Laljee

Nasdaq purchased shares of LSE worth $780 million, a 15% ownership, creating the second largest global stock exchange behind only the NYSE and ahead of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The purchase gives Nasdaq potential access to the European markets. I reiterate my buy on Nasdaq at around the $40 mark. - Faisal Laljee »

Build your Defense

Monday, February 11, 2008
By Faisal Laljee

With economists arguing over inflation and considering that this bull market is over 5 years old now, I thought I’d spend some time reflecting on the current economic environment and what it could mean for the stock market.   1)      Let’s consider the current state of our Economy. Interest rates are at multi-year lows... »

Rate Cuts – Will they Trigger a Sustained Economic Recovery?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008
By Faisal Laljee

The Fed seems so reactive and the government so scared of a recession. I don't know why we can't accept that recessions are part and parcel of a capitalist society and a modest recession is healthy for long-term economic growth and prosperity. On that note, I think that the rate cuts will not be... »

I’m Alive

Monday, December 31, 2007
By Faisal Laljee

When I last wrote on this blog, little did I know that it would be my last meaningful post for the year. The combination of a lack-lustre market, an increase in my social and charitable committments, and a couple of other ventures have prevented me from writing. This is a first for this blog... »

Protect Your Gains in Research in Motion

Thursday, October 4, 2007
By Faisal Laljee

Research in Motion (RIMM) reports earnings Thursday after the market close. The stock has been on a tear of late, with gains of almost 200% in the last 52-weeks. The stock is priced to perfection and any weakness in the earnings and guidance could trigger a large sell-off.   Long-term, the company remains a good... »

Buying When Others Panic is a Prudent Strategy

Thursday, August 23, 2007
By Faisal Laljee

On August 10th, in my post titled "Time to Start Buying ", I mentioned 4 stocks that people should buy in the carnage that ensued that week – Apple (AAPL), Research in Motion (RIMM), Crocs (CROX) and McDermott (MDR). At the time, these stocks had one thing in common. They had beaten earnings estimates... »

Tradepad Incorporated Back into the Site

Monday, April 30, 2007
By Faisal Laljee

In March, I decided to put my shorter entries into a separate blog and feed that blog into the main StocksandBlogs.com site. But managing two blogs is a lot more work than I am prepared to do, so I have merged them. All posts made under Tradepad have now been imported into this blog.... »

Hotels Still Comfortable Here

Thursday, April 19, 2007
By Faisal Laljee

I recommended this sector in the past. With Morgan Stanley's purchase of 13 hotels in Japan, the sector has turned even hotter. Don't be surprised if more investment banks and private equity pours into this space. I still like Hilton (HLT) here. In fact, the sell off today on the tails of Marriott's disappointing... »

Amgen is Down Too Much to Ignore

Friday, March 9, 2007
By Faisal Laljee

With FDA warnings on 3 of its drugs, the stock has gone nowhere but down for the last few weeks. I wonder if its time to buy. »

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