Podcast of the Week

It is time for another podcast of the week.   I took the punishment of listening to lots of mediocre (and some great) pods for you and will now flag one (or a few) for your listening pleasure. Continue reading “Podcast of the Week”

Foreign Value Factor ETFs Update

Back on November 24, 2017, I published a post entitled Best Foreign Value Factor ETFs. In that post, I looked at several options and attempted to compare and contrast them on the road to picking one for purchase.  Since we just finished up the first quarter of 2018, I though I would take a look at the performance of these options since the prior post. Continue reading “Foreign Value Factor ETFs Update”

Bed, Bath & an Abomination?

Bed, Bath & Beyond (“BBBY”) reported earnings on Thursday this past week.  While they “beat consensus estimates” the stock was down around 20% on the day.  More interesting to me is that retail REITs were down around 2% on the day based on the BBBY news.  I am going to take a quick look at BBBY the earnings report (and conference call).  Perhaps more interestingly, we will look at which of the landlords we previously examined has the most BBBY exposure. Continue reading “Bed, Bath & an Abomination?”

Resource Roundup: More CAPE

This is another in my “Resource Roundup” series, highlighting some resources that I hope you will find useful.  Today, we are going to beautiful Newport Beach, California and across the pond to Deutschland to explore some CAPE-tastic things. Continue reading “Resource Roundup: More CAPE”

Retail REITs: Apocalypse or Opportunity?

For several months now I have been thinking about the retail landscape, more specifically, landlords who own rental properties occupied by retailers.

The challenges facing retail are well publicized and include the Amazonian “Death Star” obliterating all retailers and a number of high profile retail bankruptcies (recently, Toys R’ Us and Clare’s).  I think the general consensus is that retail focused REITs are cheap, but for good reason.  I may have a different view. Continue reading “Retail REITs: Apocalypse or Opportunity?”