James Brumley

James Brumley


Recent articles

Why China Could Disappoint Investors

Its consumer class is in no shape to help with any recovery efforts.

Emdeon's IPO: Putting a Price Tag on Growth

Is Emdeon's medical billing and payment business worth a pretty penny?

Take Advantage of Credit Card Reform

The new law has a few holes, but you can plug them yourself.

SPX's Punishment Doesn't Fit the Crime

The company rolled back its expected numbers, but investors are overreacting.

Time to Kick School Stocks Out of Class

Rising unemployment boosted educational stocks, but a rebounding economy means it's time to take profits.

Is Molson's Bottle Half Full, or Half Empty?

Not everything's going the beer maker's way.

Amphenol Amps Up Its Industry

The key to success is picking a great stock in a good sector.

No Sleep for This Mattress Maker

Its stats indicate value, but take a closer look.

Finish Line's Glass Seems Half-Full

There's an optimistic glow among the dimness.

Semiconductors: From Bad to Worse?

Sometimes a company's grim forecast is suspect, but this isn't one of those times.

3 Obscure and Undervalued Stocks for 2009

Technology distributors have a business model that shields them from the hurt of a recession.

Dollar Store Dreams Won't Come True

When money is tight, consumers flock to dollar stores to find the best values ... right?

Nordstrom Lacks Cash

Falling revenue is just the tip of the iceberg.

Home Retailers Getting Closer to Good

Home Depot and Lowe's have handled the tough economy better than most.

J.C. Penney's Margins Pinched

The retailer may look cheap, but a closer look suggests other problems.

Has Dr Pepper Lost Its Fizz?

Once you get past the aftertaste, the company's earnings weren't so bad.

Nothing Fashionable About Liz's Results

It's official: Name brands are suffering.

The Biggest Danger in IRA Investing

Don't let low commissions go to your head.

Let the Bear Help You Save on Taxes

It's a great time to consider a Roth conversion.