If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Show ‘Em

Anyone who's followed the automotive industry the last couple months knows how Toyota (TM – $120.00) has ascended to the top spot in global sales, climbing past the Big 3 in the process. In response, GM (GM – $30.49) decided to take a more creative approach to marketing: if you can't beat 'em, show 'em.

The Captains of Industry

I am intrigued by Citigroup (C) and its recent pledge to commit $50 billion over the next ten years to address climate change. So far, this is hands-down the largest commitment to global warming that any company worldwide has put forth. This amount includes the $10 billion that the company has already committed to reducing…

John Edwards: Politician and Savvy Speculator

We, at The Panelist, are trying to figure out which politicians to endorse for the upcoming 2008 elections. Luckily we have loads of time to make our decision and, sadly for their supporters, the candidates are starting ridiculously early. Previous Photo: stevegarfield, Creative Commons, Flickr

A Conservative Christian Approach to Stock Picks

Socially responsible investors might concern themselves with issues such the environment or social justice. Take a look at Social Responsible Funds or in Wikipedia to find a concise history of this movement. I find it interesting that, according to Wikipedia, this whole SRI movement might have been started by Quakers in 1758 when they prohibited…

Al Gore’s Latest on Global Warming

In his interview with Charlie Rose last night, Al Gore mentioned that the Scripps Institute has released new evidence proving that increases in global warming pollution are now coming at an accelerated rate. Gore said that scientists are yelling but the government isn't listening and "the habitability of the planet is at risk."

Will The Chinese Bubble Burn Solar Investors?

There’s a new Chinese solar stock in town, with Nanjing-based China Sunergy (CSUN – Last trade $13.71) rising 51% on its first trading day on May 17. And there is more to come: China-based LDK Solar and Yingli Green Energy will also make their debuts on the New York Stock Exchange during the next few…

Neubert’s Top Ten Positions

I've had some inquiries about my positions so I decided to list my ten largest positions by current dollar value.  I have over 100 securities in my portfolio and like to move them around quite a bit.  Below are the largest discretionary exchange traded position.  I do not include bonds (US or otherwise) or the…

This Week in Citizen Joe (5/21/2007)

Congress may be burning the Memorial weekend oil as it aims to pass a war funding bill and immigration reform – along with other legislative tidbits – before taking off for vacation at the end of the week. After the president nixed an earlier funding bill (to tide the wars over until October 1) that…

The Sustainability Sweet Spot

Last week I attended a presentation with Andy Savitz, author of The Triple Bottom Line. As a veteran in the field of sustainability, Mr. Savitz has made a career out of assisting corporations in the design, development, and implementation of sustainability programs. With more pressure on today's corporate world in the "Age of Accountability," the…

Chart of Lehman Brothers

Working on why Lehman has been lagging other financial stocks lately. People are too afraid of sub-prime? They seem to forget that Lehman is a huge beneficiary of Private Equity boom? Is there a big overhang of insiders with stock?

Cramerica Has No Place in the Sun for Solar Stocks

I’ll never forget the first time I saw Jim Cramer’s MAD MONEY. I arrived in Los Angeles, checked into my dirty hotel (after a 24 hour flight) and turned on the TV while I tried to fall asleep. While flicking through the channels, I came across a wide-eyed, over-the-top madman throwing chairs around while discussing…

Cerberus Buys Chrysler

A few days ago, I reported that Canadian auto parts maker Magna International took a definitive step toward buying Chrysler by selling $1.54 billion worth of voting shares to Russian Machines. Well, it turns out that New York-based Cerberus Capital Management emerged from the woodwork and won the bidding war with a $7.4 billion commitment…