The number of births in the U.S. has been on the decline since 2007, but there are signs that that trend is about to reverse. Here's how to play it.
By Tom Tobin, Hedgeye
FORTUNE -- Deciding to start a family is an incredibly hopeful act and one that reflects in part the national mood. It should be no surprise then that birth trends in the United States peaked in 2007 MOREJul 27, 2012 3:07 PM ET
This story we're following on a daily basis won't end well.
By Keith R. McCullough, Hedgeye
FORTUNE -- I'm a storyteller. So are you. We tell ourselves, our families, and firms stories every day. We tend to frame each story within the framework of how we think. How we think drives our decision making. In the end, we are all accountable for those decisions.
I made a decision to go to 100% MOREJun 26, 2012 11:00 AM ET
There are many glaring risks about Italy's current debt situation and its dire growth outlook. But the biggest reason to worry about Italy is that it's too big to fail.
By Matthew Hedrick, Hedgeye
FORTUNE -- With eyes focused on Spain's recent €100 billion credit line to recapitalize its banks and investors digesting the results of the Greek elections last weekend, we thought it's important to contextualize the macroeconomic imbalances and MOREJun 21, 2012 12:00 PM ET
All great long-term investments start with a plan. So how did Europe end up without one?
By Daryl Jones, Hedgeye
FORTUNE -- I've always enjoyed reading the quarterly letters and writings of great investors. From my perspective, Baupost's Seth Klarman fits into the category of a great investor. In his first quarter letter to investors this year, he wrote: "We are comfortable missing out on potentially major rallies if they are based MOREJun 8, 2012 12:12 PM ET
Starbucks is taking a risk by entering into two new markets at once -- juice and baked goods. This investment phase will likely put pressure on its stock.
By Howard Penney and Rory Green, Hedgeye
FORTUNE -- Starbucks announced earlier this week that it plans to purchase La Boulange Bakery for $100 million. Investments pertaining to the acquisition will dilute earnings by $0.02 per share in the second half of 2012, and MOREJun 6, 2012 12:01 PM ET
How one exchange-traded fund could create a global imbalance in the copper market.
By Moshe Silver, Hedgeye
FORTUNE -- The price of copper is a global bellwether, signaling industrial health wherever it trades. When China was in its steroid-induced growth phase, copper was Mr. Universe. Then China coughed and copper caught the mother of all pneumonias. Seeing opportunity in volatility and global range, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) plans to launch an ETF MOREJun 5, 2012 2:28 PM ET
The dismal numbers in May's unemployment report don't help Obama's case for weak dollar policies -- or for a November win.
By Darius Dale, Hedgeye
FORTUNE -- As we advance through the presidential debate and move nearer to the November general election, the dismal state of the U.S. labor market will likely become an increasingly positive catalyst for the U.S. dollar as a result of it being a negative catalyst for MOREJun 4, 2012 1:24 PM ET
J.C. Penney's announcement that it would cancel its dividend was welcome news after a dismal quarter. But there was a lot more to dislike, especially CEO Ron Johnson's opacity.
By Brian P. McGough, Hedgeye
FORTUNE -- The J.C. Penney story isn't pretty, but it is playing out like it should fundamentally. That's no surprise to us. On June 11, 2011, Hedgeye made the call on The Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo: MOREMay 16, 2012 1:55 PM ET
Bi-polar sentiment is thriving in global equities. One day bad news matters, the next day good news matters more.
By Daryl G. Jones, Hedgeye
FORTUNE -- In chess, the end game is the point at which there are a relatively limited number of pieces on the board. Many chess analysts disagree as to when exactly the end game begins, but they all agree that when the end game begins, strategy is MOREApr 18, 2012 1:32 PM ET
Burger King will be to Bill Ackman what Sears is to Eddie Lampert.
By Howard Penney and Rory Green, Hedgeye
McDonald's has a market capitalization of $100 billion for a reason. With the exception of a few years in the early 2000's, McDonald's executives have been very good stewards of their shareholders' capital. Sadly, the same cannot be said for Burger King's leadership over the past 10 years and the latest developments MOREApr 13, 2012 10:46 AM ET
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