Joseph Hogue

Analyst Articles

I think it was philosopher George Santayana’s cousin who said, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to lose money in the stock market.”  It’s amazing how quickly we forget the mistakes of the past, and now one of the biggest factors that led to the Great Recession… Read More

It’s funny how market opportunities seem to repeat themselves. I remember talking to a coworker in late 2011 about how investors were not giving Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) the credit it deserved for its assets. Shares were trading just under $16 then and the stock was one of… Read More

When a stock appeals to investors looking for safety and income, it usually won’t get much attention from growth investors. That’s because when a company is focused on returning money to its investors through dividends and buybacks, it usually doesn’t have the growth opportunities to take the share… Read More

After hitting an all-time high in 1989, Japan’s Nikkei stock index plummeted 80% over the 13 or so years that followed. Dubbed “The Lost Decade,” Japan witnessed not only a precipitous decline in stocks prices, but in property values, employment and interest rates as the nation entered a… Read More

The water crisis in Flint, Mich., started nearly two years ago but recently reached a boiling point with massive protests and national media coverage. Corrosion in underground lead service pipes and poor water quality have been blamed for an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that killed at least 10 people. The… Read More