The Day Ahead: A Closer Look at a Couple of Dogs

Every so often, while playing the role of pundit, you have to take a step back and return to where it all began professionally. For me, it's in the rigorous, yet very geeky world of equity research. Keep the skills sharp or risk losing them! Granted, I have refused to dress like a 45-year-old equity researcher at a bulge bracket obsessed with free-cash-flow computations and corporate-owned newspaper subscriptions. Yet, knowledge-wise, I can certainly rumble with the big dogs.

So this is where I found myself Wednesday: researching two stinking dogs named Wal-Mart (WMT) and J.C. Penney (JCP) ahead of their earnings reports. Both have rather interesting stories....532 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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