The Daily Dose: Thoughts From the Field

For myself, there is no better place to be than in the field, and I have always been a hands-on type of analyst. But this year's goal was to get my hands even more dirty -- and I think I can say: mission accomplished. Looking ahead to 2014, I'll be engaging in borderline real-time investigations of companies, with a greater emphasis on following trends on social media.

In the meantime, I think it's vital to begin a discussion on what I am seeing and hearing from pounding the pavement. That includes everything from chatting with store executives and portfolio managers to listening to really smart, connected guests in TV greenrooms....474 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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