Marc Courtenay

Marc is the founder and owner of Advanced Investor Technologies, LLC, as well as the publisher and editor at the financial web site ChecktheMarkets.com. He holds an MS in Clinical Psychology from California Polytechnic State University and is a former senior vice president of investments for two major brokerage firms. Besides his role as an investment publisher and analyst, he serves as a marketing consultant to the investment publishing and investment media industries.

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Recent Articles By The Author

Why AutoZone Isn't Taking the Fast Lane to a Stock Split

Why AutoZone Isn't Taking the Fast Lane to a Stock Split

A stock split would reduce the share price below $100 so more retail investors and funds could afford to own AutoZone. But volatility would increase.

A Secure ADT Is Getting Ready to Leave the Doghouse

A Secure ADT Is Getting Ready to Leave the Doghouse

In a market where bargains are hard to find this 140-year-old company stands out as it recovers from the doldrums.

IBM Fights for Respect and Relevance on Rough Seas of Investor Confidence

IBM Fights for Respect and Relevance on Rough Seas of Investor Confidence

Big Blue looks like a ship struggling to stay afloat.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Fall From Favor Could Profit Patient Investors

Bristol-Myers Squibb Fall From Favor Could Profit Patient Investors

This once-popular drug stock is shunned and misunderstood by most investors.

Medtronic Is Great but Its Stock Is Too Expensive for Now

Medtronic Is Great but Its Stock Is Too Expensive for Now

Rumor of a merger pushed the price up. Investors should sit on their hands and wait for the stock to come down.

Allstate Continues Profit Ride With Teen-Monitoring Driving App

Allstate Continues Profit Ride With Teen-Monitoring Driving App

There are many compelling reasons to own this stock starting with the company's business model.

Interpublic Is a Cash-Flow Cow Just Waiting to Be a Takeover Target

Interpublic Is a Cash-Flow Cow Just Waiting to Be a Takeover Target

This global advertising powerhouse is a valuable prize for acquisitive competitors and investors who seek takeover targets.

McDonald's Wants to Increase Its Dividend at the Expense of Profits

McDonald's Wants to Increase Its Dividend at the Expense of Profits

The fast-food giant wants to raise its dividend but sell its company-owned stores and take on debt. Is this a recipe for growth?

Xerox Is the Biggest Secret in Value Stocks as It Moves Beyond Copiers

Xerox Is the Biggest Secret in Value Stocks as It Moves Beyond Copiers

Xerox beat out HP to manage New York's Medicaid system information technology. Will HP return the favor by buying IBM?

CBS Stock Has 40% Potential Upside -- and a Killer CEO in Moonves

CBS Stock Has 40% Potential Upside -- and a Killer CEO in Moonves

Even analysts are overlooking these strong reasons CBS could leap 40%.