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

Boeing Wants to Be More Like Apple in Its Strategic Planning

Boeing Wants to Be More Like Apple in Its Strategic Planning

To push its stock up the world's top airplane manufacturer is taking a page from Apple's playbook.

AT&T and DirecTV Must Get on the Same Team

AT&T and DirecTV Must Get on the Same Team

Their merger is worthless without the NFL 'Sunday Ticket.'

Bank of America Disappoints Now but You Just Wait

Bank of America Disappoints Now but You Just Wait

Thanks to its $4 billion capital miscalculation BAC shares are in bargain basement territory for buyers.

Ways to Profit From a T-Mobile Merger or Takeover

Ways to Profit From a T-Mobile Merger or Takeover

The #4 U.S. telecom makes money when a predator attempts to acquire it or merge with it, and investors can cash in too

Johnson & Johnson Is Rewarding but Too Expensive

Johnson & Johnson Is Rewarding but Too Expensive

The share price may be too high for yield-hungry investors. But that could be changing soon.

Pfizer's Double Disappointment a Good Buying Opportunity

Pfizer's Double Disappointment a Good Buying Opportunity

First its effort to buy AstraZeneca is rebuffed and then it reports first quarter profits falling 15%, but investors should see a silver lining.

Why Microsoft Is One of Few AAA Credit Rating Holders

Why Microsoft Is One of Few AAA Credit Rating Holders

Few corporate characteristics make investors more secure than a strong balance sheet and a top credit rating that Microsoft still retains.

When Buffett Retires, Berkshire Hathaway Should Comfort Shareholders

When Buffett Retires, Berkshire Hathaway Should Comfort Shareholders

Warren Buffett will host his company's annual shareholder meeting Saturday. If he announces his retirement, here's how he can soften the blow.

Whole Foods Market Is Popular but Richly Valued

Whole Foods Market Is Popular but Richly Valued

Although America's most successful natural foods retailer is aiming for a goal of 1,200 stores, the stock price trades at an uncomfortably high earnings multiple

Are Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble Worth Buying Now?

Are Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble Worth Buying Now?

These two sector rivals are favorites of the dividend-hungry crowd, but are the stocks prices worth the payout?