Charles Ortel

Charles Ortel is managing director of Newport Value Partners LLC, which provides independent investment research to professional investors.

Recent Articles By The Author

At What Cost Did the U.S. Government Rescue GM?

At What Cost Did the U.S. Government Rescue GM?

As scandal-plagued General Motors prepares to report earnings, it's worth asking some tough questions about the government's bailout of the automaker.

Unwary Investors Will Lose as Cold War 2.0 Evolves

Unwary Investors Will Lose as Cold War 2.0 Evolves

There's a specter haunting Europe and the U.S., the specter of Putin's Russia.

A Tax the Wealthy Can Get Behind

A Tax the Wealthy Can Get Behind

The country's wealthy might support an 'extraordinary' one-time tax on net worth if it's accompanied by profound reform in the way the government spends money.

Why General Motors Should Scare Investors and Regulators

Why General Motors Should Scare Investors and Regulators

After Halloween, investors looking for a real-life scare should take a closer look at the financial disclosures of General Motors.

Without Manipulated Treasuries, We'd Be Greece: Opinion

Without Manipulated Treasuries, We'd Be Greece: Opinion

Large 'purchases' of U.S. debt by the Federal Reserve System, at yields well below core inflation, induce other market participants to purchase and trade Treasuries, when they should run away.