Dave Butler

With a background in economics, Butler has been writing investment articles for about four years now. He likes value plays, and equities that avoid debt. He believes in earnings, not charts.

Recent Articles By The Author

It Might Be Worth Waiting to See If Foot Locker Is Still a Solid Business

It Might Be Worth Waiting to See If Foot Locker Is Still a Solid Business

For FL, the story is very much a question of whether the second half of the year can be better than the first.

4 Retail Stocks to Watch This Week

4 Retail Stocks to Watch This Week

It will be interesting to see whether Macy's weak performance was shared by these names.

Internal Rate of Return (IRR): Definition, Calculation, and Example

Internal Rate of Return (IRR): Definition, Calculation, and Example

Sometimes it seems like math guys really like to confuse us with their formulas and equations, but while it might seem complex, an internal rate of return is simply an interest rate that can help calculate how appealing an investment might be based on its current value

After Registering Solid Earnings, Walmart Proves its Dominance Is in the Bag

After Registering Solid Earnings, Walmart Proves its Dominance Is in the Bag

The retail behemoth reported strong sales growth above expectations, and gave new guidance that suggests the king of retail isn't too worried about a recession.

What Is an Independent Contractor? Definition and Examples

What Is an Independent Contractor? Definition and Examples

Independent contractors have more personal freedom and more control over their work, but more responsibility, too.

15 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019

15 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019

Monthly dividends can be a nice thing for any portfolio, but the dynamics are a little different. Here are a list of funds, REITs, and companies offering monthly payouts.

With Activision Blizzard I'd Wait and See

With Activision Blizzard I'd Wait and See

I wonder to a degree whether ATVI can reinvigorate itself using the same playbook over and over again.

The Story for Disney Is Just Getting Started

The Story for Disney Is Just Getting Started

With investments in streaming, the Fox buy, and its upcoming entertainment bundle, the content king is poised for long-term gains, despite misses in the third quarter.

6 Stocks to Watch This Week

6 Stocks to Watch This Week

It's judgment week for Planet Fitness as it's bulking up -- on debt -- and for Disney as it's lining up against Netflix. Find out which other stocks to watch from now to Friday.

Cannabis Firm Aphria Reports Stellar Earnings

Cannabis Firm Aphria Reports Stellar Earnings

I think Aphria is starting to show its potential.