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

No Way Harley's an Engine for Growth

No Way Harley's an Engine for Growth

Sales declines throw a wrench into news of motorcycle maker's earnings beat.

Best Gift Ideas for Your Friends for Friendship Day 2019

Best Gift Ideas for Your Friends for Friendship Day 2019

If you have some good friends, and want to celebrate Friendship Day, here are a few simple ideas.

How to Set Up a Trust Fund: What You Need to Know

How to Set Up a Trust Fund: What You Need to Know

A trust is a useful estate-planning tool for passing on assets that allows assets to be held by trustees for the beneficiaries.

Who Are the Highest-Paid Tennis Players in 2019?

Who Are the Highest-Paid Tennis Players in 2019?

You don't have to win the majors to bring in the winnings.

From Harley to Snap: Top 7 Stocks to Watch this Week

From Harley to Snap: Top 7 Stocks to Watch this Week

They include sizzling household names -- such as McDonald's and Facebook -- and regional banks -- such as First Commonwealth -- and they are all names to keep an eye on this week as earnings come in.

What Is Mark Zuckerberg's Net Worth?

What Is Mark Zuckerberg's Net Worth?

The Facebook head's wealth is very much in direct correlation with the ups and downs of the social media company.

25 Best Cars for Long Commutes in 2019

25 Best Cars for Long Commutes in 2019

Do you spend a lot of time in your car getting to work? These cars offer a combination of value, efficiency, reliability, safety, performance, ease of parking and comfort.

Netflix's Newest Drama: Its Q2 Earnings

Netflix's Newest Drama: Its Q2 Earnings

As Netflix dropped following a subscriber miss revealed in its quarterly report on late Wednesday, key challenges emerged: declining net income, slowing membership growth and increased competition from Disney and others.

4 Earnings Reports to Watch This Week

4 Earnings Reports to Watch This Week

Schwab, Domino's, Netflix and UnitedHealth are set to report their quarterly results.

Active vs. Passive Investing: What's the Difference?

Active vs. Passive Investing: What's the Difference?

Some investors like to buy and hold, others choose to be hands-on—buying, selling and capitalizing on short-term profits.