American Eagle Outfitters for Seeking Alpha

My latest article for Seeking Alpha is now available. American Eagle Outfitters: The Death Of The Mall Narrative Is Overrated.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is a solid apparel retailer with a nice dividend and a great balance sheet. AEO is caught up in the “death of the mall” narrative, despite sound performance in this tough retail environment. In this article, I lay out the bullish case for this retailer, and what action I intend to take in my own portfolio.

As always, feel free to look at my portfolio and see how I’m doing. Usually I own or plan to own stock in many of the companies I write about. Specific numbers I reference may not be completely accurate; different online financial sources often have somewhat conflicting information. Verify information via multiple sources you trust. Please READ MY DISCLAIMER. Do not take action in the market simply because of what you read here. I write about what I am doing and what I think, I am not advising anyone to do anything. Make your own decisions, do your own research, and never rely on any single source for information. Some of my ‘picks’ and strategies WILL lose money, that’s the way the market works. I am not a financial professional; do not rely on me as such.

Thank you,

Michael, the Stock Picking Bartender,

Reno, Nevada

Designer Shoe Warehouse Article for Seeking Alpha

My second article for Seeking Alpha is now available. DSW: A Solid Retailer Taking Ambitious Risks

This article lays out the bull case for DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), and why I am accumulating shares. DSW is growing while other retailers are closing stores. It’s a risky strategy, but check out the article to see why I’m on board. Thanks

As always, feel free to look at my portfolio and see how I’m doing. Usually I own or plan to own stock in many of the companies I write about. Specific numbers I reference may not be completely accurate; different online financial sources often have somewhat conflicting information. Verify information via multiple sources you trust. Please READ MY DISCLIAMER. Do not take action in the market simply because of what you read here. I write about what I am doing and what I think, I am not advising anyone to do anything. Make your own decisions, do your own research, and never rely on any single source for information. Some of my ‘picks’ and strategies WILL lose money, that’s the way the market works. I am not a financial professional; do not rely on me as such.

Thank you,

Michael, the Stock Picking Bartender,

Reno, Nevada

My First Seeking Alpha Article!

I recently became a contributor to seekingalpha.com, a user generated content site for the financial markets. There are a few advantages to working with Seeking Alpha. I can reach a MUCH larger crowd with my ideas, and they allow me to link here, to my blog. Ultimately, I expect my work for them to increase traffic here. Another plus is that they pay contributors for the articles that make it through their editorial process. A little extra cash is always nice. I plan on linking to all of my Seeking Alpha articles from here. I will still be updating this site weekly, posting portfolio updates, and probably some exclusive content once in a while.

My first article recently went up on Seeking Alpha: 8point3 Energy Partners: Waiting For Solar Sentiment To Change. The article is about my view on 8point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ: CAFD), which I have owned for a while, and how I believe that solar sentiment will eventually become positive again, boosting the stock and its growth. Of course the stock tanked the next day because First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) announced that they wanted to sell their stake in the company. I’m still positive on CAFD long term.

As always, feel free to look at my portfolio and see how I’m doing. Usually I own or plan to own stock in many of the companies I write about. Specific numbers I reference may not be completely accurate; different online financial sources often have somewhat conflicting information. Verify information via multiple sources you trust. Please READ MY DISCLAIMER. Do not take action in the market simply because of what you read here. I write about what I am doing and what I think, I am not advising anyone to do anything. Make your own decisions, do your own research, and never rely on any single source for information. Some of my ‘picks’ and strategies WILL lose money, that’s the way the market works. I am not a financial professional, do not rely on me as such.

Thank you,

Michael Rowland, the Stock Picking Bartender,

Reno, Nevada