If subscribers’ emails and comments are any indication, Wall Street Daily readers are an opinionated bunch!
And it’s not difficult to see which topics really get your blood boiling.
Here are the most controversial articles we’ve published all year.
#5 Will Millions Boycott Amazon This Holiday?
When Chief Political Analyst Floyd Brown criticized Amazon (AMZN) for switching from UPS to the U.S. Postal Service for deliveries, subscribers took the opportunity to let off some steam. Some readers took aim directly at Amazon. A few defended the U.S. Postal Service’s reputation. Then others targeted Floyd instead, telling him to “get over it” and “calm his nerves.” Which side did you fall on? Read more »
#4 Republicans Masquerading as Environmentalists
This article from Chief Resource Analyst Karim Rahemtulla focused on the irony of Republicans touting the benefits of “clean coal,” even though there’s really no such thing (not yet, anyway). But since the article also touched on a huge point of contention for some readers – carbon emissions – it triggered a heated debate about whether or not increased CO2 emissions are actually damaging the environment. Read more »
#3 The Top 7 Reasons to Buy Treasuries
The investing community unloaded on Chief Income Analyst Alan Gula after he revealed his seven reasons to embrace Treasuries back in March. But Alan proved to be spot on with his call for low rates. What’s more, Treasury notes have actually been among the best-performing major financial assets this year, on a risk-adjusted basis. Indeed, the T-Note Alan recommended has returned as much as 7.4% (including coupons) since his mention. The popular iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG), on the other hand, has lost as much as 3.7% on a total return basis. Read more »
#2 The Five Dumbest CEO Apologies of the Year
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Last month, I discussed why a public apology from a CEO should be treated as the ultimate “Sell” indicator. And I listed five of the most damaging examples of the year. Turns out, our readers aren’t fans of hotshot executives – especially the ones who make bonehead decisions. Read more »
#1 Cross the Atlantic in Under an Hour
In September, the Editor-in-Chief of our Technology division, Martin Denholm, discussed how China’s Harbin Institute of Technology could soon allow submarines to hit supersonic speeds. Ultimately, this would give us the ability to travel underwater at speeds of 3,600 mph. Well, that ignited a firestorm of comments from readers – ranging from concerns about wildlife and marine ecosystems, to warnings about traveling at such speeds and possible military applications. Read more »
Have a great weekend!
Also, make sure to check out Monday’s “best of” category, where I review our analysts’ best calls of the year.
Onward and Upward,
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