The Daily Dose: Get That Passion Back


Brian Sozzi

 | Jun 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM EDT
  • Comment
  • Print Print
  • Print

For a financial geek such as myself, there is nothing like sitting down to talk to an executive at a well-known institution -- so I have never been more inspired than I am right now. You might think your knowledge base is so amazing on a particular subject simply because financial statements and annual reports are easy and free to access. However, if you talk with an exec of a large company, you'll be surprised by how limited your knowledge in fact is. After all, these folks shape the financial documents that we all read.

I, for one, had no idea that rapidly growing gym chain Planet Fitness gives bonuses to workers for gym cleanliness. I did not know that these gyms lack plastic swipe cards so that an employee can greet a member by name when punching in their identification number. How'd I learn this stuff? The CFO told me inside of a New York City location. These tiny stories get lost in the headlines and the obsession with a single quarter of earnings, though ultimately it's these details that determine whether the shares are driven higher....397 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

Read the full story and get access to the Real Money trading floor.
There’s no substitute for a trading floor to get great ideas, so Jim Cramer created a better one at Real Money and blogs there exclusively. Staffed with nearly 3 dozen investing pros, money managers, journalists and analysts, Real Money gives you a flood of opinions, analysis and trading advice found nowhere else, and allows you to interact directly with each expert.

Already a Subscriber? Please Login
Except as otherwise indicated, quotes are delayed. Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes for all exchanges. Market Data provided by Interactive Data. Company fundamental data provided by Morningstar. Earnings and ratings provided by Zacks. Mutual fund data provided by Valueline. ETF data provided by Lipper. Powered and implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions.

TheStreet Ratings updates stock ratings daily. However, if no rating change occurs, the data on this page does not update. The data does update after 90 days if no rating change occurs within that time period.

IDC calculates the Market Cap for the basic symbol to include common shares only. Year-to-date mutual fund returns are calculated on a monthly basis by Value Line and posted mid-month.