Real Money authors - Dave Butler

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.

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Recent Articles By The Author

Disney Has a Lot of Promise, and Knows How to Capitalize

Disney will be a stock to own for years to come. Despite the market's highs, it is a buy.

Don't Nibble on Papa John's Despite Earnings Surprise

PZZA stock is way overpriced compared to actual earnings.

3 Earnings Reports I'll Be Watching This Week

Keep a close eye on these earnings reports due out Tuesday and Wednesday.

2 Pricey Stocks Based on Their Balance Sheets

Shares of Dunkin's Brands and Planet Fitness appear to be expensive in light of the amount of debt the companies carry.

Gilead Sciences Is Regaining Its Shine

Revenue is stabilizing with new treatment lines, and this stock may be a soon be a buy.

McDonald's Brings Home the Bacon, but Long-Term Questions Remain

First-quarter earnings show currency translations were the big story, dragging down results, but there are unanswered questions about the refranchising process and tech.

5 Earnings Reports I'm Watching This Week

Keep a close eye on these earnings reports due out Thursday and Friday.

Starbucks' Earnings Were Solid, But It Needs to Power Up Store Traffic

Until we see increasing store traffic, along with the gains from new store openings, Starbucks is not a 'buy.'

Is Boston Beer Co. Coming Back to Life?

As long as their marketing investment continues to yield desirable results, I think it's a good play,

Social Media Earnings Recap: What You Need to Know About Facebook, Twitter, Snap

The big names reported this week.

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