David Butler, who hold a B.A. in economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has previously written for SeekingAlpha and InvestorPlace.com. Butler believes in earnings rather than charts, and he likes both value plays and equities that avoid debt.

Snap's record lows are not a buying opportunity.
The fundamentals behind Sears' earnings are not good.
Here are a few stocks that could take a residual hit in the third quarter.
China fears and memory chip stagnation threats are making investors cautious.
Apple's reported push for embedded SIM cards could spell trouble for mobile carriers.
Snap desperately needs user growth if it wants to increase its ability to bring in advertising revenue.
Five Below's earnings and sales growth is impressive, but earnings per share comparison to its direct competitors make it expensive.
CEO Elon Musk is not mature enough to manage a car company.
The company announced stellar second-quarter financial results on Tuesday, but is still carrying a significant level of debt.
It's hard to be mad about the retailer's latest numbers -- yet the market is pulling BBY stock down.

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