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Ed Butowsky Joins The Willis Watchdog Panel

Ed Butowsky Joins The Willis Watchdog Panel

Ed Butowsky, Managing Partner of Chapwood Investments Management, joins Al Lewis, a columnist for the Dow Jones Newswires, and Sandra Smith, a Fox Business news analyst, as members of the Willis Watchdog panel on Fox Business to discuss the following topics:

Highest Paid CEOs

As our economy struggles to recover and taxpayers are left with a bad taste in their mouth after the enormous bailout of businesses around the country how could CEOs be making multi million dollar sallaries? Last year CEO salaries rose about 3%. Toping the list is Liberty Media Corp’s Gregory Maffei, at $87.5 million. While the public may not like over paid CEOs this list comprises individuals who have been compensated based on their performance within their company. Sandra points out further that in many cases the compensation of these individuals is linked to stock performance. The stock options received rarely vest overnight and in this case will do so over the course of the next 4 years. Al adds the notion of pay for performance is key to the analysis of this list. All these CEOs can point to rising stock valuations, and moreover these CEOs have achieved these milestones without taking risks that the shareholders don’t understand or burdening taxpayers to bail the companies out. Ed Butowsky points out the cornerstone of the free market in this country is to make as much money as you can as long as its legal and as long as companies can compete.

Highest Paid CEO Facts:

  • Overall CEO pay rose 3% last year
  • CEO bonuses rose 11% last year
  • #1 CEO – Greggory Maffei (Liberty Media Corp) at $87.5 million
  • #2 CEO – Larry Ellison (Oracle) at $68.6 million
  • #3 CEO – Ray Irani (Occidental Petroleum) at $52.2 million


Small Business Big Money

Forbes recently compiled a list of million dollar business you may have never heard about. Some of the million dollar businesses on this list include Geese Police, Pet Relocation, and Trampoline Arenas to name a few. Ed believes that these up-start types of business stem from creative entrepreneurs, and its this creativity that helps the free market. Both Al and Sandra both agree that there always exist these unfulfilled niche markets, and its these markets that drive these entrepreneurs to define, invest, and capitalize on them.

$1M Small Business Facts:

  • “Full-Figure” Sunglasses maker to earn $2M this year
  • NJ Geese Police for golf courses made $2.5M in 2010
  • Texas Driving Experience made $1.8M in 2010
  • Mabel’s Labels in Canada made $4M in 2009


Bill Clinton A Movie Star?

Bill Clinton can now add movie star to his credentials. According to People magazine, Clinton recently filmed a cameo appearance in the upcoming sequel to the “Hangover” series in “Hangover 2”. Mel Gibson was expected to film a cameo as well, but was quickly fired after the recent scandals surrounding his breakup. Ed explains, as the other panelists agree, this is not the first of its kind in mega hit sequels, and ultimately this is a PR move that will more than likely help the movies publicity.

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Ed Butowsky Joins The Willis Watchdog Panel

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Ed Butowsky Discusses Hybrid vs Electric Cars

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Ed Butowsky Discusses Hybrid vs Electric Cars Ed Butowsky, managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Fox News to discuss consumers options of hybrid vs. electric cars. Recently, General Electric has recently sparked the market by announcing that it is buying 25,000 electric cars. This recent order includes 12k Chevy Volts. But how are investors to react to such bold...

Ed Butowsky: Real Estate Market Remains In Shambles

on Nov 01, 2010 in Fox Business, Media Center by Ed Butowsky | No Comments »
Ed Butowsky: Real Estate Market Remains In Shambles Ed Butowsky, managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Varney & Company to discuss the growing crisis of the housing market despite bailout after bailout by this administration. Recently, reports have confirmed that California foreclosures shot up 19% in the 3rd quarter as compared to the 2nd quarter. These numbers do not...

Ed Butowsky Examines The Foreclosure Fiasco & Its Impact On The Dow

on Oct 17, 2010 in Fox News, Media Center by Ed Butowsky | 1 Comment »
Ed Butowsky Examines The Foreclosure Fiasco & Its Impact On The Dow Ed Butowsky, managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, appears live on Fox News America’s News HQ to answer the important question today – will the foreclosure fiasco impact the Dow? As analysts are continually evaluating banks and commercial lenders, the investment community is dealing with fears of the mortgage foreclosure...

How to Become a TV Star- Advisor Style

on Oct 15, 2010 in Articles, Financial Advisor by Ed Butowsky | No Comments »
How to Become a TV Star- Advisor Style October 15, 2010 – (Dow Jones) Financial advisors who have tried and failed as media personalities know that being smart about money and being an engaging presence on camera are two distinct qualities. So what is the formula that works? To succeed as a TV talking head, says Doug Scott, president of advertising and marketing giant Ogilvy...

About Ed

Ed Butowsky is a nationally-recognized expert in investment management. Butowsky has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years. He was previously a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley and a Managing Director ... More »

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Ed Butowsky, Managing Partner
Chapwood Capital Investment Management, LLC
Website: www.chapwoodinvestments.com
Email: ed@chapwoodinvestments.com
Phone: (972) 865-2225

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