The Creation of F.A.S.T. Graphs™
Charles Carnevale attended the University of Tampa in the 1970s, and while at UT, his economics professor presented a thesis that stated, "Earnings determine the market price of a publicly traded company in the long run." This idea lodged itself in Chuck's mind and became his life's work.
After meeting Julie Carnevale, his wife and business partner, they began working together to develop their value investing ideology based on the idea that earnings determine market price. Together they were graphing thousands of companies when they realized that they had discovered the truth of the thesis that there existed a strong relationship to a stock’s earnings and market prices in the long run.
In 1992, they hired Tim Loudin, an information technology specialist that possessed the programming skills necessary to automate the Carnevale's fundamental stock analysis research needs. Chuck's vision was developed into what is now the F.A.S.T. Graphs™ common stock fundamentals analyzer cloud-based software. F.A.S.T. Graphs™ has become the fundamental stock analysis tool Chuck had been looking for all along. Within a matter of minutes, Chuck could examine the relationship of a stock’s operating results to price performance on thousands of companies. F.A.S.T. Graphs™ has access to 20 years of the necessary fundamental historical data on thousands of domestic and Canadian public companies.
The F.A.S.T. Graphs™ tool takes all the hours of manual graphing of business fundamentals and reduces it to seconds, giving the individual investor critical information in an instant. This stock charting tool created to calculate the intrinsic value of a stock has been used by Chuck, Julie and Tim for a number of years, and they decided to create an online forum to allow every individual investor the opportunity to use this unique tool.