The Creation of F.A.S.T. Graphs™

Charles Carnevale

Chuck Carnevale

Founder and Chief Investment Officer

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.


“I appreciate your work, Chuck. As a subscriber to FAST Graphs™, I use the tool to decide on whether to purchase additional shares of what I currently hold or to add a new holding. Your articles help me make full use of the tool and give other readers valuable information, if they take the time to learn. One of the biggest enhancements that I use is the FFO data added for MLPs and REITs.”

“When FAST Graphs™ were unavailable because of Hurricane Sandy, I realized how much I need them in order to make investment decisions.

(Wish I could be) Long FAST Graphs!!!”

“One more vote for the value of FAST Graphs™; just started a subscription to Chuck's great service (premium), and am having a ball analyzing so many stocks quickly.”

“I feel very ill-equipped to make investment decisions without Fast Graphs. :-)”

“Yesterday, I signed up for your F.A.S.T. Graphs™. It's a really amazing, valuable tool for checking over/undervaluation of stocks. Wish I had it years and years ago!!”

“Love the F.A.S.T. Graphs™: One glance and you know a whole lot.”

“About Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™: They are invaluable to me in making decisions about the stocks I own (in addition to what you are saying about doing other research) and the ones I hope to own in the future.”

"Chuck -- Your proprietary F.A.S.T. Graphs™ are a VERY impressive tool!"

“If there were an Investor Hall of Fame for people who have helped others with their investing, and sharing valuable information, you and your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ would get one of my selections.”

“I love Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™! Well worth the price of admission for what he gives you.”

"Chuck - Thank you for your well thought out articles. I tend to be a visual type of person so I really appreciate the F.A.S.T. Graphs™ approach."

"Great article, as always! I always look forward to your articles, and am especially eagerly awaiting your next in this series. I find the F.A.S.T. Graphs™ extremely helpful."

“Your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ put all of this in a single artful picture and the accompanying spreadsheets hammer home the point.”

“I use the F.A.S.T. Graphs™ method to evaluate all of my ideas. I recommend it for individual investors, since it helps them focus on data and get past the many emotional arguments.”

“I recently subscribed to the F.A.S.T. Graphs™, and these articles are helping me learn how to better use them. They really do give you a good quick look at the valuations picture. A much needed tool!”

“I also always appreciate the clear-cut information provided through your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ and articles.”

“Thanks, Chuck, for your F.A.S.T. Graphs™. Each of these graphs is worth 1,000 words in describing a company's growth, consistency and valuation. Thanks for sharing your graphs.”

“Thanks, Chuck. Love the F.A.S.T. Graphs™! It makes investing so much more clear.”

“Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™: They are invaluable to me in making decisions about the stocks I own (in addition to what you are saying about doing other research) and the ones I hope to own in the future.”

”I am amazed at the usefulness of your F.A.S.T. Graphs™ and I plan on using them for a long time to come.”

“Chuck's F.A.S.T. Graphs™ will give you a tool to find those well chosen stocks...”

“Thanks for the F.A.S.T. Graphs™, Chuck. They are the best tool I've used.”