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Interest Rates and Their Impact On Stock Values

2020-09-17

Research Articles

Introduction Many investors are attempting to justify higher stock “valuations” because interest rates are at historical lows. I would agree that lower interest rates could affect “market valuations” based on the simple law of supply and demand. The concept is simple, when fixed income offers lower returns it logically stimulates more demand for equities where […]

Apple, Microsoft, Visa: Crazy Or Crazy Like A Fox

2020-09-03

Research Articles

Introduction There are technical distinctions between investing versus speculating. Nevertheless, both concepts are often thought about or utilized interchangeably. Moreover, there are nuanced distinctions between a rational or well-thought-out speculation versus outright gambling. In the former, there may be logical realities that support speculation when circumstances are in your favor. However, with gambling, the odds […]

3 New York Stock Exchange Homebuilders: When Value and Momentum Converge

2020-08-13

Research Articles

Introduction I am a value investor that believes in the long-term ownership of good businesses purchased at attractive valuations. In my humble opinion and experience, this is the surest and perhaps most prudent way to build wealth through investing in the stock market. However, value investing does not always provide instant gratification. In fact, the […]

5 Midcap Magic Formula Stocks for Total Return

2020-08-07

Research Articles

Introduction To keep myself sharp and my skills honed, I routinely go to my library of investment books and re-read classics that have had an impact on me.  This week I did a complete re-read of Joel Greenblatt’s classic “The Little Book That Beats The Market.”  For any of you that are not familiar with […]

In Today’s Crazy Stock Market FAST Graphs Are More Important and Valuable Than Ever Before

2020-07-29

Research Articles

Introduction We are living in very strange times indeed.  And this statement applies to virtually every aspect of our daily lives.  The stock market is no exception.  Although I am constantly reminding anyone who will listen that it is a market of stocks rather than a stock market, today’s bifurcation might be the most unusual […]

Alexion Pharmaceuticals: Growth At A Reasonable Price (GARP)

2020-07-10

Research Articles

Introduction I find it very interesting that Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) after going public in 2001, did not generate their first profit until December 2008. As we all know, this was in the throes of what is now known as the Great Recession of 2008. Moreover, Alexion’s adjusted operating earnings have grown from $0.20 per […]

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