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Investment or Speculation



I believe that in its truest sense, investing is based on fundamental values. Earnings and cash flows are the ultimate determinant of True Worth™ or fundamental value. So how do you deal with young companies that have promise, but no earnings? If you really like the business, you speculate. The key point is that you […]

Electronic Arts – a Game Play



Electronic Arts paints a very unusual fundamental long-term graph. Many are surprised by the cyclicality this company displays. From fiscal 1991-2000, Electronic Arts was a growth stock. However, since fiscal 2000 it matured into a more cyclical enterprise. Today’s video looks at Electronic Arts first over its growth years, then over its more cyclical period. Note […]

Modern Apple of Their i



This week’s blog will be dedicated to educational pursuits. Actually, this entire blog’s history has been committed to that end. This week, I intend to lay the foundation for sound investment analysis, based on fundamentals. The Fundamental Research Analysis Tool needs to be viewed as a “tool to think with.” It’s not designed to provide […]

Different Facets of Valuation



There are many facets to the concept of valuation. I refer to undervaluation as existing when the price has dropped below earnings justified levels. That’s not the same as a price dropping because earnings have fallen. Most importantly a large price drop does not automatically imply good value. It may be better than it was, […]

Price Can Lie!



Warren Buffett once lamented: “For some reason, people take their cues from price action rather than from values.”Then he later added: “The dumbest reason in the world to buy a stock is because it’s going up.” Warren was trying to teach us to focus on intrinsic value, rather than current market value. Today’s video separates value […]

Definition of Appreciation



My favorite definition of appreciation is when others appreciate what you have more than you do. This is how shrewd investors find bargains. Warren Buffett once said, “You can’t buy what’s popular and expect to do well.” Today’s video looks at valuation from the perspective of undervaluation. Best when viewed in full youtube screen. Disclosure: Author […]

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