Time In, Not Timing!



The third quarter of 2009 ended with the market strongly off of lows. On current earnings, the market looks expensive. On future earnings it looks cheap. Today’s video looks at the S&P 500 based on earnings. Best when viewed in full youtube screen. The market could correct by 10% or so before rising again based […]

Nike – What did they Expect?



Nike reported results for its fiscal first quarter that were better than Wall Street expected. The stock was up over 7% at the open. Today’s video will look at Nike’s valuation based on fundamentals. Best when viewed in full youtube screen. Disclosure: Author Manages Portfolios Long NKE Nike is another example of a strong global franchise […]

This is No Band Aid!



Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a leading blue chip company that has typically commanded a premium valuation. It weathered the recession extremely well. In fact better than most. However, its current valuation is significantly below normal. Today’s video looks at Johnson & Johnson from the perspective of valuation based on earnings. Best when viewed in full […]

Maybe They Should Copy It?



Xerox (XRX) is buying Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) for $6.4 billion. That is a $2.1 billion dollar premium over Friday’s closing price for Affiliated Computer Services. I found the deal interesting as both companies could be considered classic examples of earnings determine market price. Today’s video looks at both companies based on earnings, a real eye […]

RIMM Reamed!



Yesterday Research In Motion, Ltd. (RIMM) reported earnings. Apparently they disappointed The Street with a 35% increase in revenues and 45% increase in units sold. However, they were a little light in their forecast and the market reacted severely. As of the time of this writing, the company is down almost 15% today. And it […]

Earnings Determine Market Price!



In the long run it really doesn’t matter what the market’s doing. Unless, of course, you own an index fund, then it matters a lot. However, if you own individual companies then only their business results truly matter. The evidence is overwhelming. In the long run earnings determine market price. There is also the issue […]

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