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Facts Not Fear



The Dow has hit 10,000 and everyone is either excited or afraid it will fall again. No one knows for sure. However, the future is probably brighter than most fear. Today’s video looks at the Dow Jones based on price and the S&P 500 based on price and earnings. Best when viewed in full youtube screen. […]

What a Waste – Company



The Weekly Trader in Barron’s did a story on Waste Management. Waste removal to clean up is clearly a growth industry. Today’s video takes a fundamental look at Waste Management and a couple competitors. Best when viewed in full youtube screen. Even with companies in the same industry, and even when the industry has attractive prospects, […]

Intel Tells



Intel reported earnings that although down, were much higher than expectations. Importantly, they forecast that computer sales were showing signs of recovering. The fundamental graph for Intel can tell us a lot about old school investing principles. Especially the importance of earnings and valuation towards long-term investing success. Today’s video looks at Intel based on fundamental […]

Markets Reacting Badly to JNJ



JNJ reported better than expected earnings of $1.20 versus street estimates of $1.13. They raised full year 2009 guidance from $4.52 to $4.54 – $4.59. Of course, the stock is down 2% in early trading. Today’s video looks at JNJ based on fundamentals and evaluates what the change in guidance really means. Best when viewed in […]

Shopping the Market



This blog is offered to provide insights into investing in good businesses, rather than the stock market. We believe that the “stock market” is nothing more than the store you shop at to buy good businesses. Our goal is to appeal to investors desirous of being long-term shareholders, not day traders. Importantly, this is a […]

Valuation Predicts Returns



Valuation is an often overlooked, yet critical aspect of investing analysis. No matter how well a business performs, if its stock price is overvalued shareholder returns will be poor. On the other hand, if a company’s stock price is undervalued, future returns will be enhanced. Today’s video looks at one aspect from the perspective of a […]

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