The Business Matters Most



Every day I see an endless litany of pundits telling me the rally is over or it’s got a ways to run. Two truths apply: One, no one knows for sure, they are just guessing. Two, it really doesn’t matter anyway. Our video clearly shows that the success of the individual business is what matters most. […]

The Earnings Rule



 Whether earnings go up, down or sideways, in the long-run prices will follow. Over a short period of time price movement based on emotion may deviate. However, inevitably price will move to earnings. Therefore, it’s much more important and, interestingly, easier to forecast earnings than it is price. However, most people take their cue from […]

Earnings Growth Rate = Shareholder Return Rate



Earnings Growth Rate = Shareholder Return Rate This week’s blog is focused on elaborating on the dynamics between earnings and stock price. Today’s blog looks at velocity, or what I call the rate of change. In the long run, shareholder returns are driven by the returns the business they own generates. Not the stock market, […]

Buffett’s All In!



 Warren Buffett says that his purchase of Burlington Northern is an “all-in-wager” on the United States. The theme of this blog is “Successful Investing Requires Optimism Built Upon Sound Fundamentals.” Warren is optimistic about our long-term future. Today’s video looks at whether or not he is basing his faith on sound fundamentals. Best when viewed in […]

Earnings Determine Stock Price



This week’s blog is dedicated to illustrating the undeniable long-term relationship between earnings and market price. Valuation plays an important role. However, over time, the importance of earnings is clear. In the short run, volatility will always be evident. Prices may not perfectly correlate to earnings over short periods. Eventually though they will. Knowing this […]

Google Growing & Growing!



I define high growth stocks as companies growing earnings at 15% or faster. Shareholder returns will closely correlate to the rate of change of earnings growth a company achieves as long as valuation is in line. If valuation is high, returns will be lower than growth. If valuation is low, returns will be higher than […]

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