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S&P 500: Modestly Overvalued

2010-01-06

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After a strong price recovery in 2009, the question on every investor’s mind is what about 2010? To us, it’s always a function of valuation based on earnings. In fact, the correlation between earnings and price explains a lot about past, present and ultimately future performance. This is true for individual companies, but applies to […]

S&P 500: Modestly Overvalued!

2010-01-06

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S&P 500: Modestly Overvalued! After a strong price recovery in 2009, the question on every investor’s mind is what about 2010? To us, it’s always a function of valuation based on earnings. In fact, the correlation between earnings and price explains a lot about past, present and ultimately future performance. This is true for individual […]

Discount Retailers?

2009-11-11

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It seems logical that discount stores do well in a recession. In fact they do well in most economic conditions. Today’s video looks at how leading discount retailers have faired in good times and bad. Best when viewed in full youtube screen. Disclosure: Author Does Not Manage Portfolios Long ROST Perception and reality do not always […]

Google Growing & Growing!

2009-10-30

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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 […]

Buying Earnings, Not Stocks!

2009-09-21

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I advocate investing in the business, not the stock. Therefore, I am buying the earnings power of the business. In the long-run earnings determine market price. I consider this a law of investing. It’s really based on mathematics, or more precisely compounding. When looking for growth, I seek a rate of 15% or better. This […]

Optimism Prevails!

2009-09-18

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“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” Helen Keller When you think about it, the case for optimism is compelling. Doom and gloom is always over-rated. If it wasn’t, the world economies would have collapsed long ago. They […]

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