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Why A 15 P/E Ratio Is Fair Value for Most Companies: Part 2

2019-08-22

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Introduction To me, fair value, as it relates to common stock investments, is manifest when the current earnings yield provided by the company’s profits compensates me for the risk I am taking by providing both a realistic and acceptable return on my invested capital.  Most importantly, as will be explained later, current earnings yield and […]

How FAST Graphs Draws Fair Valuation Reference Lines

2019-08-21

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Introduction This video is offered to clarify the misconception of how FAST Graphs applies its fair valuation reference lines on its graphs.  A comment on my recent video suggested that the 15 P/E ratio that is very commonly seen on most of our graphs is arbitrary and simply fictitiously applied to as the comment suggested […]

Albemarle: A Cautionary Note

2019-08-20

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Albemarle (ALB), this Dividend Champion, has increased its dividend for 25 consecutive years.  The company is a specialty chemicals company, and as such, the world’s largest producer of lithium from which it generates approximately half of its total profits.  Longer term, the lithium business is quite exciting as a result of the rapidly-growing adoption of […]

The Essence of Valuation is Soundness Not Rate of Return: Part 1

2019-08-15

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Introduction on Stock Valuation When it comes to writing about investing in common stocks, my favorite theme typically revolves around valuation.  In fact, I once had a reader dub me “Mr. Valuation.”  Which, I might add was very flattering to me.  Moreover, in the context of discussing valuation, there are normally three concepts that are […]

Magna International Inc.: Invest For Low Valuation, High-Yield With A Total Return Kicker

2019-08-12

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Introduction I have never been a fan of investing in automotive manufacturers like Ford or General Motors.  I’ve always found the industry much too cyclical and too difficult for the companies to make any money.  However, automobiles are certainly a major purchase for almost every person and family, not only in America but throughout the […]

The Worst Reasons To Sell A Stock

2019-08-07

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Introduction An article on when to sell a stock would not be complete without some discussion about what I consider to be the worst reason to sell a stock. Ironically, this reason may be the one that is most commonly implemented by investors. Personally, I will rarely, if ever, sell a stock just because the […]

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