Here’s to our Health!



There is a lot going on in potential healthcare reform. The final outcome is sure to have an impact on major private health insurers. At this juncture the effects could go either way. However, the rejection of a pure public plan could be a positive for private insurers. Today’s video looks at a few major health […]

When the Price is Right



Due to the recent recession, everyone is looking for a deal. This has actually been good news for certain companies. In the long run, at least a business cycle (3-5 years), the rate of earnings growth is important. A fast growing company will command a higher valuation than a slower growing company. Today’s video looks at […]

To the Max



In the long run the relationship between earnings and market price is very correlated. In the short run, price volatility may do anything which can be unnerving. I believe buy and sell decisions are more intelligent when based on earnings rather than price. Today’s video on TJX Companies, Inc. shows how price is driven by profits. […]

Have a Heart II



 On Monday I blogged about how the stock market had been overvaluing Medtronic. I believe the principle of valuation is critical to sound investment analysis. Unfortunately, I believe it is also a principle that is most often neglected. Overvaluation can destroy the returns of strong businesses. Undervaluation can enhance them. Sound valuation should mirror operating […]

Low Fashion



Shopping season is officially in full swing. There are many fashion retailers that operate as public companies. When they are hot, they are hot. When they are not, they are not. Today’s video looks at several key players in this volatile industry. Best when viewed in full youtube screen. When analyzing fashion oriented businesses, keep […]

You Gotta Eat!



The recession was terrible. However, there were companies that performed well. Not only did they offer growth, but generous dividend income as well. Today’s videolooks at two well-known fast food companies that grow and pay dividends. Best when viewed in full youtube screen. It is a market of stocks, not a stock market. It pays […]

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