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Forecasting the Future: Part 2

2019-10-15

Research Articles

Introduction In part 1 of this series on forecasting future results as the key to investing success, I suggested that reviewing consensus analyst estimates was a smart and prudent starting point.  Furthermore, I attempted to illustrate that consensus estimates tend to be accurate enough to help you determine whether a deeper dive into the company […]

Albemarle: A Cautionary Note

2019-08-20

Research Articles

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 […]

Has the Lithium Bubble Burst or Is It Just Leaking Rarefied Air?

2018-03-09

Research Articles

Introduction Over the last couple of years lithium producers and miners have enjoyed a parabolic jump in their stock prices and market caps.  As I will later illustrate, much of the gains for lithium related companies have come as a result of the “hype” surrounding electric automobile development.  Of course, Tesla has been the primary […]

The Most Important Stock Investment Lesson I Ever Learned

2017-05-08

Research Articles

Introduction My investing career officially started in 1970.  However, for several years prior to that time I was an avid and interested student of common stock investing.  My initial lessons were taught by studying the behavior and practices of the most renowned stock investors.  Although these academic pursuits taught me a great deal, nothing taught […]

Albemarle Corp: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

2013-06-04

FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business.  The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock.  The orange line […]

Albemarle Corp: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

2012-11-13

FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

Today we are going to take a look at Albemarle Corp (ALB) through the lens of FAST Graphs™, fundamentals analyzer software tool.  Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Albemarle Corporation, is a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals.  A quick review of the 10-year historical graph shows Albemarle Corp to be undervalued […]

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