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Don’t Be the Equivalent of a Stock Market Racist

2012-09-14

Research Articles

There is no shortage of pundits and prognosticators willing to offer their opinions (rarely based on facts) as to whether or not stocks are cheap or expensive, or as to whether the markets are going to rise or fall.  In every case, the opinions and prognostications are directed as generalities such as stocks or markets.  […]

Part One: The Truth About Earnings and How They Drive Stock Values and Shareholder Returns — The Historical Perspective

2012-03-15

Research Articles

I want to start this article out with the positioning statement, that I am a fundamental investor, and that I believe in conducting a comprehensive fundamental evaluation on any Company (common stock) that I buy, or for that matter, hold or sell. My own personal core investing philosophy is about investing in businesses and not […]

Growth and Value: Esterline Technologies – a Leading Defense Contractor

2011-12-16

Research Articles

Investing versus Speculating With the amount of volatility seen in the equity markets today, many people seem to believe that the old proven practices of investing in solid businesses for the long run no longer apply.  But it’s important to remember that there is a significant distinction between true investing and speculating.  And it’s even […]

9 of the Second 10 Best Performing Dow Stocks are Fairly Valued

2011-10-17

Research Articles

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Second 10 Best Performers There is a lot of discussion taking place today about whether or not stocks are good long-term investments.  Most of it is slanted towards the negative with dire forecasts of poor future returns. Implied in these forecasts of doom are opinions that stocks are overvalued today. […]

Ben Graham’s Stock Valuing Formula: It Really Works

2011-02-09

Research Articles

Ben Graham’s famed formula for valuing a stock works in the real world! V* = EPS x (8.5 + 2g) Ten Real World examples of companies growing between zero and 5% These ten examples are based on our article: “A primer on valuation: Testing the Wisdom of Ben Graham’s Formula” (part one) published on 2/08/2011. […]

Ten Prominent Defense Stocks That Pay Dividends, Part II

2010-09-30

Research Articles

Introduction In Part I of this two-part series we pointed out how proposed spending cuts by Defense Secretary Robert Gates are designed to hold the growth of the $680 billion defense department budget to only 1% or 2% for the next few years. We further pointed out that these pending spending cuts were casting a […]

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