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Recent Market Action A Value Investor’s Perspective

2020-03-05

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Introduction For some time now I have been pointing out that the stock market as measured by the S&P 500 has become moderately overvalued.  However, even more to the point, I still believe that to be true even after the price corrections we have experienced recently as a result of the coronavirus.  In other words, […]

The Right Way to Value Growth Stocks: Part 3

2019-12-11

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 Introduction In part 2 of this series I focused on how to value slow and moderately growing businesses. In this article, Part 3, I will shift my focus on how to value faster growing companies (growth stocks).  My definition of a fast grower (growth stock) is one that has consistently compounded earnings at 15% per annum or […]

Suffering Stock Market Stress? Consider This Market with Negligible Volatility and Consistently Rising Values Instead!

2016-02-05

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Introduction It would be an understatement to call the recent stock market activity turbulent.  High stock price volatility makes investors anxious and some people even become downright frightened.  These emotional responses are often exaggerated for people in or near retirement.  Therefore, I contend that all investors need to find ways to keep their emotions in […]

A Primer on Valuation: 8 Examples of How Earnings Growth Drives Dividends and Returns

2011-02-13

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Valuation Based on Fundamentals In order to prudently answer the question of when to buy a stock, an investor first needs to know the value of the company behind the stock. At the most basic level, a company derives its value based on the fundamentals behind the business it operates. Focusing on, and calculating the […]

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