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Should EMC Corp Break Itself Apart?: FAST FUNdamental Analysis

2014-07-22

FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

Introduction On Monday a Wall Street Journal article reported that the hedge fund Elliott Management Corp has taken a more than $1 billion stake in EMC Corp (EMC) and revealed that it intends to petition the company to break itself apart.  Elliott believes that this would unlock shareholder value.  Implicit in that thesis would be […]

This Is What Real Bubbles Look Like

2013-05-28

Research Articles

With the stock market currently doing so well, numerous articles are popping up playing the bubble card.  Personally, I don’t believe we are anywhere near bubble levels for equities, at least in the general sense.  I do think there are certain stocks that are currently overvalued, but very few that I would describe as dangerously […]

If Apple Were Not A Tech Stock It Would Be Trading at $1000/share and Worth Every Penny

2012-11-07

Research Articles

Introduction: The Current Mispricing of Technology At the risk of jumping on the everybody’s-writing-articles-on-Apple-bandwagon, this article is offered at the request of a loyal reader.  Our objective is to put not only Apple’s valuation into perspective, but also what we believe to be the current undervaluation of technology stocks in general.  If looking at how […]

Retirees Beware Of The Many Dangers of Holding Overvalued Stocks

2012-10-31

Research Articles

We often write about valuation because we believe it is one of the most misunderstood aspects of investing in common stocks.  This causes many people to hold what we consider to be unjustified biases that are based primarily on price action.  For example, the concept of the lost decade, which many almost gleefully point to […]

50 Potential Investment Opportunities to Participate in the New Golden Age: Part Three

2012-06-21

Research Articles

Introduction In parts one and two of this three-part series I presented a case that focused on the long-term potential for a bright future of economic strength and growth.  Moreover, I pointed out that I felt that the best of what our economic future holds goes mostly ignored, in favor of a focus on our […]

Valuation Matters

2009-10-19

Videos

Valuation Matters In my opinion, there are two primary factors that determine long-term returns. The rate of change of earnings growth and the price or valuation you pay to buy those earnings. This week we will focus on several consequences of valuation. How overvaluation reduces returns and how undervaluation can enhance returns. Today’s video looks at […]

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