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Why a 15 P/E Ratio Represents Fair Value for Most (not all) Companies: FedEx Part 2

2018-09-27

Research Articles

Introduction One of my favorite Warren Buffett quotes is “investing is most intelligent when it is most businesslike.”  The reason this quote resonates so much with me is because I believe it represents the essence of value investing.  To me, value investing is about positioning yourself as a shareholder/owner/partner in a wonderful business that you […]

6 More Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 2 of 5

2017-10-10

Research Articles

Introduction In part 1 of this five-part series, I covered what I considered the 6 most expensive stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index of 30 stocks.  With this part 2, I’m going to cover 6 additional Dow stocks that I consider overvalued currently.  So far, these two articles represent approximately 40% of the […]

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 […]

Beware the Financial Destruction of Overvaluation

2016-06-02

Research Articles

Introduction After such an extended bull run it’s only logical to assume that many stocks are trading at frothy valuations.  On the other hand, it’s also important to keep in mind that it is a market of stocks and not a stock market.  Nevertheless, the truth is that many stocks are now significantly overvalued based […]

The Best Way to Judge Past Performance: Part Two

2015-07-01

Research Articles

Introduction On virtually every financial website on the planet there is a never-ending daily stream of stock tips and recommendations.  Consequently, the investing public is literally flooded with information and advice regarding what stock to buy today or not to buy.  Some of what is offered is supported by factual information and logic, but unfortunately, […]

“Ye Of Little Faith” What Has It Cost You? Part 1

2015-06-25

Research Articles

Introduction I believe that one of the most important attributes that a successful investor must possess is optimism.  Any serious student of financial history would recognize and acknowledge that economically speaking, things are good much more often than they are bad.  In the general sense, common stocks have risen far more often than they have […]

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