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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 […]

Even After the Recent Correction I Still Think McDonald’s Is Overvalued

2019-11-12

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Introduction This article is offered as part of our ongoing FAST Graphs YouTube request series.  Although time does not allow me to cover every stock that is requested, I do try to provide analyze out loud videos on stocks that either are currently in the news, or that offer special lessons on valuation.  As most […]

Valuation Is More Important Than Politics or Interest Rates: And Most Stocks Are Overvalued Today

2019-08-29

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Introduction My personal investing strategy is based on the simple logic and reality that great businesses are by definition, better than average.  Therefore, to my way of thinking, it logically follows that the best investment returns would be achieved by investing in the best businesses that you could identify.  Moreover, it is also important to […]

Why A 15 P/E Ratio Is Fair Value for Most Companies: Part 2

2019-08-22

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Introduction To me, fair value, as it relates to common stock investments, is manifest when the current earnings yield provided by the company’s profits compensates me for the risk I am taking by providing both a realistic and acceptable return on my invested capital.  Most importantly, as will be explained later, current earnings yield and […]

The Essence of Valuation is Soundness Not Rate of Return: Part 1

2019-08-15

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Introduction on Stock Valuation When it comes to writing about investing in common stocks, my favorite theme typically revolves around valuation.  In fact, I once had a reader dub me “Mr. Valuation.”  Which, I might add was very flattering to me.  Moreover, in the context of discussing valuation, there are normally three concepts that are […]

Microsoft Important Lessons in Valuation: Part 1

2019-08-06

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Introduction Before I get too deep into this article, I want to start out by stating that Microsoft (MSFT) has long been one of my favorite companies.  Many years ago, I invested in Microsoft as a pure growth stock and sold it in 2000 when it became dangerous overvalued after making a very healthy long-term […]

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