Has the Lithium Bubble Burst or Is It Just Leaking Rarefied Air?

Introduction Over the last couple of years lithium producers and miners have enjoyed a parabolic jump in their stock prices and market caps.  As I will later illustrate, much of the gains for lithium related companies have come as a result of the “hype” surrounding electric automobile development.  Of course, Tesla has been the primary Read more about Has the Lithium Bubble Burst or Is It Just Leaking Rarefied Air?[…]

Why We Sold Walmart-It’s Not Why You Think

Introduction Walmart’s stock price took a bath early last week, and there are a lot of opinions regarding where the stock price now sits.  The catalyst was their 4th quarter and fiscal year-end 2018 annual report (note: Walmart has a January 31 fiscal year end).  The following headlines courtesy of “Google Finance” illustrate the variance Read more about Why We Sold Walmart-It’s Not Why You Think[…]

Has Amazon (Jeff Bezos) Taught This Old Value Dog a New Trick?

Introduction There is the old adage: “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  Well, I have been a “card-carrying” and fully committed value investor for more than 45 years now.  I think that qualifies me as an “old” value investing dog.  But more to the point, I have been consistently following and practicing the Read more about Has Amazon (Jeff Bezos) Taught This Old Value Dog a New Trick?[…]

Peter Lynch Taught Me to Invest in Ultra Beauty Inc.

Introduction In his best-selling book “One up on Wall Street” Peter Lynch included this subtitle on his cover: “How to use what you already know to make money in the stock market.”  And later in the book he talks about “the power of common knowledge.”  Stating it over simplistically, Peter Lynch often talked about getting Read more about Peter Lynch Taught Me to Invest in Ultra Beauty Inc.[…]

Owens & Minor Inc.: Irresistible Yield, Irresistible Valuation

Introduction Recently, I have had several requests to write an article about Owens & Minor Inc (OMI).  I had not looked at this company in a while, and boy oh, boy, was I surprised at what I found.  Owens & Minor is on the “Dividend Contender” list produced by David Fish. Owens & Minor has Read more about Owens & Minor Inc.: Irresistible Yield, Irresistible Valuation[…]

Invest In Walgreens Or CVS – Speculate In Rite Aid

Introduction For many years now, investing in healthcare related stocks has presented me with a conundrum of sorts.  Demographic forces, primarily the graying of America (and the world for that matter), suggests powerful future growth potential and demand for healthcare related products and services.  On the other hand, healthcare and its costs have long been Read more about Invest In Walgreens Or CVS – Speculate In Rite Aid[…]

Mister Valuation plans for 2018: A New Year a New and Better Approach

The Principles of Valuation: A Year-Long Series Elaborating On Sound Value Investing Principles Introduction Every year I take the holidays off in order to reflect on what I have accomplished for the year, but more importantly, to think deeply about and contemplate what I might do better in the upcoming New Year. This process has Read more about Mister Valuation plans for 2018: A New Year a New and Better Approach[…]

S&P 500 Index is ^SPX, are there other indexes on FAST Graphs?

Unfortunately we do not currently subscribe to the S&P Capital IQ Index database. The database we subscribe to only provides earnings information on the S&P 500 index (^SPX).     You can find price information on: Russell 1000 Growth Index (^RLG) NASDAQ Composite Index (^COMP) Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) To search for other indexes, if you Read more about S&P 500 Index is ^SPX, are there other indexes on FAST Graphs?[…]

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Cardinal Health: A Dividend Aristocrat the Risk Is Already Priced In-Part 2 of 7

Introduction As a value investor, I am totally cognizant of the reality that attractively valued bargains are hard to find in a strong bull market.  Moreover, as an experienced value investor I clearly understand that low valuations in a raging bull market are usually associated with issues and challenges sometimes real, sometimes imaginary.  The key Read more about Cardinal Health: A Dividend Aristocrat the Risk Is Already Priced In-Part 2 of 7[…]