Searching for Alphabet’s True Worth? Should we Google it?

Introduction This is the third in a series of articles where I will cover popular and/or high profile stocks. The primary objective of this series will be to put a spotlight on the importance of forecasting future growth prior to making an investment decision.  I elaborated on the importance of forecasting future growth in part Read more about Searching for Alphabet’s True Worth? Should we Google it?[…]

Should You Care That The Market Is Overvalued- It Depends!

Introduction Most investors suffer from what I believe is an unhealthy (unprofitable) obsession with the stock market.  Financial writers and professional investors never tire about offering up their opinion on what the market will do next – especially short term.  Individual investors also are deeply concerned with how the markets are doing on a daily Read more about Should You Care That The Market Is Overvalued- It Depends![…]

FOMC Interest Rates and Their Impact on the US Economy: Part 2

FOMC Interest Rates and Their Impact on the US Economy: Part 2

Introduction

To me, interest rates and their future direction seems to be obsessively discussed and debated by many investors.  So much so, that I often get the impression that many investors believe that interest rates coupled with Federal Reserve policy are the primary drivers of our economy.  From my perspective, interest rates and Federal Reserve monetary policy are contributing factors to economic growth and stability.  However, I would stop short of considering them of primary importance.

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How to use F.A.S.T. Graphs™ to value high-growth stocks such as Amazon or Google (Alphabet)?

I recently received a question in the MisterValuation forum asking for an article on Google (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN).  The subscriber indicated they were having a hard time utilizing F.A.S.T. Graphs™, especially with Google, to figure its valuation. I felt this was a reasonable request because it afforded me the opportunity to provide insights on Read more about How to use F.A.S.T. Graphs™ to value high-growth stocks such as Amazon or Google (Alphabet)?[…]

Designing the Appropriate Common Stock Retirement Portfolio: Stock Selection Options Part 1

Introduction

What is the best way to design or construct a common stock portfolio?  This is a question I am often asked and my short answer is always the same – it depends.  The truth is, there is no perfect method or strategy for designing a stock portfolio that is right for every individual investor.  However, there are principles of sound investing that every investor can follow and apply when designing a common stock portfolio that’s just right for them. […]

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The Best Way to Judge Past Performance: Part Two

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, much of what is offered is merely based on the opinion of the author.  This presents quite a challenge to the prudent prospective investor seeking sound advice or guidance.  The recommendations are presented and it is left up to the individual to act on the advice or not based on the content as written. […]

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

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 fallen. That is not to say that bad times never come, because they most assuredly do.  However, even during bad times optimism has served investors better than pessimism.  The rational optimist recognizes that bad times are only temporary, and better times are sure to follow. […]

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Mr. Valuation disagrees with Henry Blodget: “It’s a Market of Stocks” is not a Meaningless Phrase

Introduction There are many that consider the stock market the big casino.  Because I believe in adhering to a business perspective on investing in common stocks, I am not one of those people.  To investors like me, the stock market is simply the store that we shop at in order to buy (invest in) great Read more about Mr. Valuation disagrees with Henry Blodget: “It’s a Market of Stocks” is not a Meaningless Phrase[…]