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Archive for the ‘stocks’ Category

What’s In A Share Price?


Not much at face value. Is Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) cheap or expensive at $112,860 per share? What about Sprint at $2.82 (S) per share. Novice investors often confuse low or high prices for cheap or expensive and there is a HUGE difference between the two. Examples: A) You have one pizza pie and slice it… read more

Sports and Investments


Michael Lewis, is best known as the author of “The Blind Side”, and “Moneyball”; very popular books that have been turned into movies, but Lewis isn’t a screen writer, he was educated at Princeton in economics and started his career at the investment bank Salomon Brothers. What’s the connection? While Hollywood focuses on the feel-good… read more

There is no Value vs. Growth Debate


Its unfortunate, but large financial institutions love to sell products by putting them into different categories so as to differentiate them. Most investment funds are put into three main categories; Value, Growth, and GARP. Value is often defined as securities that trade at low prices relative to their sales, earnings, or cash flow. Growth often… read more

Seven Signs For Superior Stock Selection


There are seven fundamental factors that I always look at when performing research on stocks. Each one of these elements has been shown in academic papers as ways to outperform the general market averages. I will provide my opinions on the significance of each item. 1. Profitability This is the most important signal, in my… read more