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I am a self-taught investor who works in the financial industry. My focus is on value investing and finding the intrinsic value of a company and looking for opportunities that provide a deep margin of safety. My favorites are buy and hold, but I am open to learning all that I can. My website ... more


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Analyzing Intangible Assets And Their Impact To Assets And Operating Income
The change in the way companies invest their capital has grown exponentially over the years, and accounting rules have not kept up.
How To Research Stocks (For Beginners)
We need to analyze many different factors from company financials, management, and competition to get a full picture of the company’s prospects and decide whether we want to own part of that business.
How To Use Common Size Analysis To Compare Companies To Peers
There are many forms of comparison, some flattering, some not. But the use of comparisons to help you find the best investment is called common size analysis.
Intrinsic Value: JP Morgan, Is It Still A Buy?
In the past JPM was one of my favorite stocks. But would I still buy it today? Let's take a closer look...
Return On Assets: How To Find Banks That Generate Profits
Return on Assets is a simple way to determine the profitability of a bank. The formula can be used for other businesses as well, but it is best known for its use with banks.
Efficiency Ratio: How Profitable Is Your Bank?
This incredibly easy formula can tell you how efficient your bank is at making more money than they spend.
Owner Earnings: One Of Warren Buffett's Favorite Formulas
Warren Buffett uses owner earnings to help him determine what he feels are the real earnings of the business. The formula is fairly easy and it helps show the real cash flow of the business.
Corning: This Glass Is Far From Brittle
Corning, despite the recent run-up in price still has plenty of room to grow. The news lately has been very good and the company has been delivering shareholder value in the form of buybacks and dividends.
Breaking Down The Two-Stage Dividend Discount Model For Beginners
Dividends are the best friend an investor has. They are the gift that keeps on giving and finding a company that pays them consistently over an extended period of time is a great way to build your wealth.
The Most Useful Stock Valuation Methods
Having a list of valuation metrics is extremely helpful finding great stocks to invest in. This guide goes over the seven metrics that we use the most and gives an in-depth look at how they work.
Dividend Discount Model: A Simple Three Step Guide To Valuation
Valuing a company with dividends is simple using the dividend discount model, with three inputs you can find the value quickly and easily.
Return On Invested Capital In Two Easy Steps
Return on Invested Capital is a great way to help you find a potential moat, and it is a fairly easy formula to calculate.
GameStop: Is This Game Still Worth Playing?
GameStop is a specialty retailer in the video game business. They offer a very tantalizing dividend yield, but they have been going through a rough patch, so the question is are they a value or value trap?
How To Find Wide Investment Moats The "Easy Way"
The term moats was first coined by Warren Buffett and it has come to symbolize strong companies with a durable competitive advantage. There is no "easy way" to find them, but there are some methods to help identify possible moats.
Latticework Of Mental Models: Better Decisions, Better Investors
Creating a latticework of mental models can help you make better decisions in life and investing. We all have mental models and it is simply a matter of acquiring a few more, and then hanging them on our latticework.
What Baseball And Value Investing Have In Common
Investment ideas can come from many different places. Baseball is one of Warren Buffett's favorite pastimes. His favorite player was Ted Williams, who wrote a book called the "Science of Hitting" which preached patience - a staple of value investing.
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