Valuation

Are Future Earnings Estimates Positive Or Negative?

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In this article we will look at what drives stock prices: valuations and earnings. Anytime we discuss monetary policy or the economy, we are doing so with the intention of figuring out how valuations and earnings will be affected. As you probably are aware of from our articles, the US…CONTINUE READING

Are New Valuation Methods Valid?

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Some investors believe in maintaining the use of old models because they have historical precedence; new ideas can be risky to try. One example which comes to mind is when the 1990s tech firms were valued based on eyeballs instead of earnings. Believing in new models can easily turn into…CONTINUE READING

Revenue Growth Drives Shareholder Returns

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The market works in long term cycles even though it seems like changes occur often. There will always be news which drives short term action, but in the long run there are strategies which last for years or even decades. In the past 11 years, growth stocks have outperformed value…CONTINUE READING

Buying/Renting Home vs Investing In Stocks

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The conventional wisdom during the baby boom generation was that buying a house was a ticket to financial freedom. Because policy makers believed in this concept, since the late 90s there was an aggressive attempt to get people into homes they couldn’t afford. Obviously, over leveraging yourself with the purchase…CONTINUE READING