2018 Strategy Performance and Review

February 4, 2019 | Read Now

Unlike how 2018 ended, 2019 is off to a great start.

YTD, the S&P500 is up 6.3% as I write this. Compare that to December of 2018 when the market dropped 10% and ended the year close to -7%.

So how did the value strategies posted on Old School Value do?


Calculate the Change in Working Capital and Free Cash Flow

February 1, 2019 | Read Now

Today is the day the dust on the topic of changes in working capital finally settles.

Read this page slowly, and download the worksheet to take with you because the whole topic of changes in working capital is very confusing. Spreadsheet includes examples, calculations and the full article.

It’s taken a lot of thought over many years to fully understand this idea of what the “change” in changes in working capital actually means and how it should be applied to valuation and financial analysis.


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Old School Value Nugget Fest (Jan 16th Edition)

January 30, 2019 | Read Now

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Carnival Stock Dividends Outlook for 2019

January 28, 2019 | Read Now

Carnival Corporation (CCL) is a cruise operator whose stock is trading at 11x forward earnings in 2019. Is it worth it? Why or why not? Read on and find out.


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Old School Value Nugget Fest (Jan 23rd Edition)

January 23, 2019 | Read Now

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Old School Value Nugget Fest (Jan 16th Edition)

January 16, 2019 | Read Now

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Margin of Safety Saves the Day in a DCF Valuation of Harley-Davidson

January 14, 2019 | Read Now

I recently stumbled across an old discounted cash flow (DCF) model from mid-2006 that I built for Harley-Davidson (HOG, formerly HDI) […]


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Old School Value Nugget Fest (Jan 10th Edition)

January 10, 2019 | Read Now

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Piotroski F-Score Screening and Calculation to Beat the S&P500

December 19, 2018 | Read Now

The Piotroski F-Score has been the only positive screener that has consistently done well over time despite 2018 market conditions. […]


Not So High On Skyworks (SWKS)

December 14, 2018 | Read Now

There’s an elephant in the room, so I’m just going to talk about it. The market has been pretty wild […]


Free resources to discover

Download 3 free stock calculator spreadsheets following the methods we use for our DCF, Grahams Formula and DuPont Analysis.

Understand the value of a stock as well as a deeper dive into how ROE is calculated.

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Download a PDF of an independent study performed to validate and evaluate the performance of our Action Score Stock Grading and Valuation tool. Statiscal data with easy to understand explanations on how to interpret the data. See how the stock grading system works and leverage the work to pick winning stocks.

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Action Score Stock Grader Validation and Test

See how you can leverage the Old School Value stock grading and valuation tool to achieve market beating returns to generate a bigger portfolio. We disclose the 2016 performance and disclose how to piggyback our proven scoring and ratings system.

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Action Score Stock Grader Performance

Enjoy our various list of value focused, free pre-defined stock screens.

Based on the ideas of Graham, Buffett, Greenblatt and other strategies.

Updated weekly.

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A recommended reading list for anyone interested in fundamental analysis and value investing.

Each book is categorized into difficult.

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9 value investing blogs that we highly recommend.

Excellent quality with a focus on education.

SEE THE BEST BLOGS

If you are running low on ideas of want to jumpstart your idea brain, check out these sites.

We have collected the best sites that offer quality stock ideas without any sales or being pushy.

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From books, to websites, to podcasts, newsletters and more, we list the 60 best investing resources related to value investing you would be crazy to miss.

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