Warren Buffett Stock Picks: Eaton (ETN)

November 17, 2008 | Read Now

Berkshire’s latest 13-F reveals a new position of 2.9 million shares in Eaton Corp (ETN). This is a small stake when compared to Berkshires other purchases. As George from Fat Pitch Financials mentions, the question remains as to whether this is a Buffett pick or from a subsidiary.

Eaton is a company I had a brief look at in late 2007 when it was trading in the 80’s, I thought I’d take a quick review to see the status of the company today.


Forbes 200 Best Small Companies Project

November 15, 2008 | Read Now

The October 27,2008 issue of Forbes lists the 200 best small companies of the US. These may be good companies, but I want to know whether they are good investments. So I’ve set up a new challenge.

My goal – go through each company and find the ones worthy of investment.


Profit from Special Situations – Risk Arbitrage

November 12, 2008 | Read Now

In part five of the series on special situations, I’ll briefly present the idea of risk (or merger) arbitrage.

This series is based on the book You can be a stock market genius! so for additional information, be sure to read it yourself.


Asset Play with ValueVision Media Inc (VVTV)

November 9, 2008 | Read Now

It’s 2am and you can’t sleep. You get up, go to the kitchen, grab a drink, turned on the T.V., flip through the channels and come across someone rotating their torso on the latest ab machine. You tell yourself to turn it off, but your brain is numb and hypnotized and you just keep watching those abs crunch..

24hr home shopping – that’s the name of the game for ValueVision Media Inc (VVTV), so grab yourself a cuppa because this analysis is going to take a while.


Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) Spinoff

October 28, 2008 | Read Now

In part four of the series on special situations, I’ll briefly present a recent spinoff. Dr Pepper Snapple.

This series is based on the book You can be a stock market genius! so for additional information, be sure to read it yourself.


Book Review: Good to Great

October 25, 2008 | Read Now

As a young guy interested in business and wanting to start my own, I found Good to Great interesting and the ideas, although not new, to be thought provoking. C.S. Lewis once wrote that the best teachers are the ones that are able to remind you rather than try and teach you new things.


Profit From Special Situations – Spinoffs

October 23, 2008 | Read Now

Spinoffs can take many forms but a simple definition can be defined as a corporation taking one of its subsidiary or business division and then separating it to create a new company. A spinoff usually occurs because the company wants the public to fully recognize the underlying assets of the division and to get a better valuation of the whole company. The newly created company is then valued by the market independently.


You Can Be A Stock Market Genius!

September 25, 2008 | Read Now

You can be a stock market genius! No this isn’t a review of one of those Dummy series books on getting rich. The book is in fact written by Joel Greenblatt, the author of everybody’s favourite, The Little Book That Beats The Market. With the markets in turmoil, I’m sure there are so many good opportunities out there and many investors are probably busy going through all the financial statements of potential buy candidates for their portfolio. But what about special situations?


Stock Offer for Tender – Profit with Special Situations

September 7, 2008 | Read Now

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Investing and Finance Spreadsheet Site

September 3, 2008 | Read Now

If you are in need of a fast loading automatic spreadsheet for your buy or watch list and you don’t want to load up your browser each time, you may want to check out this spreadsheet on Gummy Stuff.


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