Fisher asks 15 Scuttlebutt Questions to Corning

March 12, 2012 | Read Now

In Philip Fisher’s book Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits , he goes through 15 points to look for in a stock in order to understand it as much as possible.
Most, if not all, the questions are qualitative which requires in depth digging. The internet has changed the way information is gathered and scoured, but Fisher would do things like stand outside the building of his investment company and ask employees questions or look at the furniture to see whether management is lavishly spending money.

What Works on Wall Street Strategy and Review

March 6, 2012 | Read Now

O’Shaughnessy explains the power of passive investing. In fact, O’Shaughnessy goes over several methods of passive investing which lower risk while increasing return, thus highlighting the fact that greater returns don’t always come with higher risk.

IPGP: Best in Class with Huge Growth Potential

February 27, 2012 | Read Now

Here is a company that I have placed on my watchlist. Not sure when it will come down to a point where I can pull the trigger from the way it has been on fire.
Straight to business. IPG Photonics is a maker of fiber lasers which are used in a wide variety of industries for welding, cutting, drilling and etching.
See the video demonstrations of IPG Photonics lasers and their competitor Trumpf.

The Road Less Taken

February 17, 2012 | Read Now

It is always easier to read and write about companies that I would buy.
Passing on a company is easy and is recommended by most people. You are told to skip it and move on to a better opportunity.
But I’m learning that it isn’t always the case.

The Best Piostroski Screen Combination

February 14, 2012 | Read Now

I have gone through in detail the Piotroski criteria and backtested the results to see whether it really did achieve what the academic papers claim. My conclusion? It has resulted in outstanding performance.
While all my other value strategies did poorly in 2011, the Piotroski 2011 performance was very respectable at -1.3%.

The Secret GRVY Recipe to Produce 50% YTD

February 7, 2012 | Read Now

I am still very bullish on the company and the original thesis is still intact. GRVY is set to release the sequel to their blockbuster game after 7 long years of delays, redevelopment and more delays. GRVY has shot up 50% with increasing volume and it is a good time to review the probabilities of downside vs upside.

Could You Have Predicted Diamond Foods Accounting Fraud?

January 30, 2012 | Read Now

Diamond Foods (DMND) is being investigated by the SEC and DoJ for potential accounting fraud. I will go through a few methods to detect earnings quality, manipulation and aggressive accounting to see how well it comes up against DMND. So as we go through this, the question is, could you have identified DMND’s accounting shenanigans in advance by using such methods?

3 Quick and Straight to the Point Stock Analysis

January 12, 2012 | Read Now

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Full 2011 Value Stock Screen Performance

January 9, 2012 | Read Now

It has been a brutal year for many investing strategies. Of the 13 value stock screens that I track, only two were positive for the year and one was breakeven. The remaining 10 value stock screeners underperformed by big margins. I wanted to see whether it was just my strategies that did poorly but it seems like AAII didn’t have a good year as well.

Durable Competitive Advantage: One Characteristic Buffett’s Holdings All Have in Common

January 5, 2012 | Read Now

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holdings (both subsidiaries and stocks) are all very different types of businesses. Consider these different industries which Berkshire has holdings in:
Insurance, Manufactured Homes, Jewelry, Fast Food, Aviation, Chemical, Underwear, Journalism, TV Networks, Furniture, Banking, Kitchenware, Railroad.
This list, of course, is only touching the surface.

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