There are is one main reason why I did not make an investment into Senior Plc (LSE: SNR) yesterday after it's mixed trading statement: on an earnings basis the Senior Plc (LSE: SNR) stock is beyond the realms of sensible value with a PE Ratio of over 20 If I were a long-term shareholder I would not be panicking right now and just leave my position open whilst counting the … [Read more...] about Senior Plc (LSE: SNR): Awesome Operating Business Suffering Revenue Declines
I'm pleased to announce yet another market beating month for the Shares and Stock Markets Portfolio coming in at 2.19% for February 2016. Index returns were as follows: FTSE 100: 0.22% S&P 500: -0.42% Dow Jones: 0.30% I publish these reports to show how well I'm managing investments and show what I actually invest in whether they are government bonds, … [Read more...] about 2.19% Monthly Gain: Portfolio Value Report February 2016
So as to be expected my search in the bond markets for worthwhile investments has literally turned up nothing. Yields of 5% with 2.5% fees do not make me want to run out and start investing in bond market funds. It's things like these ridiculous fees that make me wish that people like Terry Smith of Fundsmith would open a bond market fund along the same lines as his … [Read more...] about 2 Examples Of Low-Risk Alternative Investments In A Low Yield Environment
So I've invested exactly ZERO of the cash I have for The Model Portfolio into stocks as frankly between the last post and now stocks are still highly valued as sadly there has not been a market crash, you know, the one that everyone's been expecting for oh I don't know, years now. If you recall I've partitioned the portfolio as follows: 60% bonds 40% stocks As for … [Read more...] about The Bond Markets And The Search For Yield
Sardines does not even come close. I'm not sure about the manufacturing process of fishing for and tinning sardines but one thing's for sure: sardines have more room to maneuver in a standard tin than passengers on the Northern Line from Embankment. But my face being unceremoniously shoved into a strangers arm pit was the least of my worries on my commute home to the … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Gold Will Make A Come Back – Notes From Gold, Bears And Traders Show
So this week we learnt Vladimir Putin put an end to the Wolfowitz Doctrine as expertly pointed out by Zero Hedge by firing missiles from the Caspian Sea, through Iran and Iraq to hit ISIS targets 1,500km away in Syria. Putin really is taking Obama to the cleaners. he did it in Ukraine and my prediction is he'll do it in Syria. We also learnt that he NYSE (the largest in … [Read more...] about Here’s A Big Fat Warning About The Stock Market
A reader has recently asked two very interesting questions after reading the post on Volkswagen's potentially criminal behavior and subsequent 40% share price decline: Do you think it has currently dropped enough, or is this just the start, to create an excellent Margin of Safety? Are there any other largely unpopular companies following along the Graham model that you … [Read more...] about Are There Any More Relatively Unpopular Large Companies Like Volkswagen?
The lovely kind of mayhem that is currently engulfing VW together with it's 40% share price decline over the last two days makes it a relatively unpopular large company. It's funny. The other day I had an interesting tweet in response to Monday's article titled How To Invest In Stocks Like Benjamin Graham. Basically - sadly as is normal with the Twittersphere - the … [Read more...] about 40% Drop In Share Price Makes Volkswagen A Relatively Unpopular Large Company
Nada. Zilch. Zero. You do not need to have any money before you start investing in stocks. Starting to invest in stocks without practicing the art of investing beforehand is simply gambling. Investing and gambling are diametrically opposed. The smart thing to do is familiarize yourself with a value-orientated long term investing approach, read the financial … [Read more...] about How Much Money Do I Need Before Investing In Stocks?
What general rules would you offer the individual investor for his investment policy over the years? Let me suggest three such rules: (1) The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator. This means, in sum, that he should be able to justify every purchase he makes and each price he pays by impersonal, objective reasoning that satisfies … [Read more...] about Your Free Investment Advice From Benjamin Graham
Warning: some of the material below you may find offensive Well my first so called Twitter beef has finally arrived with a delightful opening gambit which I'll share below but I'm loathed to write a post like this because it diverts attention away from reading financial statements: @djthomas You're such an ill-informed wanker, i'm not even in KIBO but would like to point … [Read more...] about I’ve Been Issued A Declaration Of War… On Twitter