1. Make sure the company behind your stock is large Stocks are like women. Different sizes, different temperaments. They are both whimsical and irrational in their behaviour. One minute they can be shooting to the moon, the next they can be crashing to the floor. The investor who invites such volatility can be guaranteed an emotional roller coaster ride without … [Read more...] about The Five Commandments of Value Stocks
It's so lovely to see the continuing carnage at Ford (NYSE: F) this week - I really am pleased. The appointment of a new CEO at the Detroit based automaker was brought about by a realisation by the board that outgoing CEO Mark Fields was not going to turn around Ford's fortunes. The markets seemed to have liked the appointment raising the share price by more than two … [Read more...] about The beauty of the carnage at The Ford Motor Company
This week as it seems is every week has been a busy one for President Trump. The mainstream media relish documenting every frustration Trump has had since becoming POTUS and is one of the main reasons why I stopped consuming mainstream sources of 'news' and instead rely on a hefty dose of scepticism whilst scanning news headlines. In reality investors have been frightened … [Read more...] about Walmart v Amazon, the US retail sector and being POTUS
The Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a large cap US stock that appears on my stock market investing watch list and has for some time. The 113 year old Detroit automaker's recent woes have been well documented and can be traced to their bail out by the US government in 2009 to the tune of $5.9 billion which was to be paid off by June 15 2022. Except it was not a … [Read more...] about The Ford Motor Company, Donald Trump And Large-Cap Stock Market Investing
I covered BT recently where we took a brief look at it's accounting scandal in one of it's Italian businesses and decided that it did not have a sufficient margin of safety to buy stock. At the same time BT (LSE: BT.A) reported a 51% decline in third quarter in net profits as a result of the Italian business write-down. Compounding the issue BT warned revenue for the … [Read more...] about Is There A Clear And Present Margin Of Safety In BT Stock?