What is the value of the stock market is a valid question since I'm about to launch a new portfolio and the value of the stock market has a direct influence on how that portfolio will be comprised. To cut a long story short if the stock market is overvalued then I'll purchase more bonds than stocks. The same goes for when the stock market is cheap: I'll buy more stocks … [Read more...] about The Value Of The Stock Market And S&P 500 PE Ratio
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?
How To Start Value Investing In 30 Days is a free ebook that shows you how to use one of Benjamin Graham's strategies straight from the pages of The Intelligent Investor. It is the lowest-risk and simplest value investing strategy that I know of. Yet the strategy itself is not simple. It makes asks you to commit to a style of investing that has proven to work and stick … [Read more...] about How To Start Value Investing In 30 Days
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
The FTSE 100 (The Footsie) is a list of the 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. The FTSE 100 list is used as the basis of a share index (a mathematically constructed measurement of the UK stock markets' value) to gauge the financial health of the UK stock market as a whole. There are obvious flaws with this methodology such the UK stock markets' … [Read more...] about What Is The FTSE 100
So we've had Kingfisher's (LSE: KGF) prelims announced today which I've held since 5 July 2014 at 361p and I'd stay that they're mixed. We've already recently been advised of the collapse of Kingfisher's deal to purchase the French retailer Mr Bricolage just yesterday which was to be the main driver of growth for KGP going forward. Here are the numbers from today's … [Read more...] about Kingfisher Closes 60 UK Stores
What a ride! I've been stubbornly holding Kingfisher (LSE: KGF) since July 2014 buying in at 361p a share. Last Friday the share closed above this level for the first time since holding closing at 365p. It vindicates both the value method and my stubbornness especially in the face of a 21.5% decrease in price to 283p in November 2014: What's annoying … [Read more...] about Kingfisher Profitable For First Time
From the mailbag, Paul writes: "I have to ask David, what are your thoughts on Tesco? Lost 1/3rd of market cap in a short time and now a forward yield of 6%. It is still a market leader and surely makes enough cash to turn the decline around, though admittedly it is a but like turning an oil tanker. Whilst I don't live in the UK at present, I was visiting recently and I … [Read more...] about Is The Tesco Share Price Decline A Green Light To Load Up?
On June 9 2014 Premium Subscribers to The Value Investor Report were alerted to the undervalued Kazakhmys (LSE: KAZ), a London-listed copper miner that has fallen on hard times. That was at 282p a share when Kaz was trading at 50% of tangible book. The shares are now trading at 309p a share and they recently peaked at 354p on July 24. But that's not the whole … [Read more...] about FREE STOCK REPORT: Kazakhmys (LSE: KAZ)
I have plans to initiate a position in regard to stocks mentioned in this article. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from subscribers to Premium Membership). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. Adding this stock to The Value investor Report … [Read more...] about NYSE Miner Added To The Value Investor Report