In a post called As Warren Buffett Dumps Retailers And Loads Up On Airlines I took a fleeting look at the improving economics leading to much improved ROIC of listed airlines as a possible reason why Buffett would have bought stock in an industry that he has traditionally shunned throughout his investing career. It has been well documented that low oil prices have … [Read more...] about Has New Tech Been Responsible For The Improved Profitability Of Airlines?
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?
I think the gold markets have bottomed. I think they bottomed last summer So says Rick Rule, the best-known natural resource investor in the world last month. There is some room on the individual balance sheets after four years of deleveraging, which means that we are seeing a bit of pick up in consumer spending. But what we aren't seeing is a pick up in individual income, … [Read more...] about I Think The Gold Markets Have Bottomed. I Think They Bottomed Last Summer.
Investors need a quick way to find out the value of a stock before continuing with greater in depth research. Here's a screenshot from one of my favourite websites with which I quickly try to get the sense of a stock's value: Data from morningstar.co.uk Morningstar.co.uk is a great free resource when it comes to finding and valuing stocks. The positive things that … [Read more...] about How To Use Ratios To Value A Stock
Today you'll get a list of the cheapest stocks in the FTSE 100 according to their earnings. I use a free online screener for this. The screen itself is based on the defensive large cap strategy found in the free value investing ebook which returned 16.53% against 12.64% against the FTSE 100 during 2013 by purchasing a basket of stocks on 31 December 2012 and dumping them … [Read more...] about The Cheapest Stocks In The FTSE 100
Are You Wondering what the stock market is or how it works? Have you ever seen images of people screaming into three phones in front of a screen filled with numbers and wondered what they were doing? The good news is that you can increase your financial awareness about what the stock market is. Here are 9 fundamental questions about the stock market #1: What is the … [Read more...] about 9 Common Questions About The Stock Market Answered
Following on from part 1 today's post puts 3 Benjamin Graham screeners to the test on US stock markets. The criteria used for the UK listed companies in the previous post are virtually the same for the US with one or two minor changes. As with the UK portfolios, the US portfolios were initiated on the last trading day of 2012: 31 December. The Asset Value Model … [Read more...] about 3 Benjamin Graham Screeners Put To The Test – Part 2
This first post of 2013 is part one of two that takes a look at 3 Benjamin Graham stock market screeners by selecting companies from the London Stock Exchange that meet Benjamin Graham's requirements for the following strategies found in The Intelligent Investor: Low price in relation to book value (strictly speaking not found in The Intelligent Investor - more on this … [Read more...] about 3 Benjamin Graham Screeners Put To The Test – Part 1
This post is a follow-up to Here's A Quick Guide To One Of Ben Graham's Investing Strategies. If you need a quick way to learn about stock market investing, then read that post. In my opinion, its the simplest of Ben Graham's investing strategies that a beginner can implement. I'm a fan of screeners. Some hard-core value investors I know will not use them and … [Read more...] about Stock Market Investing Like Ben Graham Using ADVFN
In the previous post, we combined the investing attributes of Ben Graham and Walter Schloss to use them in ADVFN. The advantage of this is that we can reduce the amount of time required to research undervalued companies. Today, I will guide you through the process of setting up ADVFN to screen for companies meeting the Graham/Schloss criteria. Using ADVFN To Find … [Read more...] about How To Use ADVFN To Invest Like Ben Graham And Walter Schloss – Part 2