Monthly from the Shares and Stock Markets Portfolio beat the FTSE 100 but not the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones Industrial Average: SASM Portfolio: 1.46% FTSE 100: 1.26% S&P 500: 6.63% Dow Jones: 7.07% Considering the losses suffered by the S&P and The Dow in the previous months and the (unfounded) bullishness emanating from mainstream media a rebound was … [Read more...] about 1.46% Monthly Gain: March Portfolio Value Report 2016
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I read a lot of stock market resources and my two favourite subjects are global finance and politics. I do not know what happened to me in my youth to make me interested in topics viewed as dull and uninteresting by a lot of people. I just cannot get excited about who the next X factor winner is or who on Easterners is sleeping with who. News flow matters and what you … [Read more...] about 3 Stock Market Resources I Read Most Often
I read a brilliant article the other day which neatly sums up the mood among value investors in regards to the mining sector, here's a few snippets: Miners, after gold's 28% price drop in 2013, went through a strict round of cost cutting in order to increase profitability and The past couple of years have seen considerable pressure on most gold equities, thanks in large part … [Read more...] about Here Is An Incredibly Undervalued Consolidating Sector
Okay so I've been going through screens like 52 week low lists, percentage losers, volume leaders and dare I say it technically undervalued lists. One thing that surprises me are the pockets of value still available to diligent investors who are prepared to get their hands dirty. CA Inc (NASDAQ: CA) is a case in point. This is a company that has reported eight … [Read more...] about CA Inc (NASDAQ: CA) Too Early For A Position?
Here's an interesting price chart for Coach Inc (NYSE: COH): Let's run some numbers: Market cap: $9.5 billion Current PE Ratio 10 PE ratio as a % of industry group (consumer non-durables): 64% Dividend yield 3.4% Gross profit margin 72% Pre tax profit margin 30% Return on assets: 31% Return on equity 47% Current ratio 2.9 A nice set of numbers yet the share … [Read more...] about Is Coach (NYSE: COH) A Value Trap?