Posts filed under “Valuation”

Oil Bubble?

My friend Paul points to this report by Factset, titled:  An oil bubble to rival the internet boom.

The difficulty with the bubble moniker is determining exactly how much of the price is being driven by purely speculative factors. With Crude, a variety of forces are driving prices: A combination of both fundamentals (increasing demand, constrained supply, pipeline problems), technicals (Trend, money flow, etc.), along with the geopolitics of two Middle East wars — as well as some speculation.

Additionally, we have seen the general perception of commodities shift, where they are now seen as a more legitimate asset class for portfolio managers, along with Equities, Fixed Income, REITs, cash, etc. than it has been previously.

Even If I disagree with the bubble thesis, I love any report festooned with lovely charts, and this one is no different:

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Source:
An oil bubble to rival the internet boom (PDF) 
FactSet, 3 May 2008
http://www.factset.com/websitefiles/PDFs/outlook/english/03-05-2008english.pdf

Category: Commodities, Earnings, Energy, Psychology, Technical Analysis, Valuation

What Is Yahoo Actually Worth ?

Category: Corporate Management, M&A, Valuation

Bear Markets Seduce Investors

Category: Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis, Valuation

Professional Money Managers Are Bullish

Category: Economy, Markets, Psychology, Valuation

Schwab: We Don’t Need Your Stinkin’ Analysts

Category: Earnings, Markets, Psychology, Valuation

Fortune 1000

Category: Corporate Management, Valuation, Web/Tech

Earnings Report Card

Category: Earnings, Valuation

What’s Wrong With Billionaire Fund Managers?

An article on humongous hedge fund paydays in today’s NYTimes was quite interesting: “The richest hedge fund managers keep getting richer — fast. To make it into the top 25 of Alpha’s list, the industry standard for hedge fund pay, a manager needed to earn at least $360 million last year, more than 18 times…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Valuation

Apple Now Bigger Than Citi

Category: Psychology, Valuation

Surprise: Gee! No, G.E.

Category: Earnings, Economy, Financial Press, Valuation