Posts filed under “Valuation”

Department of Experimental Accounting


Source: New Yorker


Category: Crony Capitalists, Humor, Valuation

Comparing Apple vs. Amazon Valuations

Consider these headlines: Reuters: “Amazon shares set record after strong quarterly profit” Fortune: “Amazon profits take a dive“ Than ask yourself: “What is wrong with this pictures?”     click for larger graphic Source: Fortune

Category: Digital Media, Earnings, Valuation

Why Are Corporations Holding So Much Cash?

Why Are Corporations Holding So Much Cash? By Juan M. Sánchez and Emircan Yurdagul January 2013       U.S. corporations are holding record-high amounts of cash. Understanding this phenomenon, many argue, may help us tease out the reasons for the slow recovery from the Great Recession. A close look at the balance sheets of…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Valuation

5 Biggest Market Caps As % of S&P500

Why cheap Apple shares can’t gain any traction click for larger graphic Source: Barron’s     The chart above shows the 5 largest market cap firms as a percentage of the S&P500 index. Barron’s points out that when companies hit 5% of the S&P500, it often acts as a cap on further valuation growth. The…Read More

Category: Index/ETFs, Valuation

10 Most Hated Companies in America ?

Marketwatch has a list of the 10 most hated companies in America — but I get the sense its based on rather suspect bases (full list below): 10 Most Hated Companies J.C. Penney Dish Network T-Mobile USA Facebook Citigroup Research In Motion American Airlines Nokia Sears Holding Corp. Hewlett-Packard -Marketwatch J.C. Penney, really? Does anyone…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Valuation

Big Banks Are “Black Boxes,” Disclosure is “Woeful”

“The banks should give a full, fair, and accurate account of their financial positions and they are failing that test.” -Kevin Warsh, former Federal Reserve Board member “After serving on the [FASB] board, I no longer trust bank accounting.” -Don Young,  Financial Accounting Standards Board “Do I trust Bank Accounting? Absolutely not.” -Ed Trott, Financial Accounting…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Valuation

Buy-and-Forget Portfolio: 10 Stocks To Last The Decade

This time of year, newspapers and magazines are filled with predictions and stock recommendations and trading ideas. I have repeatedly explained why these are terrible ideas and you should ignore them. Sometimes, you just have to let the performance speak for itself. And for that, I present Fortune: 10 Stocks To Last The Decade A…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Investing, Really, really bad calls, Valuation

William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing

hat tip Market Folly

Published on Nov 27, 2012

William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour.

WILLIAM ACKMAN, Activist Investor and Hedge-Fund Manager

We all want to be financially stable and enjoy a well-funded retirement, and we don’t want to throw out our hard earned money on poor investments. But most of us don’t know the first thing about finance and investing. Acclaimed value investor William Ackman teaches you what it takes to finance and grow a successful business and how to make sound investments that will grant you to a cash-comfy retirement.

Category: Investing, Valuation, Video

Everything You Know About Investing is Wrong . . .

Source: Vanguard   Over the weekend, I set the Closer Look at Mythology graphic to post early this morning. By sheer coincidence, Meb Faber pointed us to the above chart from Vanguard looking at the correlation between traditional valuation metrics and subsequent investment returns. Given the serendipity of how similar the messages were in both,…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Really, really bad calls, Technical Analysis, Valuation

HP is “Epitome of a Value Trap”

Source: HP Is “the Epitome of a Value Trap” After “Embarrassing Debacle”: Ritholtz

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Category: Valuation, Video