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Value Investing | Market Insight of Investment Gurus The Evolution of The Corporation and Its Impact on Investing - S The invention of the corporation gave way to a new era of financial dealings, melding individuals together to increase their monies, especially with marketable securities. But first, what is a corporation? It is an intangible legal being designed to assure an organization unlimited life and limited liability. Corporations are of three main types: government or municipal; stock (private) corporations; and religious, charitable, membership or endowment. The corporation first appeared in Europe around the fourteenth century when Queen Elizabeth I was the moving light in the East India Company. Now these corporations and others like them have another feature giving them a great advantage over an individual proprietorship or partnership. Government and municipal corporations (whose main revenues are from taxes) do their security financing almost entirely by borrowing. Stock corporations may raise money both by borrowing and by selling stock. Be Sociable, Share!

How Long Does It Take to Develop an Investing Style? Someone who reads my articles asked me this question: Hey Geoff, How long did it take you to develop your own style? Tom I’m an odd case. I got started investing when I was 14. I first learned about value investing when my dad brought home an article about Ben Graham. There is a reason why I talk about things like comfort with a stock and Warren Buffett’s 20 punches. It’s not that I abstractly believe that investing like you get to make only 20 investment decisions for the rest of your life will work well. I was born in 1985. So, it’s not like I learned about stocks first and businesses second. When I was growing up, my mom was basically the second officer at a family-controlled company. I never thought about buying a stock purely because of its P/E ratio or tangible book value or PEG ratio or earnings growth or whatever because I hadn’t read any investing books and I hadn’t heard the only person I knew in business – my mom – ever use words like that. What did I know? · Activision (ATVI) · Like

ETF Database Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know Ab A few days ago, I had lunch with an individual who is considering hiring me to give a multi-hour seminar to a business convention on personal finance. This person knows me from the local community and is a reader of The Simple Dollar and he felt that I might be the right person to give such a presentation. During the lunch, out of the blue, he asked me to give a five minute nutshell version of what I would present to the group. I thought for a minute, pulled a pen out of my pocket, and asked him for five business cards. I saved the business cards, scanned them in, and thus, for your enjoyment, is my presentation (with some extensive helper notes so you can know what I was actually saying while drawing these cards). 1. In the end, this is the fundamental rule of personal finance: spend less than you earn. There are two avenues to achieving this goal: spending less and earning more. 2. So how does one earn more? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 3. 1. Food is a great example of this. 2. 3. 4. 4. 1. 2. 3.

How to Know a Stock Is Cheap Enough to Buy Someone who reads my articles asked me this question : {*style:<i> <b>Micropac ( MPAD ) </b> sells at 83% of NCAV, has similar (slightly better) z- and f-scores, a FCF margin of 6%, but has ROA of 28%. </i>*} <b>ADDvantage ( AEY ) </b> sells at 95% of NCAV, has similar (in the ballpark) scores and FCF and ROA of 23%. </i>*} There’s a great post over at Oddball Stocks called: “ A Stock is a Business ”. Here’s what Richard said in a post called “ Giving Up on Mastery of the Universe ”: So, if someone says simply, “At less than its book value, I’m comfortable buying DreamWorks. If you believe most decent businesses are worth at least 12 times earnings, you don’t have to drive yourself crazy trying to figure out whether Company A which is superior to Company B is a better buy at 11 times earnings than Company B is at 7 times earnings. Now, let’s look at net-nets. Yes. That leaves us with a pretty simple arbitrary rule. So… Yes. I’m not saying this because the cheapest net-nets are the worst.

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