Category Archives: Investing Process

ABC Funds’ Ten Commandments of Value Investing

Irwin Michael, CFA manages ABC funds in Canada. They have an excellent website with good material. Read their value investing style and more on their website ( Their ten commandments are as below. I heard him talk to the students … Continue reading

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Valero on the road to recovery

Via Bloomberg, “Valero Energy Corp., the largest U.S. oil refiner, beat analysts’ estimates and reported its second consecutive quarterly profit after rising prices for gasoline and other fuels outstripped the cost of crude. Net income for the quarter was $292 … Continue reading

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My real money portfolio on

For those who have not heard about, it is an investment management platform where anyone can share their real money portfolios and track their performance. Anyone who wants to build a public track record, should consider them strongly. The … Continue reading

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Announcing the stock watch lists page

I have added a new page to the blog today. You may notice it on the top bar as the last link (as of Sept 28,2010). At this moment, the page contains the various stock watch lists I have created … Continue reading

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Search strategy

To be successful in investing, one should have a good search strategy. Often I used to wonder where should I look for companies for doing further research and then investing in them. Here are some of the places I look … Continue reading

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Aeropostale (ARO) – Stock Analysis

Aeropostale, Inc (ARO): Buy Key Statistics Recent Price $ 21.89 Market Cap(million) $ 2,050.00 Enterprise Value (millions) $ 1,750.00 Shares outstanding (millions) 94.55 Average daily volume 3.7 million 52 week low $ 19.10 52 week high $ 32.24 Dividend Yield … Continue reading

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Generate dividends for your stocks – Option Strategies For The Value Investor Part II

In a previous article, I presented an option strategy – Selling Cash Covered Put Options. This could be used to generate extra income while you wait for the stock to come down to your desired purchase price. In this article, … Continue reading

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Look-through earnings and portfolio tracking using Google Docs

In my previous article titled “Using Google Docs to track your watchlist stocks“, I introduced how Google docs (spreadsheets) can be used to get current stock prices and various other parameters to manage a watch list of stocks.  In this article … Continue reading

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Altman Z score – Predictor of bankruptcy

Wikipedia says “The Z-score formula for predicting bankruptcy was published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, who was, at the time, an Assistant Professor of Finance at New York University. The formula may be used to predict the probability that … Continue reading

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Piotroski score – Find financially strong companies

University of Chicago Professor Piotroski created a nine criteria stock scoring system for evaluating a companies financial strength that could be determined from the financial statements. One point was awarded for each test that a stock passed. Piotroski classed any … Continue reading

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