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Now You Can Evaluate A Company, Part 2

Okay, last week you saw where I start when trying to evaluate a company to invest in: P/E and growth. The mathies among you no doubt began to wonder: hey, is there a way you can connect those two together? There is. Mr. Lynch brought an obscure ratio to the front page: the PEG ratio (PE-Growth). […]

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How Do You Evaluate A Company? Step 1

You’ve heard it before: two people stand on a corner and an accident happens. Ask them a few hours later what happened, and you get two very different stories. The young teen tells the story of a hapless young driver getting blindsided by an arrogant driver in a Mercedes, who didn’t want to slow down a little […]

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Some More Moat-ology

Let’s say you’re a company and (this being fairy tale time) very profitable. You roast and sell nice, but overpriced, coffee. What’s the first thing that happens? Competition: someone out there thinks that if you can make money at something, they can just come in and take your lunch away from you. As the acerbic Kevin O’Leary of […]

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More Moat-ology

Last week you learned about the #1 thing top investors look at when they size up a company for investing. If you ever watch the ABC/CNBC series Shark Tank, you will notice it’s the number one thing the sharks look at to decide if they’re going to invest their own money in a business venture. They […]

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What’s A Moat? And Why Do You Care?

If you want to invest in a way you’re comfortable with, and which makes you some good money, you’re going to have to know how to judge good companies from bad companies. There are over 10,000 publicly traded companies to choose from, and not all of them are good. In fact, my guess is you […]

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