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The Dwindling Number of Listed Companies

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Excluding the recent downward momentum of the stock market, one of the reasons (more…)

Tax Reform and its Impact on Valuations: It’s Complicated

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

There are many good points in the recent tax reform which point to a positive impact from the recent tax reform (and as “confirmed” by the recent stock market performance): (more…)

Penny Stocks: Beware

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

SEC just halted trading in a penny stock, Neuromama, for outrageous claims (i.e., fraud) after first questioning the Company’s viability two years ago.  Alleged market value at time of suspension…wait for it… (more…)

Private or Public?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Despite Facebook and others going public, other companies are deciding to go (more…)

Reason to Own: The Value is $X Because…why?

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

How much is enough to form a solid opinion on whether to buy or sell a stock in the public markets or to place a value on a private company?  Good question.  It might depend (more…)

Divestitures and Good Decisions

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

In the mid-2000s, ITT had approximately 60 independent business units from industries ranging from defense to water treatment.  Count ’em: 60. 

The question one has to ask is (more…)

There is more than a dollar in Dollar Tree’s stock price

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

If you had invested a dollar in Dollar Tree at the beginning of 2008, you would have turned that (more…)

Secondary Markets: Liquidity and Lack of Information

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Facebook’s value (or I should say price) has apparently surged (more…)

Quality Stocks: Same as Quality Private Companies

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I just read an article in CFA Magazine which was highlighting that investment managers may also want to look at quality in addition to market capitalization (large, mid, small) and investment style (value, growth, etc.) when forming portfolios.  This makes sense (more…)

Value of Information

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Valuing high-tech start-ups is very challenging.  Moreover, information on “unique” companies and their industries is (more…)