Author Archives: Nathan

Blind Stock Valuation

One of the bloggers I follow on a regular basis over at Gurufocus has put up a blind stock valuation challenge here.   In any case, I took a stab at valuing the company which I have copied out below.  You’ll … Continue reading

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Stock Picking Contest – 2012 Q1 Update

I haven’t posted anything for awhile, but I’m starting to get some free time again and have a bunch of half written articles, so if you’re lucky, I’ll get some of them finished up and posted soon.  Anyway, an easy … Continue reading

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Mistakes

So I’ve been at this value investing thing for awhile now, and along the way I can definitely say that I’ve made my share of mistakes.  Or growing pains as I like to think of them.  Anyway, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Stocks for 2012

One of the blogs I read on a semi-regular basis participates in a stock-picking contest each year. In the contest, bloggers from a number of different finance sites pick four stocks that they ‘own’ for a year. Any stock or … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

So now that another calendar year has almost passed, it’s time to reflect on the year that has gone by. And by reflecting, I mean crunching some good hard numbers to figure out what happened in your financial life this … Continue reading

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Tenets of Value Investing – Mr. Market

For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Market, he is an analogy that Ben Graham introduced to explain volatility in the markets.  Every day, Mr. Market provides a price for every stock in the market that he is willing to … Continue reading

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My aren’t we picky…

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently is how to rank a lot of seemingly cheap companies against one another.  Due to the recent market turbulence, there have been a lot of companies trading at very low levels in … Continue reading

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