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October 26, 2017

Investment Green Flags – Decreasing Shares Outstanding

Share Buyback Programs

A company purchasing back its shares tends to increase the stock price for a couple of reasons. First, it shows that the firm and its employees are confident in the direction the company is heading, and second, it cuts down on the shares available for investors to purchase purchasing the price up through basic supply and demand.…

September 28, 2017

Investment Red Flags – Close < 2

Sharing a lot of characteristics with the “Ultra Low Market Cap” red flag, looking for companies with a close of less than 2 gives you a number of companies whose market cap ranges from Micro to Small. These companies tend to have extremely poor fundamentals and also have a high probability of causing negative returns in your portfolio.…

September 21, 2017

Investment Red Flags – Micro-Cap Companies

Every time I get on the internet to try and find something new to learn about the markets I’m inundated with advertisements selling classes. These classes all seem to follow the same theme – they teach you how to become “rich” on penny and microcap stocks. Some people even get lucky and make some money doing it, but the vast majority is simply throwing money into a pit.…

September 7, 2017

Investment Red Flags – Bad Beneish Score

How negatively does a bad Beneish score affect your portfolio?

 

With all of the recent articles regarding red and green flags, I realized I should begin writing articles on the flags within the score. One such flag, the bad Beneish score, is a key component of the red flags score.

The line item, “Bad Beneish Score” within the red flags score is calculated by using the above editor.…

August 15, 2017

Learning about Green Flags and their score

Green Flags

Now that we’ve gone over red flags, it’s time to look at the other side of the equation and learn about green flags.

In our previous article, we discussed that red flags don’t necessarily mean that an investment is going to lose money. Green Flags are the polar opposite from a red flag, but it still doesn’t guarantee anything.…

July 20, 2017

What exactly is a Red Flag?

With the publishing of our Synopsis with red flags article, I thought it was time to discuss what exactly a red flag is and why they should be looked for when identifying and eliminating potential investments.

At its core, a red flag doesn’t mean that the investment is bad. It just means that you are more likely to lose money on the long position than you are to make a profit.…

July 4, 2017

How Effective are Red Flags in Investing

Just how telling are red flags?

The term “red flags” is synonymous with “bad things are going to happen,” and, for investors, they are a sign that you should likely stay away from that investment. However, all this talk of red flags being able to predict that a company is going to do poorly makes you wonder, does it work?…

April 25, 2017

Protected: Stock Analysis – Creating a Tear Sheet

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January 26, 2017

Which Stocks you Should Stay Away From

Figuring out Which Stocks to Stay Away From

With the recent integration with TradeKing finished, it’s time to actually use our free Equities Lab membership to actually analyze our holdings.

As you can see, here are my holdings as of writing this article. Now, a lot of these positions were taken on (randomly!) during our testing phase where we were more worried about the actual functionality of the software than how well our positions were going to perform.…

December 23, 2016

“Cut the Cord Movement” Affecting Cable Companies?

Is the Cut the Cord Movement affecting big Cable Companies?

The Cut the Cord movement has come about with the advent of the internet. As people are finding new means of entertainment, and new mediums to get the entertainment they received through cable, they have begun to cancel their expensive cable subscriptions.…