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   September 13, 2016    0
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Good to Great One of our more recently featured screens, Good to Great, was designed in order to find reasonable companies that are fairly consistent in their earnings. With a maximum of only 5 results it cuts down the time required to analyze and choose investments. Now, we never trust history 100%, but if you had used this screen starting in 2000 you would have returned over 5000% compared to the S&P’s return of 103% in that same time frame.…
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How important is income growth when it comes to finding a company to invest in?In our screen we go through and look for companies that have a market cap above 500 million, a positive cash flow from continuing operating activities for the trailing 12 months for both three years ago and today, and the growth in the cash flow from continuing operating activities has grown over the past three years.…
   July 11, 2016    0   ,
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Value Investing By Time In this short article we are going to go over what exactly is calculated in the new Value Across Time Score. The first thing that you need to know is that each part of the score is based on the rank of a variable within the last year.…
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A few sell in may articles… Have you read any “sell in May and Go Away” articles? These articles suggest that returns from May to October are terrible. So bad, in fact, that you’d be better off just avoiding the whole mess altogether. I’ve included some of the better-written posts for your reading pleasure Forbes: Sell in May and Go away?…
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I was meandering around my favorite news sources and I found an article on MarketWatch that discussed Share Buy Back Programs, and how these programs are giving you more “bang for the buck.”  Share Buy Back Programs by MarketWatchBeing an investor that is always looking for investments based in value articles like this always peak my interest.…
   April 26, 2016    1   
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Standard deviation across all stocks — Chart that raw and you get a bunch of spikes.  Turns out if you inverse it (1/stddev) and plot the max of that over a time period, you get something interesting. Looks to me that if this weird blue line goes down, be careful until it goes up.…
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Airlines are some of the biggest consumers of oil around, and as I write this article I just imagine the Executives of companies like Delta or Southwest giddy that Bloomberg Investigators are now calling for $20/barrel oil. But has the lowered oil prices really had any affect on the net income of companies within the airline industry?…
   January 12, 2016    2   
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Price momentum is widely cited as a factor in stock selection, though I am not a natural born believer. Purchasing something because it has become more expensive does not put me at ease. A blog post at alphaarchitect.com was recently published that cited how price momentum with small changes offers favourable returns.…
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Overview A very simple stocker is presented that very effectively produces value-based stock returns. The screener, with realistic assumptions, produces 25% annualized returns with a standard deviation of 26% from 1995 to 2015, as backtested in Equities Lab. Background Value investing is a framework of investing that selects stocks that have low prices compared to their intrinsic value .…
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Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing industry, returning over 200% in the past five years. However, a lot of these gains come from smaller companies that “hit it big” when their treatment successfully makes it through trials. So the question then becomes: When buying bio, do you focus on the small fish, or the whales?…
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PLEASE NOTE: This article was written based on obsolete data and is currently under review–2019-01-10 Since the release of his book “Predicting the Markets of Tomorrow: A Contrarian Investment Strategy for the Next Twenty Years” O’Shaughnessy has become one of the most trusted names in stock screening. His most powerful, and undoubtedly best performing screener, is known as Tiny Titans.…