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7 Confident and Secure Companies Boosting Dividends

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Are you confident and secure in your investing process? It appears many people are not, including friends, family and acquaintances who jump in and out of the market. I believe that most investors will lose money in the stock market over their lifetime.

Dividends *Can* Lie

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  • Yes, the check will clear, and you get money, but that does not mean that the next dividend will get paid.
  • The Fed may as well admit that they don’t know what they are doing.
  • But prior to a surprise dividend cut, the company will borrow more, probably hoping that business will rebound, and that the increased dividend will be sustainable.

Small Steps to Change Your Life, Simplicity, and Living with Acceptance

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  • Anyways, here is some stuff I am reading and thinking about this weekend… Book I’m Reading – One Small Step Can Change Your Life “Go big or go home,” is a glorified adage.
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    The surge in social media platforms where we can speak our minds has led to relentless brazen and unapologetic views, regardless of how extreme or inaccurate they are.
  • This behavior has crept into our personal lives as well, writes my friend Vishal Kataria .

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  • Prof. Damodaran on valuing vs. pricing IPO stocks Will “Value Investing” ever make a come back ?
  • Interesting statistics on outperfomance of active stock managers (hint: High conviction helps…) Good Q&A session with Bill Nygren (Oakmark) Ben Evans thinks that Machine Learning (ML) is the new SQL Valuesque with 2 good posts: 1) Adjusting for Hyperinflation (Unilever) and 2) Securitization transactions (Schaltbau) John Kingham on (long term) lease obligations & IFRS 16

On Stock Market Games for Children

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  • Even at the time, I knew the market did not behave the way it did in Jate, or any other stock market game that I played.
  • All of the common board games that I have run into on the stock market are unrealistic.
  • Nonetheless, I think that board games, and other games that involve money are useful for children.

IPO Lessons for Public Market Investors

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  • So what if the IPO market is a pricing game?
  • With Lyft, for instance, the estimated pricing of $14.5 billion from the most recent round was extrapolated from an investment of $600 million for the company for a 4.1% share of the company.
  • Here are my estimates of value for the companies on my list at the time of the IPO, with updates on both value and price as trading has continued:

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Issue Longer Treasury Debt

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  • The case for issuing longer debt was easy when 30-year bonds yielded less than 20-year bonds.
  • In a low interest rate environment, 30-year bonds yield more than 20–year bonds.
  • My advice to the US Treasury is this: issue longer debt as an experiment.

TAM Stock Screener – Stocks Appearing in Greenblatt, Watsa, Gabelli Portfolios

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  • Part of the weekly research here at The Acquirer’s Multiple features some of the top picks from our Stock Screeners and some top investors who are holding these same picks in their portfolios.
  • Jim Simons – 578,400 total shares
  • Prem Watsa – 81,000 total shares

This Week’s Best Investing Articles, Research, Podcasts 10/11/2019

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  • Here’s a list of this week’s best investing reads:
  • This week’s best investing research reads:
  • This week’s best investing podcasts:

Charles Schwab’s Long-Term Outlook Likely Remains Bright Despite Acceleration of Commission Free Trading

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  • Peers have had to quickly match the zero price point and will now have to reevaluate their business models after losing a huge portion of their revenue.
  • In fact, today SCHW shares fetch just 13.8x 2019 forecasted earnings and 2.3x book value (despite ROEs now around 16% thanks to lower tax rates).
  • Schwab’s profitability ratios suggest to me it should trade at a premium, with returns on equity of 16% in 2018 and earnings set to grow 6% this year.

Diversifying with Energy and Is It a Death Spiral or Sale in Tobacco?

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  • Emerging markets have shown to be a disappointing diversifier for many years.
  • Is there a better way to get uncorrelated, or less correlated, returns for US investors?
  • Looking closer at the energy complex, we suspect valuations be suitably cheap, so cheap in fact, to suggest the best risk reward trade is in domestic producers of energy, particularly those with proven reserves, strong cash flow, and high dividends.

Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference: One Week Away

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  • The Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference is just one week away.
  • Sohn San Francisco 2019 Event Details
  • When: October 16th, 11:30am to 6pm Where: Hyatt Regency San FranciscoSchedule: Networking & buffet lunch, 'Next Wave' speakers, main event speakers, finished with a cocktail reception

Howard Marks: Q2 2019 Top 10 Holdings

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  • These documents allow investors to track their favorite superinvestors, their fund’s current holdings, plus their new buys and sold out positions.
  • As a new weekly feature, we’re now providing the top 10 holdings from some of our favorite superinvestors based on their latest 13F-HR documents.

Morgan Housel: Three Big Things – The Most Important Forces Shaping the World

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  • Here’s a great new paper by Morgan Housel at The Collaborative Fund titled – Three Big Things– The Most Important Forces Shaping the World , which discusses the three ‘Big Things’ that will have a profound impact on coming decades because they’re both transformational and ubiquitous.
  • The three big ones that stick out are demographics, inequality, and access to information.
  • The Three Big Things Are:

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