Checklist: Cheapish Cohort passes, just

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A positive AGM update on Tuesday fails to provide an explanation why Cohort is so undervalued. Its long and short-term prospects appear solid enough.
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Volatility Can Be Risk, At Rare Times

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There is a saying in the markets that volatility is not risk. In general this is true, and helps to explain why measures like beta and standard deviation of returns do not measure risk, and are not priced by the market. After all, risk is the probability of losing money, and the severity thereof....

CVS Health: Trading Below Fair Value And Strong Dividend Growth

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CVS Health Corporation is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...

Dividend Growth Stocks: Raytheon Company (RTN) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Raytheon Company, the world's sixth largest military contractor, specializes in making high-tech missiles, advanced radar systems and sensors, defense electronics, and missile-defense systems. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...

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Share Sleuth Digest: Choosing a strategy that suits

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It’s tempting to determine which investment strategy to use by how much value it’s expected to generate per unit of effort, but there’s probably a better way.
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What We're Reading ~ Analytical Links 9/17/14

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Edge, time arbitrage and the shame of short-term thinking [Lux Capital]

A fireside chat with Charlie Munger [WSJ]

Buffett on market valuation [Brooklyn Investor]

Bears at their lowest level since 1987, now what? [Yahoo]

8 lessons from the first year of a registered investment advisory firm...

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Redacted Version of the September 2014 FOMC Statement

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July 2014 September 2014 Comments Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that growth in economic activity rebounded in the second quarter. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July suggests that economic activity is...

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74 Quotes from The Intelligent Investor, Revised Edition

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Timeless quotes from Benjamin Grahams’ The Intelligent Investor.

Investment checklist: Sagentia is good value

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Although the immediate outlook for profit is cloudy, shares in research and development consultancy Sagentia are probably cheap.
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Yum! Brands And 5 Other Stocks Just Gave Their Shareholders A Raise - YUM! Brands, Inc.

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When evaluating a company as a potential income investment you look at its calculated fair value, ability to generate cash, debt position and the net present value of its dividend stream compared to alternative "safe" investments. The advantages dividend stocks have over "safe" investments are potential capital appreciation and dividend growth.

Making Systematic Risk Disappear, Not

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Yesterday I was at a conference for Registered Investment Advisors. There were about 11 of us in the room, and a variety of different parties pitched us on their services. Some of the pitches were harder, most were softer. Two of the presentations I felt were deceptive, though I don’t believe...

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How NFL Football Can Help You Avoid Investment Losses

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Have you ever seen those commercials where a regular person is walking down the sidewalk and then, out of nowhere, an NFL linebacker rushes him for a massive tackle? Those are pretty hilarious, I know… But it isn’t as hilarious when I tell you that your portfolio is about to suffer the...

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Corvex Management Increases Fidelity National Financial Stake

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Keith Meister's activist hedge fund Corvex Management has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding their position in Fidelity National Financial (FNF).  Per the filing, Corvex now owns 7.3% of the company with 20.24 million shares.

This is an increase of over 1.95 million shares since the...

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Starboard Value's Presentation on Transforming Darden Restaurants

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Jeff Smith's activist firm Starboard Value is out with a presentation on their position in Darden Restaurants (DRI).  They're pushing for change here and has put together a massive 293 slide deck illustrating the company's margin improvement opportunity, the need for a turnaround in its Olive...

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Lee Cooperman Discloses Aspen Group Position

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Lee Cooperman has disclosed a new position in Aspen Group (ASPU) via a 13G filed with the SEC.  He now owns 9.99% of the company with 11.24 million shares.  The filing was made due to activity on September 4th.

The fine print notes that this "does not include additional shares of common...

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