balance sheet ratios
20 Balance Sheet Ratios for Fundamental Analysis

We go through 20 must know balance sheet ratios.

Each one of these ratios should be in your arsenal for any fundamental analysis and interpretation.

Understand how topics like solvency ratios, Cash Conversion Cycle, and Debt-Equity ratios play a role in determining the health of a business.

Free download also available as a companion to the article.

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best free stock portfolio tracking spreadsheet
Best Free Stock Portfolio Tracking Spreadsheet

A comprehensive google spreadsheet to track your portfolio. Copy it to your account. Automatically pulls in stock prices along with useful charts to analyze your portfolio.

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changes in working capital, owner earnings and free cash flow
Changes in Working Capital, Owner Earnings and FCF

A breakdown of changes in working capital. How Buffett defines it and how to use it for valuation. Includes a free spreadsheet download to complement the article.

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7 Cash Flow Ratios Every Investor Should Know

A list of ratios based on the cash flow statement that every value investor should know. Combine with the balance sheet ratios for power fundamental analysis.

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How to Value Stocks with Ben Graham Formula
How to Value Stocks with the Ben Graham Formula

Learn how to value stocks using a simple formula created by Ben Graham. A quick way to estimate the range of a stock for value investors using growth numbers. Download the companion Graham formula spreadsheet.

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Does the Magic Formula Work?

Joel Greenblatt created and wrote about the legendary Magic Formula. Here's our independent research to test verify whether the Magic Formula works in this day and age. The results will surprise you.

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How Warren Buffett interprets financial statements
How Warren Buffett Interprets Financial Statements

A guide to understand and interpret the financial statements. Discusses how Warren Buffett uses it to identify stocks and moats. Refer to the table at the end that summarizes the entire discussion.

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Prof Aswath Damodaran on Valuation

What You’ll Learn

– The most egregious mistakes made by investment professionals
– Basic principles of the professors valuation and why pricing is different than valuation
– About founder-centric companies and copanies with great management

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Mohnish Pabrai’s Advice for Value Investors

What You’ll Learn

– Mohnish Pabrai’s value investing philosophy in 2018
– The evolution of the Dhando checklist
– Philanthropy & Pabrai’s strange investment choice

Why Alibaba Is A No-Brainer

Summary

– I said that Alibaba is a no-brainer. Here’s further reasons why.
– Deeper explanation of Alibaba’s potential growth thanks to Amazon.
– The differences between BABA and JD.

Alibaba Is A No Brainer

Summary

– I am long Alibaba and plan to be for a long time as China and the world cannot function without Alibaba.
– Alibaba.com is an international and domestic monopoly.
– Alibaba has permeated through China’s way of living and is continuing to grow across different industries.

How Texas Instruments Is Worth $126

Summary
– A fundamental look at how Texas Instruments is a Quality & Growth investment at a fair price.
– Growth in their top segment of industrials and automotive is key to their long term business.
– Valuation using 4 different angles has the average fair value at around $126 with the lower end being $100 and upper end being $160.

New York & Co.: Why You Need To Buy Deep Value

What You’ll Learn

– It’s not okay to copy Buffet at his stage of investing
– Why Munger thinks that there is opportunity in small companies.
– Valuation, Deep Discounts & Catalyst.

These 3 Stocks Have Richly Rewarded Shareholders

What You’ll Learn

– Sales growth is a key driver of long term stock performance.
– How to screen stocks for sales growth and profit.
– LOW, NVDA, ADBE are 3 stocks that meet the sales and profit criteria with a look at how it’s been achieved.


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Download a PDF of an independent study performed to validate and evaluate the performance of our Action Score Stock Grading and Valuation tool. Statiscal data with easy to understand explanations on how to interpret the data. See how the stock grading system works and leverage the work to pick winning stocks.

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Action Score Stock Grader Validation and Test

See how you can leverage the Old School Value stock grading and valuation tool to achieve market beating returns to generate a bigger portfolio. We disclose the 2016 performance and disclose how to piggyback our proven scoring and ratings system.

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Action Score Stock Grader Performance

Enjoy our various list of value focused, free pre-defined stock screens.

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A recommended reading list for anyone interested in fundamental analysis and value investing.

Each book is categorized into difficult.

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9 value investing blogs that we highly recommend.

Excellent quality with a focus on education.

SEE THE BEST BLOGS

If you are running low on ideas of want to jumpstart your idea brain, check out these sites.

We have collected the best sites that offer quality stock ideas without any sales or being pushy.

SEE STOCK IDEA SITES

From books, to websites, to podcasts, newsletters and more, we list the 60 best investing resources related to value investing you would be crazy to miss.

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