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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cash flow ratios for investing
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
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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Do You Follow These Rules to Succeed in the Stock Market?

One of my favorite speeches that I end up reading every year is by Mark Sellers speech at Harvard Business school.

He points out that the probability of being a great investor is in the low single digits. Think 2%.

But he goes on to point out 7 traits which I’ve converted into rules as opposed to calling them traits.

Traits are supposed to be ingrained – like how an old dog can’t learn new tricks. It makes it sound like you can’t become better. You are who you are.

But here’s my version of converting the traits to rules so that it can be applied by anyone.

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2017 Free Value Strategies Results – What Worked and What Didn’t?

What You Will Learn

– 2017 Performance of our free value stock screens
– What is working and what isn’t
– Is value investing out of favor?
– What’s happening to the free screens going forward

Old School Value Nugget Fest (Jan 9th Edition)

Welcome to the inaugural OSV Nugget Fest.

The 2017 party continues.

It’s good and bad. At the moment, you could literally buy and rebalance growth stocks every month and do well. Keep riding the momentum train.

Best of Old School Value 2017

2017 marks the end of the 10th year since Old School Value was born. It’s a labor of love and it’s a blessing to be able to do what I love daily and hopefully for the next 10, 20, 50 years to come.

Now, if you are like me and can’t remember what happened this year, here’s a quick refresher.

discount rates
Practical Guide and Explanation to Discount Rates for Value Investors

What You’ll Learn
– The difference between an investors discount rate analysis and corp finance discount rates
– How to choose a discount rate
– How to apply discount rates as a stock investor
– Rules of Thumb for deciding on discount rates

Do Cheap Stocks Still Exist?

I haven’t been looking for cheap stocks lately, but this shows they are out there. A 70% return in a couple of months means there are always pockets of value you can take advantage of before the market catches on.

How about we use the same idea and see what else is out there?

Best of November Curated Investment Links

December is upon us. So here’s the best curated links and news for November. Plus, stocks that performed well, and stocks that outperformed.


Free resources to discover

Download 3 free stock calculator spreadsheets following the methods we use for our DCF, Grahams Formula and DuPont Analysis.

Understand the value of a stock as well as a deeper dive into how ROE is calculated.

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value stock screener pre-defined list

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.

CHECK THE PERFORMANCE

Action Score Stock Grader Performance

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

Based on the ideas of Graham, Buffett, Greenblatt and other strategies.

Updated weekly.

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value stock screener pre-defined list

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.

EXPLORE THE RESOURCES

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