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

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 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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4 Years and 500% Later. Revisiting Gravity Co (GRVY).

A look back at my initial investment in Gravity (GRVY), where it is today and what happened inbetween.

YTD GRVY is up 624%, but let’s get into the bigger details of whether it’s sustainable and legit.

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Why These 2 Stocks Can Be Unique Assets To Your Portfolio

Valuation is just for dummies? Is investing all about hot tech stocks? Let me show you why valuation still matters and why it’s important to people like me. Here are two stocks that are making money in this market with good fundamental cash growth.

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What Has Worked in Investing?

As the market continues to climb, it’s easy to look for new ways to invest and potentially get off course.

Despite how well you are doing, there’s always the temptation to look at what others are doing and kick yourself for the ones you’ve missed.

I mean, check out what Amazon and Microsoft has done.

Amazon is up 47% YTD and Bezos is the richest man in the world again.

Microsoft is up 44% this year.

Why People Are Wrong About Wal-Mart

“Wal-Mart will go to $100”.

“Wal-Mart is inexpensive and it is the inexpensive alternative to Amazon.”

I’ll share real reasons for why Wal-Mart (WMT) is inexpensive through a unique perspective experienced over the past 6 months.

Old School Curated Links and News (October 17th Edition)

So did anyone notice what the market did this week? I’m sure you did. Anyway, here are links that you can spend your time reading. Brain food for value investors.

Wesco Aircraft: Discarded Value in a Market of Increasing Risk and Uncertainty

Wesco Aircraft (WAIR) sparked my interest after ranking value attributes for a basket of over 3,000 companies. At first it was the large debt reduction since 2014. Then the aggressive and historical outsized insider buying over the past two months, mean reverting stock performance with a -44% 52-week price change near 52 week low.


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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.

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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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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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