5 Quick Quality Reads for Your Long Weekend


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I hope you are enjoying this long weekend. Weather is great in Seattle and I took the opportunity to take a nice drive down to Portland Oregon to take in some new sights and to refresh my mind to focus on the coming week.

Many of these links were found through The Kirk Report. Many thanks.

Ridiculously Transparent

I had a real struggle preparing to be a public company CEO. And it had little to do with having scalable internal systems or making the quarterly numbers… I just couldn’t keep secrets from my employees.

15 Points to Look for in a Common Stock

15 points that you should be looking at when analyzing a stock based on Philip Fisher’s Common Stock and Uncommon Profits.

The Importance of Book Value (PDF)

  • The price-to-book-value ratio is the most effective measure of valuation.
  • A profitable, well-managed company should not trade for a price equivalent to or less than its theoretical liquidation value.
  • Valuation is an inexact science and there is no magic number at which a stock suddenly becomes attractive

Our Ultimate Stock Pickers’ Top 10 Buys and Sells

We also found it interesting (once all of the data was collected) that five of the 10 top purchases made during the most recent period had one or more manager actually putting new money to work in the names. As for the selling activity during the quarter, we saw a bit more broad-based selling as opposed to wholesale moves out of names due to poor fundamentals or other reasons.

How to Deflate a Gold Bubble that Might Not Even Exist

Gold is caught in a frenzy.

The price of gold reached a record high of $1,917.90 an ounce last week, not adjusted for inflation, and then promptly plummeted by about $120 an ounce. The volatile trading is again spurring claims that gold is in a bubble, one that will pop badly.

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It is a stock grader, value screener, and valuation tools for the busy investor designed to help you pick stocks 4x faster.

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