Tips by Thomas Smith

Once you have determined an appropriate P/E ratio, you can multiply that ratio by a stock's past 12-month earnings to determine a rational current...
Earnings per share (EPS) is what drives the value of a stock. Even though cash flow and free cash flow are more instructive, the market pays attention...
Value Line and other publications provide a history of a company's past earnings. You can analyze these earnings to get a sense of how steady the...
Some companies have a history of producing relatively steady, predictable earnings growth. Other companies have a history of producing earnings in a...
Volatility whipsaws an investor's emotions. The more you can control volatility, the more likely you are to avoid making investment mistakes caused by...
A stock's P/E ratio will fluctuate constantly depending on current earnings expectations and interest rates. It is very difficult to project what the...
Imagine for a moment that you are a spectator at the race between the tortoise and the hare and that you have placed a wager on the tortoise. As the...
Volatility is not a friend of the average investor. A famous study released in 2003 by DALBAR, a leading financial services marketing research firm,...