Tips by Tom Murcko

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Investing in innovative companies can be dangerous. The business model isn't yet proven, and innovation is expensive and hard. And the company that's...
When Democrats are in control of the White House and Congress, there are three factors which cause stocks to be slightly less intrinsically valuable...
Tags: politics
Nearly all companies use unrealistically high pension plan return assumptions to inflate their reported earnings, so for any company that has a large...
There are thousands of self-proclaimed investing pundits. But it's much easier to talk a good game than it is to actually have a good game. Most of...
Tags: gurus
If you look at long-term data, actual net earnings tend to be, on average, about 10% less than reported operating earnings. The difference is...
Over the long term the U.S. dollar will probably continue to get weaker against other currencies, because the U.S. currently exports 12% of GDP, and...
Tags: forex, dollar, GDP
Good ideas often cluster together: same time, same sector, same asset class, etc. If you find a investment you like, take a look around at similar...
Since growth companies retain most of their earnings, slowly increasing earnings per share is to be expected, not something to be praised, since the...
When one company dominates a market, their growth rate is limited to the growth rate of the overall market, unless they can invade new markets....
Short term investors need to be right about what and when. Long term investors only need to be right about what.
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