Tips by Tom Murcko

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Most people would be better off buying passively managed index funds than dabbling in stock picking. If you buy the index funds you'll keep up with...
Wall Street is very impatient. It's typically willing to wait one or two quarters for an expected improvement to happen, but rarely longer. Even when...
When the market is very volatile and/or has fallen a lot, that's the best time to trust the investing pros, because that's when they're most able to...
Tags: volatility, gurus
Bankruptcies and restructurings sometimes offer substantial investment opportunities. It's usually a mistake to buy common stock of a company that's...
Although spinoffs on average outperform the broad market for the first three years after the spinoff occurs, there is often an initial dip right after...
Be wary of "related party transactions," which must be disclosed in the company's quarterly and annual reports. Although many are legitimate, they are...
Some investors consider high research and development (R&D) costs as a positive sign, an indication that the company is investing in its future....
Tags: R&D
Value investors tend to buy stock in companies whose value the rest of the market doesn't yet appreciate. Obviously there's no guarantee that the rest...
Short selling is riskier than going long by buying stock. When you buy stock, the most you can lose is what you invested. With short selling, the...
When investigating a stock, one useful exercise is to compare what the management forecast in the past with what actually happened. Some underpromise...
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