What is a Good P/E Ratio?

The Price to Earnings, or P/E ratio, is one of the most basic ways to try and figure out if a stock is generally cheap. The logic behind the P/E ratio is quite simple. The equation for the P/E ratio is simply Price / Earnings. A low P/E is generally considered better than a high […]

Negative PEG Ratio Implications: What Does It Mean? Why Does It Happen?

The implications for a negative PEG ratio might not be as bad as you think. It all depends on the reason behind the negative PEG ratio, which breaks into 2 possibilities. One spells trouble while the other might not. I’m writing this post as a response to an email I received from a reader. If […]

Publicly Traded Home Builders Report: Spring 2022 Results

Public financial data collected by investment newsletter provider Sather Research, LLC showed that 6 Publicly Traded Home Builders Grew Total Revenues Over 16% YOY in the January – March Quarter, According to Latest Earnings Releases. Of the publicly traded home builders who released earnings results in April, the following 6 companies grew revenues 16% YOY: […]

Trailing Twelve Months (TTM): Why It’s Used and How to Use It

When valuing a company, the number one imperative, use the most up-to-date numbers we can find. Numbers such as prices constantly update in the markets. But the accounting inputs we use come from accounting statements such as the income statement, and those don’t update on a constant basis. So what is the answer? The challenge […]

The Magic Formula to Beat the Market

Joel Greenblatt owns one of the best investing records on Wall Street, generating over 40 percent compounded returns during ten years. In 2005, Greenblatt published his seminal book, The Little Book that Beats the Market, in which he describes a method investors can use to beat the market, the Magic Formula. Greenblatt developed and tested […]

The Roles, Levels, and Salaries of C Level Management Explained

C-level management, or the C-suite, includes all the top managers of any company, such as Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway, and Tesla. The C-level management remains responsible for the company’s path and the choices that affect the company in its entirety. The C level has many different roles within the C level, with each role playing its […]

How to Invest in Commodities Long Term [Using 75+ Years of Data]

Commodities go in-and-out of favor, moving up-and-down in supercycles. So how you know which commodities are the best to invest in? Using 75+ years of data, we will look at the top 3 commodities of the 7 decades, and then give 4 simple, practical tips for and researching and buying commodity stocks for long term […]

Fintech 101: Intro to Financial Technology

Fintech, or financial technology, describes new tech that seeks to enable and improve financial services. Despite the uptick in fintech and how we use our money, many consumers and investors remain unclear about what “fintech” means. From the recent headlines proclaiming the latest disruption in business to the emerging crypto landscape, fintech occupies a large […]

How to Calculate the Loan to Deposit Ratio; Average LDR of the Big Banks

Deposits continue as the lifeblood of banks, and loans help generate income for the bank. The more deposits, the more loans, which leads to higher income. After the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) from 2007 to 2009, banks received much focus, and the meltdown caused bankruptcies and many banks to run out of money. Because of […]