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Jun 16, 2019
Valuentum's June Best Ideas Newsletter
Image: Page 49, June edition of American Library Association Booklist."I hope that my book Value Trap: Theory of Universal Valuation marks a turning point in the financial research industry. To you and me, 1) looking forward, 2) understanding that stock values are based on future expectations, and 3) calculating intrinsic value is simply par for the course. If other investors are not doing this, it should be no surprise that they are failing miserably. 90% underperformance! I hope my book serves as a wake up call for readers to demand forward-looking analysis and research that calculates a best fair value estimate." -- Brian Nelson, CFA
Jun 5, 2019
Dollar General Continues to Lead
Image Source: Dollar General (IR 2016 Presentation). We like Dollar General’s growth trajectory (as it plans to continue expanding its small-box store footprint via new stores) and its impressive same-store sales performance, with 29 consecutive years of growth as of fiscal 2018.
May 30, 2019
The "Hierarchy" of Valuentum Idea Generation
Image: The Valuentum Buying Index rating scale.More recently, we have received more questions about companies that are lower on the hierarchy of idea generation than on companies that are higher on the hierarchy of idea generation. We want to make sure that you are focusing on the "right" areas of our service. Let's talk about this hierarchy of idea generation in this note.
May 13, 2019
When We Get It "Wrong" -- How To Think About Our Methodology In Action
Let's talk about the newsletter portfolios, some areas where we've made mistakes, and how some members use our services.
Apr 26, 2019
Facebook Was Textbook, Intel Still About Fairly Valued After Weakness
Image: Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio holding Facebook's stock has advanced 56% since it bottomed in December. This is yet another textbook execution of the Valuentum Buying Index, a strong breakout of the downtrend on a significantly undervalued stock. See also the example with Apple on page 241 in Value Trap: Theory of Universal Valuation.
Apr 22, 2019
PepsiCo Fights off Forex Headwinds as it Gets Ready to Take on Amazon
Image Source: PepsiCo Inc -- IR Presentation.As PepsiCo is trading at the upper end of our fair value estimate range and sports a good (but not stellar) dividend growth trajectory, we still prefer ideas in the simulated newsletter portfolios instead.
Apr 16, 2019
Latest Channel Checks at Malls…Scary
We know malls come and go, and location is everything, but our latest visit to a few malls in the Chicagoland area leave us scratching our heads in a big way. One was eerily empty.
Apr 16, 2019
Disney Pushes Deeper into the Streaming Market While Cooling Off on Future Star Wars Movie Releases
Entertainment giant Disney has been milking the Star Wars franchise for all its worth since acquiring Lucasfilms back in 2012. Now fans are starting to shun the franchise’s blockbuster movie releases and that has management considering how to properly leverage this top tier asset going forward.
Apr 12, 2019
Three Upstream Companies Contend with the Shale Treadmill
Image Source: Marathon Oil Corporation -- fourth-quarter 2018 IR presentation.Global oil prices are climbing back up again and that got us thinking about three of the biggest independent upstream players in America’s shale patch.
Apr 3, 2019
Facebook’s Huge New Opportunity in Instagram Checkout, Reiterating Fair Value Estimate ~$230
Image Source: Facebook's InstagramWe continue to like Facebook, and we’re huge fans of Instagram Checkout. Many may not know it yet, but Instagram Checkout may mark the beginning of retailers’ websites becoming obsolete. The sell-off last summer in Facebook was a big gift for those that stuck with our thesis.
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