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Nov 16, 2022
Efficacy of the Dividend Cushion Ratio
The Dividend Cushion ratio is one of the most powerful financial tools an income or dividend growth investor can use in conjunction with qualitative dividend analysis. The ratio is one-of-a-kind in that it is both free-cash-flow based and forward looking. Since its creation in 2012, the Dividend Cushion ratio has forewarned readers of approximately 50 dividend cuts. We estimate its efficacy at ~90%.
Nov 6, 2022
Shares of Lithium Producer Albemarle Are Soaring So Far In 2022
Image: Albemarle's shares have rocketed higher the past few years and are soaring during 2022. We think Albemarle remains a great fit for ESG-related investment considerations, and we’re sticking with shares in the ESG Newsletter portfolio following the company’s third-quarter results, released November 2. The lithium producer remains well-positioned, and its growth rates remain fabulous in an undersupplied market. Prices for lithium can be volatile at times, but Albemarle’s financial leverage remains manageable, and the firm expects to churn out free cash flow during 2022 as it continues to invest aggressively in its business and pay out dividends to shareholders. Albemarle’s fundamental and relative share-pricing strength have been a sight to see thus far in 2022. We still like shares of Albemarle based on the high end of our fair value estimate range.
Oct 30, 2022
Something New!
Hi everyone: To stay true to our mission, you'll find something new regarding our methodology. In the coming weeks, you'll see this table in our work going forward.
Oct 27, 2022
VBI Ratings Not as Impressive As We Would Have Liked in 2022
Image: How the VBI rating system has ranked equities so far this year. At Valuentum, we use the Valuentum Buying Index (VBI) to source ideas into diversified simulated newsletter portfolios, and the VBI may be most applicable to the simulated Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio, where we generally like to include ideas when they register a high VBI rating and remove them when they register a low VBI rating. We always use the VBI in a portfolio setting and never by itself. Let's talk more about the VBI rating system in this work.
Oct 20, 2022
Announcing Valuentum’s Customer Appreciation Day Winners!
Let's see who won an autographed copy of Value Trap and what they said about Valuentum's research! We applaud all of our members in their quest to preserve and generate long-term wealth. Keep going strong!
Oct 19, 2022
New Payment Option! Valuentum Research Update!
We're excited to say that we're adding additional payment flexibility at Valuentum. Many members have expressed interest in paying via other providers, and we have added Square to the mix. You can use credit or debit card or bank (ACH) to pay via invoice. With all of the goings-on in the financial technology and payments space, we wanted to continue to provide members options to pay their memberships how they want and through who they want. You can always reach out to us at info@valuentum.com.
Sep 2, 2022
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week of September 2
Let's take a look at firms raising/lowering their dividends this week.
Aug 19, 2022
Nelson: The 16 Most Important Steps To Understand The Stock Market
Image Source: Tim Green. We outline the '16 Most Important Steps to Understand the Stock Market.' We think it's important to take a read of these key stock market tenets when things are going great -- and perhaps even more important when things aren't going your way. This continues to be a working document.
Jul 2, 2022
Our Reports on Stocks in the Mining & Chemicals Industry
Image Source: Peter Craven. Our reports on stocks in the Mining & Chemicals industry can be found in this article. Reports include APD, DD, EMN, ECL, LYB, PPG, BHP, FCX, NEM, RIO, VALE, WPM, AA, MLM, VMC, NUE, CSL, ALB, GGG, SHW.
Jun 9, 2022
Albemarle Raises Guidance Twice in One Month!
Image Shown: An overview of Albemarle Corporation’s business profile. We include Albemarle as an idea in our ESG Newsletter portfolio. Image Source: Albemarle Corporation – May 2022 IR Presentation. When the specialty chemicals company Albemarle Corp published its first quarter 2022 earnings report May 4, the firm boosted its full-year guidance in a big way. That guidance boost was attributed to outperformance at its lithium operations and to a lesser extent, its bromine operations, which offset major inflationary headwinds facing its refining catalysts operations. In the wake of favorable contract negotiations covering sales of lithium derivatives and related products, Albemarle further boosted its full-year guidance in late May.


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