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Mar 14, 2023
Brain Teaser - Reflexive versus Reflective
Image: Amy Leonard. Valuation multiples tend to trigger the reflexive side of our brain, and we process the multiples through anchoring. On the other hand, enterprise valuation, or the process required to answer the questions (in this article) correctly, shows that our reflexive process can be quite incorrect at times. In fact, cognitive biases such as anchoring can completely trip us up into missing out on truly undervalued companies that may have high P/E ratios while baiting us into value traps with low P/E ratios.
Feb 27, 2023
Your Role as a Choice Architect
Image: Impact Hub Global Network. Richard Thaler in his groundbreaking book Nudge, co-written with Cass Sunstein, talked about the role of the choice architect. A choice architect is basically someone or some organization that has the responsibility for organizing the context and content in which people make decisions. At Valuentum, we can never provide personalized buy/sell advice, but in providing publishing services, we've opted for the healthy option for members, and that sometimes means you won't find a large selection of dessert options. This isn't a shortcoming of our service (i.e. we know desserts are tempting), but rather a key positive attribute. As we've shown time and time again, you don't need to look far to beat the market return (or, by comparison, to have a healthy diet). If something is not on the menu at Valuentum, it means the chef has something better cooking in the kitchen. Here's to your long-term financial health!
Feb 23, 2023
This Remains a Technically-Driven Stock Market
Image: We expect the S&P 500 (SPY) to test support at both its technical uptrend and the 200-day moving average. In the event the SPY breaks through technical support, we’d be looking to “raise cash” across the newsletter portfolios. S&P 500 companies will end 2022 with roughly a 4%-5% decline in fourth-quarter 2022 earnings, but earnings season has come in better-than-feared. We expect the Fed to continue to raise rates given recent producer price inflation readings and a continued strong labor market. The 10-year Treasury continues to pose headwinds to asset values, and while many are talking of “disinflation,” we expect the market to remain technically driven and begin to test support at the 200-day moving average across major indices. We believe 2023 will be a choppy year, as we look ahead to better times in 2024.
Feb 17, 2023
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week of February 17
Let's take a look at firms raising/lowering their dividends this week.
Jan 3, 2023
Our Reports on Stocks in the Technology Giants Industry
Our reports on stocks in the Technology Giants industry can be found in this article. Reports include META, AAPL, GOOG, AMZN, MSFT, CSCO, V, MA, PYPL, INTC, ORCL, QCOM, ADI, IBM, ADBE, NVDA, CRM, AMD, AVGO, BABA, BKNG, BIDU, TSM, TXN, EBAY, ADP, MU, KFY, MAN, KLAC, LRCX, AMAT.
Dec 27, 2022
Exclusive Call: What To Expect From Valuentum in 2023
Video: 2022 was a successful year by almost every measure from the simulated Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio and simulated Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio to the simulated High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio and Exclusive publication and beyond. There were some disappointments in 2022, of course, but the year showed the value of a Valuentum membership. Join President of Investment Research Brian Nelson on this year's Exclusive conference call to learn what to expect from Valuentum in 2023. Cheers!
Dec 27, 2022
Verizon’s Big Share-Price Drop Opens Opportunity for 6.8% Dividend Yield
Image: Verizon’s shares have been punished, but this has opened an opportunity for a 6.8% dividend yield. Image Source: TradingView. With Verizon’s dividend hike to $0.6525 per quarter in September this year, 2022 has marked the 16th consecutive year of a dividend increase. Shares yield ~6.8% at the time of this writing. Though we wouldn’t be looking to add Verizon’s shares to the simulated Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio or simulated Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio at this time, it may be worth a look for high yield and income investors. Its big share-price drop has made its dividend a head-turner.
Dec 10, 2022
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Nov 28, 2022
2022 Showcased the Value of a Valuentum Membership
In bull markets, almost everyone is a winner. But 2022 was different. This year was a big test for Valuentum, and we passed with flying colors. We delivered across the board during the year from ideas in the Exclusive publication and the efficacy of the dividend growth methodology to the resilience of high yield ideas and simulated Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio relative performance--despite setbacks from Meta Platforms, PayPal, and beyond. Tune in to the latest video installment from Valuentum. Thanks for listening!
Nov 17, 2022
Cisco Raises Fiscal 2023 Guidance But Orders Face Difficult Comps
Image: Cisco’s annualized recurring revenue (ARR) continues to advance nicely. Image Source: Cisco. Cisco’s first-quarter results for fiscal 2023, released November 16, were solid, and the firm’s pace of annualized recurring revenue continues to advance nicely, giving it nice visibility into future performance. The networking giant raised its guidance for fiscal 2023 for both the top- and bottom-lines, though we note that product orders did fall meaningfully in the quarter on a year-over-year basis (but this was largely due to a tough comparison from last year's period). Its free cash flow generation was solid in the quarter, and we continue to like the company’s net cash position. Cisco continues to buy back its own undervalued stock and yields an attractive ~3.4% at this time.
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