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Jan 20, 2023
Energy Pipelines: What a Difference A Few Years Have Made!
Image: Midstream energy companies have significantly improved their free cash coverage of their payouts in recent years. We’ve taken note. Source: Relevant 10-Q filings. We can hardly believe how much better things are looking for midstream pipeline companies these days, particularly as it relates to free cash flow coverage of their payouts, but also as it relates to improved financial transparency. Many midstream MLPs continue to be saddled with huge net debt positions, but what a difference a few years have made! Capital discipline is making their dividends/distributions incrementally more attractive, and we’ve taken note.
Dec 30, 2022
5 Top Stock Ideas for 2023!
With 2022 almost in the rear-view mirror, investors are expecting continued weakness into 2023. Millionaires are as bearish as they have been since the beginning of 2008, and we all know what happened during that year. Inflationary pressures coupled with substantially weakened consumer spending as a result of the collapse in the price of cryptocurrencies, traditional asset allocation models such as the 60/40 stock/bond portfolio, and ultra-high yielding stocks with payouts north of 9%-10% have most investors worried about what might be ahead in 2023. Still, investors have reason to be hopeful, in our view. The labor markets continue to hold up well, and the rate hikes that have pummeled equity, bond and real estate prices also act as future dry powder for the Fed to stimulate markets. At any time, the Fed can reverse its contractionary course. In 2023, we should start to see year-over-year increases in inflation slow, too. In this article, let’s talk our top 5 stock ideas for 2023!
Dec 22, 2022
Be Careful With Celebrity Endorsement of Investment Products
Image Source: EpicTop10.com. Have you ever wondered why so many trust the TV for financial advice or stock tips? You guessed it: It comes back to "brain science" or the concept of familiarity. When we see a celebrity or our favorite stock guru on the television, it arouses our emotions and connects us with the idea, making the experience more memorable. The brain tends to treat our favorite newscaster or celebrity as a trusted, familiar friend, and therefore we translate those feelings into expertise and a "valid" endorsement. Be sure to use caution with celebrity endorsements of investment products, however.
Nov 1, 2022
Enterprise Products Partners Reports Strong 3Q, Impressive ~7.5% Distribution Yield
Image Source: Enterprise Products Partners. The Alerian MLP ETF has faced considerable pressure during the past 10 years, generating a paltry annualized return, but shares of many constituents have improved during 2022 as energy resource prices have bounced back. Though we generally shy away from MLPs, more generally, Enterprise Products Partners is one of our favorites given the increased transparency it provides to investors when it comes to cash-flow metrics. Since its IPO, Enterprise Products Partners has raised its distribution 24 years in a row. Shares yield ~7.5% at this time.
Oct 31, 2022
Recent Fair Value Estimate Changes
Let's have a look at recent fair value estimate changes across our coverage universe.
Oct 30, 2022
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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 23, 2022
Must Watch: MPT Failures and High Yield Dividend Breakdown Spiral!
Valuentum's President of Investment Research breaks down what went wrong with modern portfolio theory in 2022, and why investors that have been lured into "sucker" yields may have just experienced permanent capital impairment with their retirement savings. A two-part video series.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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