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Latest Valuentum Commentary
Jan 13, 2020
Intel Has Performed Well Since Acquiring Mobileye
Image Shown: Intel Corporation (represented by the blue line in the graph above), a long time holding in both our Best Ideas Newsletter and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolios, has substantially outperformed the NASDAQ 100 index (black line) and the S&P 500 index (orange line) since the period just before announcing its ~$15 billion deal to acquire Mobileye in March 2017, before taking dividends into consideration (given that Intel pays out a decent dividend, that wouldn’t change this picture materially). We continue to like Intel in both our newsletter portfolios and its ~2.1% yield as of this writing provides investors with a nice income stream. Intel’s dividend will likely continue to experience strong per share growth over the coming years, in our view, a growth trajectory that’s well supported by Intel’s 2.1x Dividend Cushion ratio.
Jan 12, 2020
Capital Appreciation or Dividend Growth?
Image source: David Mulder. “Xilinx crushed the market over its holding period of a matter of a few weeks during 2019” is not something that we think dividend growth investors are focused on, or even care to hear.
Jan 8, 2020
Resetting Your Mental Model
Image Source: affen ajlfe. Having the right mental model and using the right information can be the reason why you win or lose in investing.
Jan 4, 2020
Valuentum Exclusive Success Rates Trump Even the Best Quant Hedge Funds
Image: President of Investment Research Brian Nelson, CFA. A new book, “The Man Who Solved the Market,” hit bookshelves last year, and thus far it has been a hit. The text goes into the story of quant hedge fund Renaissance Technologies and its hedge fund, the Medallion Fund, which has put up mammoth returns since inception.
Dec 30, 2019
Dividend Growth Newsletter Portfolio Delivers Again in 2019
The story of the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio this year was one dominated by big tech. Apple trounced the return of what could be considered our benchmark by about 80 percentage points. It basically beat the S&P Dividend ETF SDPR by a factor of about 5 times! 2019 was simply the year to own Apple, and my goodness we had it right near the top of both the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio. You would think this was a no-brainer, as everyone loves Apple, but many a portfolio manager did not own Apple this year. Apple also upped its dividend 5%+ during 2019...
Dec 25, 2019
5 Things We Learned in 2019
Image: The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." -- George Orwell
Dec 19, 2019
2019: Another Market Beating Year for the Best Ideas Newsletter Portfolio!
We estimate thus far the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio return has beat the S&P 500 by 2.8 percentage points during 2019 (34.4% versus 31.6% for the S&P 500, as measured by the SPY). Our move to overweight Apple, Facebook, and Visa worked out wonderfully for members during 2019. We continue to overweight big winners, and we credit this to our team's conviction in our very best ideas. We also made quite the savvy move in rolling over a solid gain in Chipotle (60%+) into even more shares of Apple stock during the year. We're putting some of the best ideas right in front of our membership in full transparency. Berkshire Hathaway's overweighting added some stability to the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio, but it was a large drag on returns during the year. This is okay - we like the diversification benefits. 2019 was a very, very difficult year to beat the market, but by our estimates, the Best Ideas Newsletter did so, and by a fair margin, particularly for a large cap orientation. Note this kind of outperformance is unique as many money managers continue to trail their benchmarks during 2019. We credit the outperformance to our team's work ethic and the Valuentum methodology. We are disappointed with the current state of active management, and we are working to develop solutions for our membership. We expect to roll out an important survey in the coming months. We continue to encourage members to add the Exclusive to their membership, if they haven't considered this fantastic publication just yet. More on the Exclusive >> The Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio is part of a regular premium membership to Valuentum. More here >>
Dec 17, 2019
Cisco, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, and PayPal in the News
Cisco is trading at the low end of our fair value estimate range, and the company’s healthy dividend yield is well supported. Intel remains one of our favorite ides, and we expect a stellar dividend-growth trajectory at the company, too. Johnson & Johnson’s shares look poised to break out to new highs, and PayPal continues to execute nicely.
Dec 16, 2019
As Expected, Broadcom’s Organic Revenues Didn’t Grow in Fiscal 2019
Image Source: Broadcom Inc – November 2019 IR Presentation. On December 12, Broadcom reported fourth-quarter earnings for its fiscal 2019 (period ended November 3, 2019). While GAAP revenues for the full fiscal year were up 8% year-over-year, hitting $22.6 billion, please note that includes the uplift from Broadcom acquiring CA Technologies. Shares of AVGO initially traded down 2%-3% on December 13, as investors digested the firm’s guidance for fiscal 2020. As of this writing, shares of AVGO yield 3.4%.
Dec 11, 2019
Apple Charging Higher
Image Shown: Shares of Apple Inc continue to climb higher and we like the name in both our Best Ideas Newsletter and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolios. This is a long-term holding with substantial potential capital appreciation and dividend growth upside. We like Apple’s pristine balance sheet, top quality free cash flow profile, and decent growth outlook. The company retains an enormous amount of firepower for additional share buybacks and material dividend increases going forward. Depending on whether the US decides to impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports soon will be very material to Apple’s near-term performance, but the long-term trajectory remains the same. Beyond Apple Pay, the company has its new streaming offering (Apple TV+) which launched on November 1 to drive services-related revenue growth.
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