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Jul 17, 2019
In the News: Second-Quarter Earnings Season Begins
Second-quarter earnings season is upon us. The markets aren’t expecting much growth. Core industrial names may not fare well, but thus far, big pharma is solid. We’re not making any changes to the newsletter portfolios.
Jul 4, 2019
ICYMI -- The Valuentum Economic Roundtable
We sat down with the Valuentum team to get their thoughts on the global economy and key issues that may threaten this near 10-year bull market.
Jun 25, 2019
Visa, Concentration Bets and Facebook's Gift
Image: In late December, we increased the position in Facebook (FB) while shares were in the mid-$130s. The stock is up huge since then.
Jun 24, 2019
Value Trap Is Winning And So Are You!
Image: Value Trap received acclaim at the prestigious Next Generation Indie Awards at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Shown: Value Trap at the American Library Association conference Headline Books booth June 22. 
Jun 19, 2019
Facebook, Others Enter Crypto
Image: Facebook's new cryptocurrency. Source: Facebook.  We think Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra is a game changer. The company remains an idea in the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio. We're reiterating our fair value estimates for "Founding Members" of the Libra Association at this time.
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
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 14, 2019
Markets Swooning, Expect Extreme Volatility, Finger on Put-Option Trigger
Image shown: We notified members December 26 that we had moved  the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio to a "fully invested" position, from a 30% and 20% cash "weighting" at the high end of the range, respectively.
Apr 30, 2019
Top-Weighted Visa Leaps to Mid-$160s, More Earnings Reports
Image: Visa has been the top-weighted idea in the Best Ideas Newsletter for as long as we can remember. In December 2017, when we migrated to weighting ranges for ideas in the newsletter portfolio, the company's "weight" was 8.6%. The image above shows its performance relative to the S&P 500 since then. Source (pdf).
Apr 24, 2019
Facebook Surges! Microsoft, Visa, PayPal Quarterly Reports Solid
Facebook did not disappoint after the close April 24. Shares are surging after hours. We continue to value the company at nearly $230 per share. Microsoft, Visa and PayPal quarterly reports were solid, too.


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