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Investment Analyst Reports

On 04/07/2013, in Equities, Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

I do not believe small investors should invest in individual stocks.

Limited capital makes it difficult to diversify portfolios and increases transaction costs.

Smaller investors typically lack the investment expertise, experience, and tools to successfully analyze stocks or time markets.

Stick with low-cost, well-diversified exchange traded and open-ended index mutual funds.

The reality though is that many smaller investors do invest in individual stocks. A high percentage rely on analyst reports to help them select which equities to buy.

This post is for you. 

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Investing in growth stocks normally requires a growth premium to be paid.

The growth premium reflects the above average expected growth rates in the company’s earnings. So you better be sure that the company earnings continue to grow over time.

There are a few areas of quantitive analysis to help assess future growth prospects. 

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I have written a bit about value investing lately. Mainly in the context of Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham, two staunch advocates of value investing.

But there is also growth investing. A slightly different approach to investment analysis.

Today we will show a little love for those who wish to acquire growth stocks

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Price-to-Earnings Ratio

On 08/30/2010, in Equities, Investment Strategies, by Jordan Wilson

Within equity analysis, the price-to earnings ratio is the most common calculation.

Key to any analytical style, it is one of the cornerstones for value investing.

Today we will look at the concept and its uses. We will also review some of the limitations of the price-to-earnings ratio.

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