Great Undervalued Small Cap – Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. (CVR)

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One of the great little stocks in our Small & Micro Cap Screener, which you can register for here, is Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. (NYSEMKT:CVR). CVR operates in two segments of the fastener industry: fasteners and assembly equipment. The fastener segment consists of the manufacture and sale of rivets, cold-formed fasteners and parts and screw machine products. The assembly equipment segment … Read More

Still A Powerhouse – Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

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With a market cap of $153 Billion, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is the largest company in our Large Cap 1000 Screener, which you can access for free here. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. While there’s been a lot written about Cisco, I believe the company is … Read More

Standout Apparel and Accessories Retailer – Cato Corp (CATO)

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One of my favorite stocks in our All Investable Screener is Cato Corp. (NYSE:CATO). The company was founded in 1946 and operates approximately 1,300 apparel and accessories specialty stores in 32 states under the names “Cato”, “Versona”, “It’s Fashion” and “It’s Fashion Metro”. Stores primarily range in size from 3,000 to 8,000 square feet with the “Cato” and “It’s Fashion” concepts primarily … Read More

Cashflow Beast – Southwest Airlines Co (LUV)

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Starting this week I’ll be providing a series of articles on Cashflow Analysis and Capital Allocation on the Top 30 companies in our Large Cap 1000 Screener, which incidentally you can access for free here. Today, I’m going to take a look at Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV). One of the things I like most about Southwest can be found in a quick analysis of … Read More

Beware The Profit Makers – Cash is King!

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If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about analyzing financial statements over the years, it’s that you must analyse all three financial statements, Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cashflows before you consider making an investment. Here’s a real-life example to show you what I mean. In 2015 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) reported a Net Profit of $13.34 Billion. That’s the good news, but … Read More

Warren Buffett on Benjamin Graham

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Much has been written about Warren Buffett’s relationship with Benjamin Graham. But one of my favorites is from an article he wrote for the Financial Analysts Journal back in 1976. I think it sums up their relationship perfectly. My favorite Buffett quote is, “And if encouragement or counsel was needed, Ben was there. Walter Lippmann spoke of men who plant trees … Read More

‘Noise’ is Costing Wall Street Billions – Daniel Kahneman

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Daniel Kahneman is a psychologist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Vernon L. Smith). In 2015, The Economist listed him as the seventh most influential economist in the world. Kahneman has also written a number of … Read More

The Three Principles of a Successful Value Investing Strategy – George Athanassakos (Ben Graham Chair)

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Dr. George Athanassakos is a Professor of Finance and the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at Ivey Business School, which he joined in July 2004. He’s also the Founder & Director of The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing. Athanassakos has been ranked among the top 10 researchers in Canada by research published in Financial Management and among the top 10 … Read More

Value Investing Is Like Managing A Wine Cellar – Kim Shannon (Ben Graham Newsletter)

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Kim Shannon is a contrarian in more ways than one. She switched from being an anthropology/biology student to the finance field and started working in the investment industry at a time when women were in the minority. She also takes a contrarian approach to investing at her firm, Sionna Investment Managers in Toronto, which she founded in 2002. Shannon did … Read More

Living Legends Bernstein, Bogle, Brinson, Buffett, LeBaron, Neff, and Templeton

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It’s not often that you’ll get a number of the greatest investors on the planet in the same place at the same time. One of the best investing transcripts you will ever read came from a November 2002 conference call, moderated by former AIMR (Association for Investment Management and Research) Chair Charley Ellis, CFA, with investing legends Bernstein, Bogle, Brinson, Buffett, LeBaron, … Read More

The Best Airline Stock in the U.S. – Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK)

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Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) is currently in talks with the U.S. Justice Department to see if it can reach a deal for approval to buy Virgin America Inc. On April 4, 2016, the company announced plans to acquire Virgin America. If approved by regulators, the merger with Virgin America is expected to provide the company with broader national reach and position them as the … Read More

How Value Investing Works – Whitney Tilson and John Heins (Video)

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Whitney Tilson and John Heins co-authored the book, The Art of Value Investing: How the World’s Best Investors Beat the Market. The New Yorks Times reviewed the book as follows, “John Heins and Whitney Tilson, co-founders of the Value Investor Insight newsletter, have done a thorough job of explaining how to look for stocks that are trading at significant discounts … Read More

Investing is the Intersection of Economics and Psychology – Seth Klarman (Video)

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I can’t get enough of Seth Klarman, one of the best investing minds on the planet. Klarman is a value investing legend who runs The Baupost Group, one of the largest hedge funds in the U.S. He’s also the author of the best selling book, Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor. In 2011, Klarman explained the psychology necessary to be … Read More

Strong Balance Sheet & Free Cash Flow Yield | American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI)

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One of the best stocks in The All Investable Screener has to be American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). American Public provides online and on-campus post-secondary education to approximately 93,100 students through two subsidiary institutions. Its subsidiary institutions offer programs designed to prepare individuals for productive contributions to their professions and society, and to offer opportunities that may advance students in their current professions … Read More

Investors Underperform Because They Continue To Chase Returns – Joel Greenblatt

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Joel Greenblatt is a Columbia University professor and co-founder of Gotham Asset Management. He’s also the author of the value investing best seller, The Little Book That Beats the Market. In his book, Greenblatt explains how investors can outperform the popular market averages by simply and systematically applying a formula that seeks out good businesses when they’re available at bargain prices. Last month, Greenblatt … Read More

How Did Keynes Find The Courage To Invest In U.S Stocks Following The Crash – New Research

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John Maynard Keynes, was an English economist whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments. He built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles, and is widely considered to be one of the most influential economists of the 20th century and the founder of modern macroeconomics. … Read More

Uncovering Value Using A Free Cashflow Strategy – Ken Burgess

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Ken Burgess is a CFA and Managing Partner at Systematic Financial Management. He serves as lead portfolio manager for their Small Cap Value Free Cash Flow and SMID Cap Value Free Cash Flow portfolios. Systematic Financial Management has over $9 Billion in Assets Under Management. Burgess has a great eye for finding undervalued stocks using his value investing strategy. Late last … Read More