Monthly Archives: October 2010

Issue 8: Small/Midcap

This issue was similar to Issue 7, not too many companies/industries that captivated my interest.  It is very difficult for me to find any interest in small drug companies that have been public for ten years and haven’t yet posted … Continue reading

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Issue 7: Small/Midcaps

In looking over the industries offered in this issue, I was disappointed.  There were semiconductors, electronics, life insurance, and thrift banks.  To date, I still do not understand how to value banks or insurance companies, and I am staying away … Continue reading

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Issue 6: Small/Midcaps

This issue is terrible.  Too many computers/peripherals companies.  This is a razor-thin margin section of the technology industry and I won’t even look at them.  I don’t pretend to understand technology, so it’s not worth analyzing.  I only took a … Continue reading

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Issue 5: Small/Midcaps

Issue 5 was not nearly as pleasant as Issue 4 for the small/midcaps.  Most of the industries were not very profitable and I found very few interesting companies.  Many businesses lost money in the recession, or they were recently public. … Continue reading

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Aeropostale: Growth at a Reasonable Price

I recently wrote about a report about another specialty retailer, The Buckle, Inc.  I want it to be understood that I am not favoring a specific industry because of macro trends or my outlook for the sector.  I will continue … Continue reading

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Issue 4: Small/Midcaps

This was a brand new experience- going through the smaller companies has shown me many differences from the large caps.  Whenever there is a business disruption, management dilution of shares through stock options, drop in earnings, etc.. it is almost … Continue reading

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Issue 12

Told you I was almost done with 12!  This was a fun issue with many insights into industries I haven’t studied.  Newspapers are no longer the gems they used to be, oilfield services & equipment seem to be in a … Continue reading

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