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  • The Actively-Managed Almost Passively-Priced Portfolio
    Tue, Sep. 2 FYLD, MOAT, PKW 15 Comments

    Summary

    • New ETF offerings have blurred the line between active and passive management.
    • Some reasonably priced ETFs use rules-based strategies that may outperform.
    • A potential Actively-Managed Almost-Passively-Priced (AMAPP) portfolio is demonstrated.
  • Volatility Has A Lot To Do With Risk
    Fri, Aug. 29 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Risk comes from uncertainty, which can be about an asset's valuation or future events.
    • In the same way price follows value, volatility follows risk.
    • Margin of safety is always important, but even more so when investments are risky.
  • The Most Honored Companies In America
    Fri, Aug. 22 ACN, CSCO, GE 5 Comments

    Summary

    • A list of 60 domestic companies that have repeatedly received awards such as Best Place to Work, World's Most Ethical Company, etc. over the last five years is provided.
    • The names on the list are generally well-known mega-caps. Intel leads, with 27 awards during the last five years.
    • Some research suggests "Best Places to Work" companies may be more likely to beat EPS expectations and offer better returns.
  • Concerning The Performance Of Individual Investors
    Wed, Apr. 30 12 Comments

    Summary

    • Research indicates on average, individual investors under-perform relevant benchmarks.
    • A deeper look at one study shows not all individual investors behave the same way.
    • Reducing trading frequency and avoiding risky stocks improves the performance of even an 'average' investor.
  • 1993's '100 Best Stocks' Revisited: Size Matters
    Wed, Apr. 30 GE, KO, WMT 14 Comments

    Summary

    • The performance of 100 stocks selected in 1993 compares favorably with the performance of an index fund over the last twenty years.
    • Within the 100 stocks, large stocks have performed well more consistently than small stocks.
    • Investors who favor a buy and hold strategy may find large stocks more suitable for that purpose.
  • Deere Chooses Not To Raise The Dividend; What's Next?
    Wed, Feb. 26 DE 49 Comments
  • A Look Inside The Fama-French 3-Factor Model
    Editors' Pick • Thu, Feb. 20 JKL, RZV, VIOV 30 Comments
  • Why I'm Not A Passive Investor
    Fri, Jan. 17 BRK.A, BRK.B 38 Comments
  • Examining The Size Premium
    Editors' Pick • Dec. 30, 2013 EWRI, EWRM, EWRS 13 Comments
  • A Case For Holding Some Cash In This Market
    Dec. 17, 2013 AFL 42 Comments
  • 1993's '100 Best Stocks': How They Fared
    Editors' Pick • Nov. 11, 2013 JNJ, MCD, MO 98 Comments