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  • Gilead Sciences: An Analysis Using Warren Buffett's Owner-Earnings Equation
    Tue, Mar. 17 GILD 65 Comments

    Summary

    • Demonstrates just how powerful Gilead Sciences' financials really are.
    • Introduces a new and unique interpretation of Mr. Buffett’s Owner Earnings equation.
    • Teaches the Seeking Alpha Community how to calculate the equation.
  • Apple Joins The DJIA: So Let's Analyze What Its Impact Will Be On Funds
    Tue, Mar. 10 DIA, DODGX, MHFI 16 Comments

    Summary

    • Explains how the Dow Jones Industrial Average is calculated and what the impact will be from including Apple Inc. in it.
    • Teaches how to analyze indices using free cash flow analysis.
    • Instructs how using the weighting system introduced here can make everyone a much better investor.
  • Seeking Alpha Expands Its Coverage To Mutual Funds, So Let's Analyze DODGX
    Thu, Mar. 5 DODGX 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Seeking Alpha has added mutual funds analysis to its content repertoire, so what better time than the present to analyze one.
    • Teaches mutual fund investors how to analyze their funds using free cash flow analysis.
    • Analysis of the $57 billion Dodge & Cox Stock Fund.
    • Explains the pro's and con's of mutual fund investing.
  • Buffett Increases Berkshire Hathaway's Investment In Deere By 125%: Let's Analyze It
    Thu, Feb. 26 DE 24 Comments

    Summary

    • Quantitative analysis of Deere & Co.'s financials on Main Street versus its Wall Street valuation.
    • Explains how the company's management is struggling to generate free cash flow.
    • Examines the recent earnings report of Deere & Co. and highlights the effect of the strong US dollar on earnings.
  • Warren Buffett Sells Berkshire Hathaway's Entire Stake In Exxon Mobil: Let's Analyze What Happened
    Mon, Feb. 23 XOM, BRK.A, BRK.B 76 Comments

    Summary

    • Discusses Berkshire Hathaway's investment in Exxon Mobil.
    • Explains not only why Mr. Buffett sold those shares, but questions why he bought that stake in the first place.
    • Points out why Exxon Mobil's investment in XTO Energy may not have been such a good idea.
  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: A Free Cash Flow Scorecard Analysis
    Thu, Feb. 19 BRK.A, BRK.B 20 Comments

    Summary

    • Learn how to analyze any portfolio or stock using the Free Cash Flow Scorecard System.
    • Watch as we take apart the most current Berkshire Hathaway equity portfolio piece by piece.
    • Lean how to use the "Scorecard System" to make you a better investor.
  • Cisco Systems Reports: Let's Analyze It
    Fri, Feb. 13 CSCO 12 Comments

    Summary

    • Quantitative analysis of Cisco Systems' financials on Main Street versus its Wall Street valuation.
    • Generates potential Buy Prices using my "Scorecard" system, for both the conservative as well as the more aggressive/buy and hold investor.
    • This analysis should give everyone a clearer understanding on how accurate the valuation is (and has been) that Wall Street has assigned the company, relative to its actual Main Street.
  • Blue Nile Offers Soft Guidance: Let's Analyze It
    Thu, Feb. 12 NILE 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Quantitative analysis of Blue Nile's financials on Main Street versus its Wall Street valuation.
    • Generates potential Buy Prices using my "Scorecard" system, for both the conservative as well as the more aggressive/buy and hold investor.
    • This analysis should give everyone a clearer understanding on how accurate the valuation is (and has been) that Wall Street has assigned the company, relative to its actual Main Street.
  • Qualcomm Raises Guidance: Let's Analyze It
    Wed, Feb. 11 QCOM 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Quantitative analysis of Qualcomm's financials on Main Street versus its Wall Street valuation.
    • Generates potential Buy Prices using my "Scorecard" system, for both the conservative as well as the more aggressive/buy and hold investor.
    • This analysis should give everyone a clearer understanding on how accurate the valuation is (and has been) that Wall Street has assigned the company, relative to its actual Main Street.
  • Gilead Sciences Reports: Let's Analyze It
    Thu, Feb. 5 GILD 115 Comments

    Summary

    • Quantitative analysis of Gilead Sciences' financials on Main Street versus its Wall Street valuation.
    • Generates potential Buy Prices using my "Scorecard" system, for both the conservative as well as the more aggressive/buy & hold investor.
    • This analysis should give everyone a clearer understanding on how accurate the valuation is (and has been) that Wall Street has assigned the company relative to its actual Main Street.
  • Microsoft's New Paradigm Shift: Let's Analyze It
    Tue, Feb. 3 MSFT 28 Comments

    Summary

    • Quantitative analysis of Microsoft’s financials on Main Street versus its Wall Street valuation.
    • Generates potential Buy Prices using my "Scorecard" system, for both the conservative as well as the more aggressive/buy & hold investor.
    • This analysis should give everyone a clearer understanding on how accurate the valuation is (and has been) that Wall Street has assigned the company relative to its actual Main Street
  • Microsoft's Management: Dazed And Confused Or Making The Right Moves?
    Tue, Feb. 3 MSFT 58 Comments

    Summary

    • Discusses what the Author feels are drastic moves on behalf of management.
    • Provides operating system market share data.
    • Gives possible reasons why Microsoft's management is acting like it is.
  • The SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF: Let's Analyze It Using Our Scorecard System
    Fri, Jan. 30 MDY 13 Comments

    Summary

    • Analysis of the components of the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF using my Scorecard System.
    • Specifically written to assist those Seeking Alpha readers who are using my free cash flow system.
    • Compares the results of the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF to the SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF.
  • The Oil Sector Stock I Dream About Owning One Day
    Wed, Jan. 28 CLB 102 Comments

    Summary

    • Explains why Core Laboratories is my dream oil sector stock.
    • Compares it to other oil sector stocks.
    • Talks about how you can protect yourself as an investor by comparing a company’s performance on Main Street to its Wall Street valuation.
  • The SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF: Let's Analyze It Using Our Scorecard System
    Tue, Jan. 27 SLY 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Analysis of the components of the SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (SLY) using my Scorecard System.
    • Specifically written to assist those Seeking Alpha readers who are using my free cash flow system.
    • Compares the results of the SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF to the SPDR S&P 500 ETF.
  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF : Let's Analyze It Using Our Scorecard System
    Sun, Jan. 25 SPY, SH, SSO 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Analysis of the components of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) using my Scorecard System.
    • Specifically written to assist those Seeking Alpha readers who are using my free cash flow system.
    • Part II concentrated on "Main Street" while Part I in the series concentrated on "Wall Street" and this final Part III will combine everything into one final result.
  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF Analysis: Using CapFlow And FROIC
    Fri, Jan. 23 SPY, SH, SSO 20 Comments

    Summary

    • Analysis of the components of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) using my CapFlow and FROIC ratios.
    • Specifically written to assist those Seeking Alpha readers who are using my free cash flow system.
    • Part II will concentrate on "Main Street" while Part I in the series concentrated on "Wall Street".
  • S&P 500 FCF Analysis: What You Do Depends On Who You Are
    Thu, Jan. 22 SPY, IVE, SH 12 Comments

    Summary

    • Analysis of the S&P 500 Index and its individual components using the "Free Cash Flow Yield" ratio.
    • Specifically written to assist those Seeking Alpha readers who are using my free cash flow system.
    • Generates a final result for the S&P 500 Index and explains that result to each reader depending an what type of investor they are.
  • General Electric Reports On Friday: Let's Analyze It
    Wed, Jan. 21 GE 28 Comments

    Summary

    • Examine GE's transformation into a "pure play" global infrastructure company and less of a conglomerate.
    • Perform a complete historical free cash flow analysis (1990-2015) using our "Scorecard System."
    • Discuss the headwinds that the company is facing.
  • AbbVie Provides Outlook For 2015: Let's Analyze It
    Wed, Jan. 21 ABBV 26 Comments

    Summary

    • Analysis of AbbVie's projections using our free cash flow system.
    • Issues possible buy prices for the conservative as well as the more aggressive buy and hold investor.
    • Talks about the author's concern over management's recent failed attempt to buy Shire PLC.
  • IBM Reports On Tuesday: Let's Analyze It
    Mon, Jan. 19 IBM 52 Comments

    Summary

    • Analyzes IBM for both the conservative as well as the more aggressive/buy & hold investor.
    • Performs a complete historical free cash flow analysis (1990-2015) using our "Scorecard System".
    • Expects IBM to miss and guide lower for 2015 and explains why.
  • Stryker Pre-Announces And Guides Lower: So Let's Analyze It Using Our Free Cash Flow System
    Fri, Jan. 16 SYK 15 Comments

    Summary

    • Why Stryker warned and guided lower.
    • How the strong US dollar will cause many more companies to warn and pre-announce this quarter.
    • I introduce additional parameters for my "Scorecard" system, specially formulated for the more aggressive and buy & hold investor.
  • Swiss Stock Market Craters 10%: Let's Analyze Four Swiss ADRs
    Thu, Jan. 15 NVS, ABB, LOGI 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Swiss stock market craters 10% today on Swiss Franc 16% move.
    • Free cash flow analysis done on four major Swiss ADRs looking for bargains.
    • Talks about the Swiss frustration with Europe and the great threat of deflation coming up.
  • Tiffany & Co: Free Cash Flow Analysis 1991-2015: Far From The Gold Standard
    Wed, Jan. 14 TIF 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Shows why Tiffany & Co.'s warning should have been expected due to the sharp rise in the US Dollar.
    • Presents a free cash flow analysis of the company for the years 1991-2015.
    • Explains why "Momentum Investing" is little more than gambling and explains the dangers involved.
  • Analyzing The Oil Patch: Dry Wells And Train Wrecks
    Mon, Jan. 12 CLB, FET, NOV 27 Comments

    Summary

    • Analysis of over 40 companies in the oil patch.
    • Explains why we may only be half way done with the "falling knife from hell scenario" for Oil.
    • Identifies three companies that could be buys in the future as soon as OPEC cuts production.
    • Explains why the oil industry is one of the worst managed industries on Main Street, from a free cash flow point of view.
  • Buybacks Signaling A Top In The Markets? Corporate CEOs Vs. Warren Buffett
    Mon, Jan. 12 BRK.A, PG, SPY 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Analysis of FactSet Research's amazing backtest on corporate buybacks from 2004-2014.
    • Shows how CEO's of many S&P 500 Index component companies tend to buy at market tops instead of at market bottoms. The opposite of what you should do.
    • Presents proof that Mr. Buffett is building up a war chest of cash, like he did in 2007, possibly preparing for the coming Bear Market.
  • The Jobs Report Was Great, But The Market Is Down? Let's Analyze The Dow
    Editors' Pick • Fri, Jan. 9 DIA, DOG, DXD 74 Comments

    Summary

    • The Jobs Report was great but the markets are tanking; are we at the point of Irrational Exuberance?
    • Complete Analysis of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in real time vs. past results.
    • Long-Term SIA Technical Analysis done to verify the results from my Free Cash Flow Analysis.
  • Hewlett-Packard: Our Analysis Says It's A Buy And Meg Whitman Is Doing Well
    Editors' Pick • Tue, Jan. 6 HPQ 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Under CEO Meg Whitman's leadership, Hewlett-Packard is a solid company moving in the right direction.
    • We perform an analysis of the company's free cash flow results.
    • Introduction of the methodology used to identify "Falling Knife" bottoms explained.
  • How Does Coca-Cola Measure Up Now Compared To When Warren Buffett First Bought It In 1988?
    Tue, Jan. 6 KO 30 Comments

    Summary

    • Free Cash Flow analysis of Warren Buffett's 1988 purchase of Coca-Cola.
    • A comparative analysis of Coca-Cola and its Management, then and now.
    • Answers the question = if one could have bought Coca-Cola at the same time as Mr. Buffett did using the free cash flow system used in this analysis.
  • 7 Problems That Will Keep The Markets On Edge In 2015
    Fri, Jan. 2 BRK.A, CVEO, DIA 43 Comments

    Summary

    • Seven major problems that could cause the markets to tank in 2015.
    • Many facts presented through charts and tables that cannot be ignored.
    • Are Wall Street Analysts projections way too high for the S&P 500 Index?
    • My concern for 2015 is that many investors are ignoring some key facts that can really cause a lot of harm to their portfolios.
  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: A Free Cash Flow Analysis
    Dec. 30, 2014 BRK.B, BRK.A 38 Comments

    Summary

    • Learn how to analyze any portfolio or stock using the Free Cash Flow Yield Ratio.
    • See how Warren Buffett is preparing for a Bear Market scenario.
    • Watch as we take apart the most current Berkshire Hathaway equity portfolio piece by piece.
    • Lean how to use the Free Cash Flow Yield ratio to make you a better investor.
  • Apple Analysis Part II: CapFlow, FROIC And Free Cash Flow Yield
    Editors' Pick • Dec. 29, 2014 AAPL 59 Comments

    Summary

    • Three new free cash flow tools introduced designed to make you a better investor.
    • Discusses Apple's valuation on Wall Street versus its performance on Main Street.
    • Gives a unique insight on market valuation using Warren Buffett as a reference point.