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March 17, 2021
How to Calculate and Interpret the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

In this article, I will explain how to calculate and interpret the weighted average cost of capital (WACC), and will walk through a step-by-step example for a real publicly-traded company in the U.S. stock market. The WACC is a calculation of a firm's "cost of capital," which in relation to investors and analysts is the […]

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March 15, 2021
How to Calculate the Intrinsic Value of a Company Like Warren Buffett

In this article, I will show you how to calculate the intrinsic value of a company like Warren Buffett, using his approach to discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation. This will be accomplished by looking into the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters, the Berkshire Hathaway website, and from reading the transcripts of any speeches and interviews Buffett […]

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March 2, 2021
How to Tell if the Stock Market is Overvalued

In this article, I will discuss how investors can use various ratios, yields, indicators, and an understanding of the current state of the market to recognize if the stock market is overvalued, fairly-valued, or undervalued. In short, this process involves looking at the S&P 500 P/E Ratio, the Shiller P/E Ratio, the Buffett Indicator, the […]

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February 20, 2021
How to Evaluate and Compare Mutual Funds

In this article, I will show you how to evaluate and compare mutual funds, regardless of the type or objective of the fund. This will help you compare similar mutual funds and decide on which mutual fund best suits your investment needs. This article will be particularly useful for fund evaluators, passive investors, and the […]

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February 11, 2021
Different Types of Mutual Funds (With Examples)

In this article, I will discuss the different types of mutual funds, and will provide examples for each mutual fund classification as well. This will help you decide on which mutual funds to invest in, regardless of your investment time horizon and goals as a hands-off investor. Note that all of the examples provided are […]

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January 31, 2021
The Value of Investing in Gold as a Hedge

In this article, I will discuss the value of investing in gold as a hedge for your investment portfolio. In the process, I will cover why and how gold carries value, the purpose gold serves in an investment portfolio, and the different ways investors can buy gold. In addition, multiple charts and comparisons to the […]

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January 21, 2021
How to Find and Screen for Great Dividend Stocks

In this article, I will show you how to find and screen for great dividend stocks. Afterwards, you can research these stocks further and determine an appropriate buy price range to invest in. At the very least, this article should uncover the many great dividend players and resources you may be missing, which can provide […]

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January 15, 2021
How to Determine the Downside Risk of a Stock

In this article, I will discuss how you can accurately estimate the downside risk of a stock. Downside risk is the worst case scenario for a stock. It represents what could happen to a company's stock price if it does not perform up to investor expectations. Therefore, knowing how to determine the downside risk of […]

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January 8, 2021
Importance of the Circle of Competence for Investors

In this article, I will discuss the importance of Warren Buffett's circle of competence for investors. I will also explain how you can identify its boundaries, how you can expand your circle of competence, and how value investors can use this information to make smarter investment decisions. Put simply, the "circle of competence," a term […]

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