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September 5, 2021
The Value of Investing in the Volatility Index as a Hedge

In this article, I will uncover the value of investing in the Volatility Index as a hedge. The Volatility Index is officially called the Chicago Board of Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index, or the VIX Index (aka VIX) for short. The VIX is a real-time market index that tracks the 30-day expected ("implied") volatility of the […]

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May 29, 2021
How to Analyze and Protect Your Portfolio Against Inflation

In this article, I will show you how to analyze and protect your portfolio against inflation, regardless of the current market environment. Inflation is one of the most important investing topics, and as value investors, we can position ourselves in a way that we can profit from inflation, or at the very least, not let […]

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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 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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December 22, 2020
How to Identify an Economic Moat

In this article, I will show you how to identify an economic moat, a distinct/durable/sustainable competitive advantage a company has over others in the same industry or sector. Identifying an economic moat is an essential part of the analysis process for value investors looking to make a long-term investment. Without a strong economic moat, companies […]

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December 1, 2020
Importance of Stock Buybacks for Investors

In this article, I will discuss the importance of stock buybacks for investors, what positive or negative implications they may have for investors, and what things investors should look for when analyzing companies that do stock buybacks. In short, a stock buyback, or share repurchase, is when a company purchases shares of their own company, […]

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July 31, 2020
How to Evaluate a Company's Management Team

In this article on how to evaluate a company's management team, I will cover the various competencies and measures you should pay attention to and research when attempting to evaluate the management of any publicly traded company. Over the long-term, a bad management team will almost always result in a falling stock price and dividend […]

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July 4, 2020
How to Effectively Analyze Company Debt

In this article, I'll cover how to effectively analyze company debt, how debt affects a company, and how one can identify the impact of this debt on the different financial statements. Finally, I'll highlight the ratios we can use to further determine whether a company is capable of managing its debt. We will also take […]

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March 24, 2020
How Interest Rates Affect the Economy

In this article, I will cover how interest rates affect the economy and how changes in interest rates can affect the decisions and factors investors have to account for before making an investment decision. Over the past decade, those living in the United States have been accustomed to low, almost zero interest rates. Regardless, the […]

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