AdamGalas

Adam Galas

I am a 28 year old who has been passionate about investing since my dad introduced me to this way of life at the age of 12. As I grew as an adolescent I used my life savings to try to earn my fortune in the thrilling world of high finance. Along the way I've made and lost several small fortunes through option speculation and aggressive growth investing and learned valuable lessons that I want to share. I am passionate about long-term, buy and hold, income focused investing. History teaches us that this approach is the most powerful means available to build long-term wealth and income. My goal is to teach my readers how to find, research and follow the kind of companies that will make their financial dreams come true.

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:34 PM

Why another great depression isn't likely

http://www.philosophicaleconomics.com/2014/06/whos-afraid-of...

A fascinating article that shows that buy and hold investors actually did better investing in [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:25 PM

Why you can't predict market returns

http://www.philosophicaleconomics.com/2014/06/sixpercent/

A very detailed article explaining how one can make a valuation chart fit data nearly perfectly yet incorrectly [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 12:45 PM

Re: Ross Stores blows out earnings, raises divid

No, I was talking about TJX.

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AdamGalas posted to the Costco Wholesale Corp. board. 12:44 PM

Calling all dividend lovers!:)

Hey everyone!

Adam Galas here, back after a few years (used to hang out a lot on the Apple boards at Stock Adviser), now an energy/dividend writer for TMF.

I wanted to invite everyone to a project myself and a bunch of TMF readers [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:54 AM

Week 5 Conclusions

So thus far it appears that single metric portfolios due the best and the most important metrics are, in order of importance:

Valuation
Yield
Dividend Growth
Insider Ownership
Market Cap (smaller is better)

Optimal [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:51 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #1 Gold Medal

#1 This weeks champion is....Lowest Price/Tangible Book Value for the 4th consecutive week.

Lost to market by 4.14%, the worst performer of the week.

Cost Basis: $24,029.28
Current Value: $26,372.26
Profit: [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:43 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #2 Silver Medal

#2 This week's Silver Medal goes to...J-5-C Portfolio

Beat market by .46% this week.

Cost Basis: $15,238.16
Current Value: $16,651.04
Profit: $1,412.88

Bottom 4 Stocks:

KMI -.85%
LVS 1.62%
PF [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:36 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #3 Bronze Medal

#3 This week's Bronze Medal goes to...Balanced Approach Portfolio

Beat market by .01% this week.

Cost Basis: $51,612.60
Current Value: $55,657.86
Profit: $4,045.26

Bottom 5 Stocks:

ANDE -7.96%
TEP [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:31 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #4

#4 (miss counted, sorry about that) High Yield Portfolio

Lost to market by .46% this week.

Cost Basis: $33,147.05
Current Value: $35,532.24
Profit: $2,385.19

Bottom 5 Stocks:

TGP -7.56%
DFT [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:26 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #4

#4 Top Total Projected Return Portfolio

Lost to market by .72% this week.

Cost Basis: $34,174.39
Current Value: $36,980.57
Profit: $2,806.18

Bottom 5 Stocks:

TEP -3.02%
REIS -2.34%
EQM [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:23 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #6 & 5

#6 Fastest Dividend Growth Portfolio

Lost to market by 1.12% this week.

Cost Basis: $30,296.78
Current Value: $32,597.24
Profit: $2,300.46

Bottom 5 Stocks:

TEP -3.24%
REIS -2.34%
ALK -.08%
EMES [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 3:16 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #8 & 7

#8 J-7-C Portfolio

Lost to market by 1.43% this week.

Cost Basis: $14,137.29
Current Value: $15,159.30
Profit: $1,022.01

Bottom 4 Stocks:

NMM -.06%
WHG 3.38%
SSW 4.24%
GNTX 4.28%

Top [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:56 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #10 & 9

#10 Small Cap

Lost to market by 1.2% this week.

Cost Basis: $144,947.78
Current Value: $151,568.11
Profit: $6,620.33

Bottom 5 Stocks:

ANDE -8.85%
CHSP -8.44%
FLXS -6.84%
CALM -6.53%
DFT [more]

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:42 AM

Re: Ross Stores blows out earnings, raises divid

I got my 88.4x return based on y charts, not sure the exact year but either 1989 and 1988. So that's 88-89x increase over 26-27 years.

Overall very good return. Not saying they'll be able to replicate it but if they can keep dividend [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 2:39 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #12 & 11

#12 Blue Chip Portfolio

Lost to market by .45% this week.

Cost Basis: $15,571.77
Current Value: $16,605.72
Profit: $1,033.95

Bottom 5 Stocks:

GILD -.3%
UNP .19%
HD 4.41%
T 4.98%
WFC [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 1:32 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #14 & 13

#14 J-13-C Portfolio

Lost to market by 1.06% this week.

Cost Basis: $17,290.52
Current Value: $18,022.68
Profit: $732.16

Bottom 5 Stocks:

AHGP -6.04%
CPSI -5.12%
SNHY -.18%
CALM 1.98%
LVS [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 12:53 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #16 & 15

#16 Highest FCF Yield

Lost to market by 1.27% this week.

Cost Basis: $11,299.74
Current Value: $11,662.74
Profit: $363.00

Bottom 5 Stocks:

ANDE -7.15%
GMLP -3.83%
NOV -3.82%
AFSI 1.16%
STX [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 12:13 AM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #18 & 17

#18 Highest Shareholder Yield with F score of 7 or higher

Lost to market by .47% this week.

Cost Basis: $11,299.74
Current Value: $11,662.74
Profit: $363.00

Bottom 5 Stocks:

BCR -1.66%
T -.89%
GD [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 11:58 PM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #20 & 19

#20 Top Undervalued Stocks

Lost to market by 1.17% this week.

Cost Basis: $19,322.40
Current Value: $20,052.64
Profit: $730.24

Bottom 5 Stocks:

ANDE -1.05%
NOV -.77%
VAC .08%
GMLP [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 11:41 PM

Week 5 Portfolio Countdown: #22 & 21

#22 John Lynch Dividend Portfolio

Lost to market by 1.19% this week.

Cost Basis: $16,402.46
Current Value: $17,126.21
Profit: $723.75

Bottom 5 Stocks:

DFT -7.26%
NOV -.15%
AMT 2.26%
HD [more]

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CAPS Player Rating < 20
Player Rank 71228 out of 75062
Score -1077.30
Score Change Today +92.75
Accuracy 35.04%
Active Picks 187
Total Picks 602
Best Pick TEU (+133.74)
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Average Score per Pick -2.16
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Big red star, 1000 posts
Board Posts 1654
Recs Received 1457
People who have rec'd these posts 452
Recs to Posts Ratio (last 30 days) 10.70
Threads Started 758
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Very First Post A II: Open Forum post. (3/30/2011)
Percentage of Posts Rec'd 37.79 %
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