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. 1:12 PM

Why Bubbles form and how great investors are mad

http://www.philosophicaleconomics.com/2014/09/supply/

As an econ major I can say this article is of the same quality as that taught in college but easier to [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 12:31 PM

Is the Market Really overvalued?

http://www.philosophicaleconomics.com/2014/08/capehigh/

Another great article exploring why the Shiller Cyclically Adjusted PE ratio (CAPE) which I've written about before [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 11:54 AM

Morning updates for Monday

Emerge Energy Services, one of our 2 frac sand producers, reported record, blow out earnings that missed expectations and sent units down over 5%.

This over reaction is precisely why I put no stock in analyst expectations. Take a look at [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 9:25 AM

Costco partners with Visa and Citi for credit ca

Looks like Costco is going with Visa as its exclusive credit card network and a Citi Visa card will be the new co branded card. Bad news for AXP though pre-market prices don't seem to indicated the Street thinks so.

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AdamGalas posted to the eBay, Inc. board. 9:23 AM

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 Disney board. 9:22 AM

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. 9:55 PM

How does the US market compare to foreign stocks

http://www.philosophicaleconomics.com/2014/08/global/

An in depth report on how the US compares to foreign stock markets, historically, in terms of dividends, dividend [more]

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AdamGalas posted to the The Grand Adventure board. 9:37 PM

How modern banking works

http://www.philosophicaleconomics.com/2014/07/goldstandard/

A great intro to how modern banking works and why there is no need to return to the gold standard.

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AdamGalas replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 9:34 PM

Re: Welcome everyone who wants to be a Billionai

On the right of a post, under the "announcements" column is "TGA: Intro, Philosophy, and Portfolios".

That takes you to a post with a link to the google spreadsheets link that has links to spreadsheets showing each [more]

Sat Feb 28

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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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CAPS Player Rating < 20
Player Rank 70588 out of 75070
Score -1093.83
Score Change Today -16.53
Accuracy 38.00%
Active Picks 168
Total Picks 647
Best Pick TEU (+135.01)
Worst Pick PSDV (-162.32)
Average Score per Pick -1.85
Charms Earned 3
Highest Rated Favorite Dividends4Life
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Boards Stats & Trivia

Big red star, 1000 posts
Board Posts 1664
Recs Received 1463
People who have rec'd these posts 453
Recs to Posts Ratio (last 30 days) 8.50
Threads Started 767
Threads Started Percentage 46.09 %
Most Frequent Board The Grand Adventure
Very First Post A II: Open Forum post. (3/30/2011)
Percentage of Posts Rec'd 37.80 %
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