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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 8:28 AM

Re: Darden and REIT

Yep, you'll end up getting shares in the new REIT. Here's Darden's press release on the spinoff, though you'll get more details later as the spinoff date gets closer:

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TMFSandman posted to the Inside Value boards. 12:17 AM

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 9:30 AM

Re: Greece

Nice, thoughtful response, Paul. Thanks!

Mike

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TMFSandman replied to the Terms, Definitions, & Jargon board. 10:51 PM

Re: How to convert yearly rate of return to monthly?

I sort of have two answers for you. The first is the mathematically precise answer you're looking for and the second is a real world answer that will probably not excite you all that much.


1. First answer. The way to find the compounded [more]

Sat Jun 20

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TMFSandman replied to the Inside Value boards. 12:52 PM

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 12:20 PM

Re: Need help translating some financial jargon.

The BMW Method FAQ has a nice description of CAGR and how to calculate it. Basically if you have the starting year price and ending year price of a security you have all you need to measure its CAGR over that period:

CAGR stands for [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 10:18 AM

Re: Need help translating some financial jargon.

My guess is that the strategy they're referring to is similar to the BMW Method, which compares the current stock price to a plot of the stock's compounded annual growth rate of the past (i.e. the "slope", or derivative of stock price [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 1:29 PM

Re: Getting started

Another member asked a similar question recently. We set him up with some good books that go over the basics of financial statement reading/analysis:

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Tue Jun 9

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TMFSandman replied to the Inside Value boards. 5:03 PM

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TMFSandman replied to the Reading Financial Statements board. 3:19 PM

Re: Fundamental Analysis Question

One last one, Reading Financial Statements for Dummies is actually quite good, especially if you are a complete beginner and can't quite explain the difference between the income statement and cash flow statement, since all of the above books assume [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Reading Financial Statements board. 2:48 PM

Re: Fundamental Analysis Question

Agreed, It's Earnings That Count is a great book. Another very good one is Financial Shenanigans, by Howard Schilit. He uses a number of case studies showing how companies mislead investors with their financial statements:


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TMFSandman replied to the Reading Financial Statements board. 10:44 AM

Re: Fundamental Analysis Question

And if you get through that, here are some excellent books that will coach you through a more in-depth look at valuation, all written by successful, practicing value investors:

The Little Book of Valuation, by Aswath Damodaran (easy read, [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Reading Financial Statements board. 10:37 AM

Re: Fundamental Analysis Question

HI, Treblemaker! Here's a post I wrote on the very basics of discounted cash flow valuation. It explains the very basics along with some links for a bit more depth:

Basic Company Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Valuation
The value of a [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 12:44 PM

Re: "____" is trading at "____"

1. They're talking about a stock trading at a certain price/earnings multiple, and they're of the opinion that at that price it's overvalued. According to them, they'd want to pay less than it currently trading at for a year's worth of [more]

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