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Thu Dec 18

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 1:28 AM

Re: Investing approach

Magic Formula is essentially the same.

Hight ROIC instead of ROE
and Low EV/EBIT instead of P/E (to account for the capital structure).

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itconsultant replied to the Value Hounds board. 1:22 AM

Re: KLIC

Some very good points on the earnings record.

The company current product - it enjoy 70% market share - that business is stable at $1b a year. However, in 2-3 years management feels it may shrink to $500m a year ( replacement biz). they are [more]

Wed Dec 17

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 12:59 AM

Re: Russia

Dont want to detract to the Russian Media co - it is CTC Media. The major shareholder is another european public company. they own 35%. And then its Nasdaq listed that owns another 35%. So not sure what happens... Delisting? buybacks, split offs? [more]

Tue Dec 16

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itconsultant posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 7:55 PM

Managing separate accounts

I still have not figured out a good way to invest new accounts. Currently, this is what i do when i get a new account

1) buy stocks that have good upside from current levels. Size same or slightly smaller than older accounts.
2) keep the [more]

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 7:46 PM

Re: Russia

The same time Turkey was having trouble, India also had similar issues. Then a new pro business government came to power and Indian markets are up 40% or so YTD. Currency is also stable. And oil going down helps India big time as they are big [more]

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itconsultant posted to the Value Hounds board. 7:15 PM

EMC

EMC has always been cheap when you look at the SOTP including its massive stake in VMWare.

If you take VMWares current market value (80% stake?) and back it out of EMC you get EMC at 10x FCF ex cash....

And now they are buying back [more]

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itconsultant posted to the Value Hounds board. 7:13 PM

KLIC

I am reposting this on this forum in addition to Deranged Monkey...

This is a stock that has been cheap for a long time.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries

Semiconductor equipment company.

$1B market cap.
$600m Cash [more]

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itconsultant posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 7:13 PM

KLIC

This is a stock that has been cheap for a long time.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries

Semiconductor equipment company.

$1B market cap.
$600m Cash ( mostly overseas 80% or so)
$70m FCF in 2014

FCF moves around [more]

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itconsultant posted to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 6:47 PM

Investing approach

Looking for some feedback / suggestions on how i approach investing

Look wide and everywhere for ideas - Blogs, VL, WSJ, 13F etc etc. Look for a business I can understand (or have invested before) and what looks like interesting valuation on [more]

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 6:32 PM

Re: Russia

Wanted to share some thoughts

1) Russia: Everyone says don't invest coz you cannot trust the laws etc etc. I did earlier this year with what i thought was a small company (in media) that would not be stolen from me. I did not go for the big [more]

Sat Dec 13

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itconsultant replied to the Falling Knives board. 1:28 PM

Re: FKA: LYB

It does look interesting. I noticed it in this VL edition along with WLK.
I don't know the space well..

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 1:26 PM

Re: As sure as the sun shine...

What is the 4th column.

BEN fell the most. But it had a nice run up last 2 weeks and had hit 52 week highs.

I have owned BEN for a little over a year. Bought pre split. I have done OK but not great. I thought it was very cheap [more]

Fri Dec 12

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 11:08 AM

Re: Interesting Tidbit

I have two boys. Older just got checked. 5 cavities. he is 6. younger - 4 years old - so far nothing. touch wood.

i would take that with pinch of salt..

Tue Dec 9

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 12:03 AM

Re: Having a bad year?

saw that.

was up 9% at one point. then crude oil went down and showed my mistakes in stock selection and portfolio management.

look forward to end of this year.

Mon Dec 1

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 3:15 PM

Re: Best Way to Outperform

Got it. thanks!

Sun Nov 30

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 1:11 AM

Re: Best Way to Outperform

I have had a terrible year. I was with the S&P 500 till June end. (up 7%). Then lost 2% in Q3 and 5% so far in Q4.

I had 20% of the portfolio in energy. This portion probably cost me 7% or so.

I had a few winners (Apple, [more]

Tue Nov 25

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 11:06 PM

Re: Poll: IBM and ORCL

I own Oracle. I like its balance sheet much better. Good FCF. And some top line growth. IBM has had trouble with top line. Also debt/ pension at IBM.

Oracle working to get more products cloud based. And growth by M/A has been a success [more]

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itconsultant replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 1:53 PM

Re: Never cheap enough

TJX and ROST in retailing

MA V

GOOG

I also realize that i cannot all of these at the same multiple. I need o pay up for some of these. question is what to pay... 12x -15x -20x?...

Fri Nov 21

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itconsultant replied to the Value Hounds board. 11:34 AM

Re: Cash is really hurting

I am at 31% cash now and still selling things....

My reasons are
1) stocks that hit my targets I am selling / trimming
2) businesses that are doing poorly for a while or not improving as my expectation, I am selling them in this [more]

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