Category archives: Company Analysis

The MoneyGeek Method of Valuing Stocks

Last update on Jan. 30, 2017.

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How much is a stock really worth? The question had haunted me since I became passionate about investing many years ago.

Most of the successful investors I admired seemed to follow the value investing strategy. These investors made a distinction between ‘value’, which they deemed to be the true worth of a stock, and ‘price’, which is what they could pay to buy it in the stock market. As the saying goes, price is what you pay, and value is what you get.

Value investors attempted to assess the value ...

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The Impact of Share Buybacks on IBM's Value

Last update on March 21, 2016.

 

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On the third Monday of each month, I’ll comment on the performance of the premium portfolios and provide some additional analysis related to individual stocks. In this article, I will also present and explain my valuation model for IBM, paying particular attention to the impact that share buybacks have on the stock.

 

Premium Portfolio News

The performance of MoneyGeek's premium portfolios for the month of February 2016 were as follows:

 

Feb 2016

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Moderately Aggressive

+3.5%

-8.4%

+23.5%

Very Aggressive

+4 ...

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The Fair Value of Berkshire Hathaway

Last update on March 7, 2016.

 Warren Buffett

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll show a simplified valuation of Berkshire Hathaway, the company run by the famous Warren Buffett.

 

Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's regular portfolios for the month of February 2016 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Slightly Aggressive

-1.9%

-2.9%

+45.2%

Balanced

-1.6%

-2.3 ...

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VSE Corporation - A Stock for Geopolitically Uncertain Times

Last update on Jan. 18, 2016.

 

Pipelines

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On the third Monday of each month, I’ll comment on the performance of the premium portfolios and provide some additional analysis related to individual stocks. In this article, I will also present and explain my valuation model for VSE Corporation.

 

Premium Portfolio News

The performance of MoneyGeek's premium portfolios for the month of December 2015 were as follows:

 

 

Dec 2015

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Moderately Aggressive

+3.6%

-4.8%

+22.2%

Very Aggressive

+2.0%

-16.2%

-0.7%

Extremely Aggressive

-0 ...

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TransCanada - A Low Risk Beneficiary of The Shale Revolution

Last update on Dec. 18, 2015.

Pipelines

 

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On the third Monday of each month, I’ll comment on the performance of the premium portfolios and provide some additional analysis related to individual stocks. In this article, I will also present and explain my valuation model for TransCanada Corporation.

 

Premium Portfolio News

The performance of MoneyGeek's premium portfolios for the month of November 2015 were as follows:

 

 Nov 2015Last 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Moderately Aggressive -0.7% -9.8% +18.4%
Very Aggressive -1.2% -21.9% -2.6%
Extremely Aggressive -1.8%  -35.7 ...

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My TFSA Update November 2015 - What All Went Wrong With Long Run Exploration

Last update on Dec. 14, 2015.

Businessman chipping away at bar chart

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In this series, I (Jin Choi) talk about my goal of reaching $1 million in my TFSA account by 2033. If you want to know what a TFSA is, I recommend you read my free book. In addition, I’ll explain what went wrong with my investments in an oil and gas company called Long Run Exploration.

 

November Results: Down 0.5%

At the end of November, I had $47,810 in my TFSA account, which is down by $232 since the end of October. By comparison, the Canadian stock market went down by ...

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SK Telecom Generates Stable Growth, But Is It Cheap Enough?

Last update on Nov. 16, 2015.

Korean smartphone users

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On the third Monday of each month, I’ll comment on the performance of the premium portfolios and provide some additional analysis related to individual stocks. In this article, I will also present and explain my valuation model for SK Telecom, a South Korean telecommunications giant.

 

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The performance of MoneyGeek's premium portfolios for the month of October 2015 were as follows:

 Oct 2015Last 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Moderately Aggressive +4.7% -8.9% +19.3%
Very Aggressive +6.7% -22.8% -1.4%
Extremely Aggressive +9 ...

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Valuation Model for Bed Bath & Beyond

Last update on Oct. 19, 2015.

Bed Bath & Beyond Store

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On the third Monday of each month, I’ll comment on the performance of the premium portfolios and provide some additional analysis related to individual stocks. In this article, I will also present and explain my valuation model for Bed Bath & Beyond, a North American retailer of household goods.

 

Premium Portfolio News

The performance of MoneyGeek's premium portfolios for the month of September 2015 were as follows:

 Sep 2015Last 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Moderately Aggressive -5.9% -15.3% +13.9%
Very Aggressive -10.0% -31.2% -7.6 ...

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Valuation Model for Baytex Energy

Last update on Sept. 21, 2015.

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On the third Monday of each month, I’ll comment on the performance of the premium portfolios and provide some additional analysis related to individual stocks. In this article, I will also present and explain my valuation model for Baytex Energy, a North American oil and gas company.

 

Premium Portfolio News

The performance of MoneyGeek's premium portfolios for the month of August 2015 were as follows:

 Aug 2015Last 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Moderately Aggressive -5.9% -10.4% +21.1%
Very Aggressive -6.9% -25 ...

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How To Value A Company Using The Residual Income Method

Last update on June 15, 2015.

Bank sign

 

On the third Monday of each month, I’ll comment on the performance of the premium portfolios and provide some additional analysis related to individual stocks. In this article, I will use the example of a regional bank to illustrate how to value a company using a method called the Residual Income method.

 

Premium Portfolio News

The performance of MoneyGeek's premium portfolios for the month of May 2015 were as follows:

 May 2015Last 12 MonthsSince Apr 2013
Moderately Aggressive -1.5% +6.2% +28.5%
Very Aggressive -4.6% -8.4% +13.4%
Extremely Aggressive ...

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