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New Constructs’ Offerings: Company valuation models

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 New Constructs’ Offerings: Company valuation models

Our Company Valuation models are very sophisticated discounted cash flow and earnings quality models.
An enormous amount of works goes into every model. I wish I could offer a short-cut (beyond our ratings and reports) for understanding our models.

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Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone References My Article on BAC’s New Fees

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone References My Article on BAC’s New Fees

Always flattered when a journalist, especially one as famous and respected at Mr. Taibbi, references my work. His article “Bank of America In Trouble?” incorporated the meat of my “Raising Fees Is A Desperate Measure: Sell BAC” article.

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Fox Business News: “The Real Earnings Season”

Friday, February 17th, 2012 Fox Business News: “The Real Earnings Season”

Fox Business News features my focus on the Real Earnings Season that is overlooked by most everyone in the market.

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Portfolio Management Rating: Methodology for Predictive Fund Ratings

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 PortfolioManagementRatingTable

The Portfolio Management Rating of a fund is based on the aggregated ratings of the securities it holds as well as its overall Asset Allocation. When analyzing equity funds, we use New Con­structs’ stock rat­ings, which are reg­u­larly fea­tured as among the best by Barron’s over the past three years.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL): Very Attractive Risk/Reward Rating for Ask Matt Readers

Friday, November 4th, 2011 Apple Inc. (AAPL): Very Attractive Risk/Reward Rating for Ask Matt Readers

Here is a free copy of our report on AAPL for Ask Matt readers.

AAPL gets our “Very Attractive” rating because its economic earnings are positive and rising, it has one of the highest returns on invested capital (ROIC) in the world. At the same time, it’s stock price reflects very low expectations for future earnings growth.

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Utility Sector: Check The Ingredients Before Buying

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 utilitiesFigure1

High dividend yields are NOT enough to warrant investing in the utilities sector.
Too many investors put their hard-earned money in utility stocks with the assumption that relatively high-yielding dividends from stable business make a good investment.
The real question that investors in any equity security must ask is: does my expected return from a stock justify the risk of investing in it?

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Sell Starbucks (SBUX) – Still A Bad Stock

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 Sell Starbucks (SBUX) – Still A Bad Stock

Similar to my prior interviews on SBUX, I found it easy to make the bear case for a stock that is as expensive as Starbucks (SBUX). As my regular readers know, when I say “expensive”, I back that up with details such as: to justify its $40 stock price (closing price from prior day), SBUX had to grow profits at 10% compounded annually for more than 25 years.

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Stock Brawl on Starbucks (SBUX)

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 Stock Brawl on Starbucks (SBUX)

In addition to my stock-brawl interview on Thursday (9/29/11), I have commented to the media on Starbucks (SBUX) many times. Below is a list (with links) to my past opinions/comments on SBUX.

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Should Directors Ignore Those One-Time Items?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 Should Directors Ignore Those One-Time Items?

I do not think so. The question, however, is not so much about what directors ignore. You cannot ignore something about which you are unaware.
The real issue is that most directors and investors are simply unaware of the many one-time items because they are buried deep in the annals of footnotes in annual reports or 10-K filings.

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The Fed’s Bazooka: Fox Business features final policy firepower

Friday, August 26th, 2011 The Fed’s Bazooka: Fox Business features final policy firepower

Great interview this am with Dagan McDowell and Ashley Webster about my recent article: “The Fed’s Bazooka: Revealed As Final Policy Firepower in Jackson Hole”.

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The Fed’s Bazooka: Revealed As Final Policy Firepower in Jackson Hole

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 BenBernanke

No more Mr. Nice Guy. It is time for Mr. Bernanke to break out the big guns in Jackson Hole this Friday.

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