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Discontinued Operations – Valuation Adjustment

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 Discontinued_Figure1

There is one last adjustment we must make involving discontinued operations: adding net assets from discontinued operations to shareholder value. Because discontinued operations are parts of a company being held for sale, the value of the net assets from these discontinued operations approximate the cash the company will receive from the sale. This cash will then be available for distribution to shareholders.

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Danger Zone 2/4/2013: Office Max Inc. (OMX)

Monday, February 4th, 2013 OMX_fig2

Office Max Inc. (OMX) is in the Danger Zone this week. Poor capital allocation decisions and the rise of online vendors put Office Max in a precarious position.

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Investment Style Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 Style Ranking Table 7

None of the fund styles earn a rating better than Neutral. My style ratings are based on the aggregation of my fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each style.

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