Good Strategies Look Beyond Earnings

Whether it’s talk about earnings growth or earnings estimates or price/earnings ratios, stock market news is usually filled with discussions of corporate earnings. But in his latest for Seeking Alpha, Validea CEO John P. Reese says that good investing goes beyond looking at earnings-related metrics. “Earnings don’t always tell the whole story,” Reese writes.  “In fact, oftentimes other metrics can provide an even better gauge of how a company or the market is doing. The Price/Sales Investor strategy I track on Validea.com is a good example. The key variable it looks at is the price/sales ratio – PSR – which […]

Great Pages: Fisher On Market Timing

Can a single page of a book change your investment life? We believe it can. Periodically, we highlight some of the Great Pages that have had a great impact on our investment philosophy. Today, we cheat just a bit, looking at two pages in Kenneth Fisher’s classic “Super Stocks”. Fisher shows how even if you could time every 100-point move of the market, you still wouldn’t make as much money as you would investing in fundamentally sound “super stocks”.

Fisher: Gridlock Is Great

Following this month’s elections, many are fretting about the likely gridlock that will dominate the American political system. But Kenneth Fisher says gridlock is just what markets like.