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What is Value Investing?

Valuing stocks is a critical aspect of investing in the stock market. It allows investors to determine the fair price of a stock and make informed decisions about whether to buy or sell. While there are many different approaches to valuing stocks, the fundamental principles of value investing remain the same. What is Value Investing? […]

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Is MU a great bargain, or a value trap?

Like most investors, I’ve always looked at the market, at least partially, through the lens of my own personal and professional experience. As a self-described nerd with a lot of experience and education in software and technology, it’s pretty natural for me to gravitate to stocks in tech-driven industries. The Technology sector has been a […]

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Meta
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Meta Plunge Lures Value Buyers as Growth Funds Flee

(Bloomberg) — For years, investors valued Facebook’s parent company as if its growth would never falter. Now that it has, fund managers who buy cheap, out-of-favor stocks are finally getting a chance to own shares of Meta Platforms Inc. Stock pickers at value firms Dodge & Cox, First Eagle Investment Management and Artisan Partners bought […]

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Emerging Markets
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Vanishing Value Trade Puts Emerging Markets at Risk of Fed Shock

(Bloomberg) — The Federal Reserve’s most aggressive policy tightening in two decades is sucking emerging markets into a “sell everything” slump, not even sparing assets that should do well when interest rates rise. Take value stocks. Shares of mature companies with high dividends and cheap valuations are finding a bid in the U.S. and Europe, […]

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HPE is building bullish momentum this month – is betting on its value proposition a smart bet?

The Tech sector has enjoyed a lion’s share of attention among all segments of the economy for a number of years. Throughout the pandemic, that attention only seemed both intensified and justified, as technology companies provided the tools that allowed much of corporate America to keep things going by shifting their workforces to remote working […]

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5G
Broadband
Cash
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Internet Of Things
Rising Interest Rates
Tech Industry
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Telecommunication
US Economy
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Value Investing
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Wireless

VZ is trying to reverse a long-term downward trend. Is it worth buying at its current price?

“Uncertainty” is a good way to describe market conditions since the start of the new year. Massive spikes in COVID infections late in 2021 from the omicron variant have also given way to big increases in hospitalizations, which means that pressure on our medical system continues to strain healthcare workers and first responders to their […]

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Agriculture
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Grocery
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Food stocks can be a good defensive play – but FDP looks like a sucker’s bet

Market volatility has picked up since the beginning of the year, with all three major indices now sitting at legitimate correction levels. The good news is that this week, all three indices look like they may have started to stabilize, finding support that could provide a new basis for another rally back in the direction […]

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Retailers
Santa Claus Rally
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Volatility

TGT is down -18% in the last month. Where is its value price?

For investors, the holiday season generally marks a time when consumer activity should be healthy and demand for consumer goods will be high. That’s a big reason that the latter part of the year, as the colder months set in across the country that retail stocks often start to see healthy increases in prices. That […]

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Labor Shortage
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K is dealing with a labor strike and supply chain issues. Does that change the stock’s value proposition?

No matter whether you prefer to focus on short-term trading strategies that emphasize a stock’s current price momentum or longer-term methods focusing on fundamental strength and a stock’s value-based price, there are a myriad number of issues that come at you and demand attention. Some of those elements can be foreseen to a certain extent; […]

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Agriculture
Agritech
Biofuel
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Food Products
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Risk
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Value Investing
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ADM’s improving fundamentals are good – do they make the stock a good value?

I’ve written quite a bit in this space about my opinion that the Consumer Staples sector – and more specifically, stocks in the Food Products and Food and Staples Retail industries – are smart places to find good values in today’s market. That’s because most of the stocks in these industries are benefitting from the […]

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Crude Oil
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Transportation
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West Texas

STNG is down big over the last two months – is it a good small-cap bargain?

Different investors react in different ways to the price action that drives a stock from a low to high and back again. For growth investors, for example, a stock at or near historical highs usually means they’ll sit up and start trying to figure out how much further it could go up, while they discard […]

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West Texas

Does SLB’s fundamental strength translate to good value?

Since the beginning of this year, the energy sector has rebounded strongly from the pandemic-driven pressures that had kept prices – particularly in crude oil – depressed throughout 2020. From a November 2020 low point at around $34, for example, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude more than doubled to an early July peak at around […]

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Where is MET’s value price?

There’s a popular saying that you might have heard in a lot of different settings outside of the stock market: “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and smells like a duck…then it’s a duck.” It’s interesting to me that I haven’t heard or seen the saying used when talking about stocks, […]

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Do CPB’s fundamentals support its bargain status?

I have written quite a bit about how I like to pay attention to stocks in the Food Products industry when market conditions become more uncertain and broad volatility starts to increase. That’s because while the industry itself can hardly be described as disruptive – in fact, I’ve seen analysts throughout the year dismiss the […]

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