Rolling Stocks

Rolling stocks have a very clear and identifiable historical pattern, they are stocks that roll up and down in repeated waves like a roller coaster. These rolls may become predictable. If you look at the chart of a rolling stock you can draw a line across the peak and along the bottom. The area between … Read more

Investing Mining Stocks and Warrants

The Canadian Dollar is now one of the strongest currencies in the world and there have been many forecasts of parity with the U.S. Dollar and as of today, the Loonie is trading at 90.35 as we write this article. The first and second charts below shows the strength of the Loonie over the last … Read more

The Pros and Cons For Defensive Stocks

Have you ever heard of defensive stocks? It pays to take more notice of them, especially in times which are hard and normal stocks are tending to fall in value. These stocks are defensive because they have the ability to withstand hard times much more easily than other stocks which can be more vulnerable. A … Read more

How to Calculate the Intrinsic Value of Stocks Like Warren Buffett

One of the most sought after calculations in all of investing is Warren Buffett’s intrinsic value formula. Although it may seem elusive to most, for anyone that’s studied Buffett’s Columbia Business Professor, Benjamin Graham, the calculation becomes more obvious. Remember the intrinsic value formula that Buffett uses is an embellishment of Graham’s ideas and fundamentals. … Read more

Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) – 4 Reasons to Use ROIC to Pick Profitable Stocks

Return on invested capital (ROIC) is one tool that value investors use to determine whether or not a company has a sustainable advantage over its competitors. Some investors call this sustainable competitive advantage a “moat”. Companies with a moat tend to dominate industry niches in which they operate, and the stock market tends to reward investors in … Read more

Key Metrics In Evaluating Stocks – Doing Proper Due Diligence

Everywhere you read about stocks you always see the expression “due diligence.” What does that really mean, and how do you effectively do it? Simply stated doing proper “due diligence” means to use prudence and responsibility in researching a stock that is under consideration. It involves becoming familiar with that company’s operation, its management, and … Read more