Investment Decisions - October 2017 - Part 2

In the next couple of posts I share my thought process that went into my decisions to add a couple of new stocks to my portfolio. For those who have followed my blog and have taken my investing courses, every stock I analyze I try to answer the following eight questions that usually gives me a pretty good idea if I want to buy or avoid a stock.

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Investment Decisions - October 2017 - Part 3

I'm always keeping my eye on the luxury retail space looking for opportunities to jump in when a company is facing a lull. Even when they are on a down cycle, luxury retailers still manage to create tangible wealth, which to me shows how strong they are. So in the past month, Nordstrom entered my radar screen as there were some significant events that had taken place.

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A Sage Investors Mea Culpa

I've always tried to practice and use some core first principles of investing and I feel it has served me immensely well in my personal finance and investment journey. In the last 6 months though I have undertaken a personal finance journey that has taken me to a bizarro vortex that has challenged this value system.

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8 Questions To Ask When Evaluating a Stock

Making a decision to buy a stock requires that you ask and answer these 8 questions. By answering them you can rationally formulate a better understanding of what is driving the stock price of a company and use that understanding to make an educated investment decision. There are no guarantees that every decision you take by answering these questions will be successful but the chances are good you will make more successful decisions than you will unsuccessful ones.

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