23 10, 2017

Black Monday and The Black Swan

2022-11-16T13:34:35+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: The Views, VectorVest|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Monday, October 19, 1987, is a day I will never forget. The Mighty Dow crashed 508 points, 22.6%! It was a day of chaos and panic, but no surprise. I was test-marketing the VectorVest Stock Advisory at that time and our trustworthy VV DJIA warned us that the Dow was 19.4% overvalued when it closed [...]

31 05, 2017

Beware of Marketing Machines

2022-11-16T13:34:35+00:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: The Views, VectorVest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

The mission of VectorVest Inc., is to “Provide the best stock market guidance available anywhere at any price.” To give you an example of this, I’d like to share a recent experience of how we compare to one of the biggest players in the business. Earlier this week, I received an email from a service [...]

18 04, 2017

Creative Destruction

2022-11-16T13:34:36+00:00April 18th, 2017|Categories: Stock Market, The Views, VectorVest|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

It wasn’t a coincidence or happenstance that one day after I wrote last Friday’s essay about Amazon.com, (AMZN), Investor’s Business Daily, IBD, published a front page article entitled, “The Death of Retail.” Why did that happen? The common thread between VectorVest and IBD is that we publish information for stock investors, and one of the [...]

7 01, 2011

The WatchDog

2022-09-08T14:06:40+00:00January 7th, 2011|Categories: The Views, VectorVest|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Every now and then a new tool is created that simply blows your mind. Well, it blew mine anyway. This tool is so good, I can’t leave it alone. I love it and I think you will too. So what is it? Before getting ahead of myself, I’d like to give you a little background. [...]

19 03, 2010

The Comeback Kids

2010-03-19T16:29:50+00:00March 19th, 2010|Categories: The Views|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I introduced the subject of Net Profit Margin, NPM, two weeks ago because first quarter earnings reports were quite good, but that wasn’t good enough for many analysts…they were looking for signs of better sales growth. Everyone knows that sales growth is vital to a company’s long-term viability. Increased sales normally lead to rising earnings [...]

12 03, 2010

A Whole New Dimension

2010-03-12T16:14:51+00:00March 12th, 2010|Categories: The Views|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Net Profit Margin, NPM, which I introduced last week, shows the after tax profit that a company makes, in percent, for each dollar of sales it receives. It directly relates bottom line and top line performance in one simple figure and, therefore, is a wonderful measure of profitability. Take La-Z-Boy, Inc., LZB, yesterday’s top stock [...]

5 03, 2010

Romancing the NPM

2010-03-05T15:37:37+00:00March 5th, 2010|Categories: The Views, VectorVest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

About 30 years ago, I was in charge of a billion dollar business that was largely involved with a commodity, plastic. We were the world’s leading producer of this plastic, making over two billion pounds a year. In order to cut costs, the business was integrated back to its basic raw materials that came right [...]

10 11, 2006

How I Use Stock Viewer

2006-11-10T16:04:29+00:00November 10th, 2006|Categories: The Views, VectorVest|Tags: |0 Comments

Click image to enlarge You have probably heard the story about the guy who was called in by the IRS to have his tax return audited. When he showed up at the IRS’s office, he carried two large shopping bags of check stubs, receipts and stuff and dumped them on the auditor’s desk. [...]

3 12, 2004

VectorVest Simple

2004-12-03T18:34:03+00:00December 3rd, 2004|Categories: The Views|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Guilty. I admit it. I’m guilty. What with the UniSearch tool and now the AutoTimer, I’m in search of a killer strategy that makes money no matter what. But isn’t VectorVest supposed to help me do that in the first place? Yes, of course. VectorVest is designed to bring the “best” stocks to your attention [...]

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