This is a follow up piece to a recent article focusing on large cap stocks. This commentary will instead look at small cap value/growth relative attractiveness, as well as compare large and small caps. The […more]
Applied Finance has calculated Valuations of major indices on a monthly basis since September of 1998. Calculating the Intrinsic Value upside/downside of every company in an index such as the Russell 1000, we can then […more]
In the past 5-10 years, investors have seen drastic underperformance from traditional value factors. Russell style indices, which use sales growth, earnings growth, and book/price to determine value and growth, have seen a strong divergence in performance since the 2008 recession. Let’s examine Russell Value/Growth Anomalies, Share Repurchases and Intellectual Assets.
The reign of Tim Cook at apple has been extraordinary with the company’s valuation growing 5x larger on his watch. Deservedly, there has been little criticism of the cash returned through stock buybacks (~$340 Billion […more]
Recent reports attribute the market’s recent melt-up to option buying activity from Japanese institutional giant SoftBank and unsophisticated American traders using the new commission free platform, Robinhood. Without divining on whether these explanations are clever, […more]
For August 2020, we highlight the importance to productivity of waking up properly, the plight and pain of traditional value managers, a must-read white paper on value investing and technology and several other trending topics […more]