You learn valuation (and find out how much you don’t know) by valuing businesses and companies, not by talking, reading or ruminating about doing valuation. I believe that your biggest payoff is in valuing companies where there is uncertainty about the future, because that is where people are most likely to abandon valuation first principles and go with the herd. This type of business is appealing for many people because it does not have a huge overhead. Price Elasticity: Zero. The only reasons for index funds to buy and sell TSLA is people buying into / selling out of the fund, and TSLA being added to / removed from an index. Below is a list of boutiques s that are worth watching for January 26, 2011. Also, check out some of the biggest stock gainers of the Day, Top 2011 stock Gainers , stocks to Buy 2011, and Day Trading Tips.
Below is a list of stocks that are worth watching for August 11 , 2009. Also, check out the Biggest stock Gainers of the Day. In this post, I want to focus on two companies, one Brazilian (Vale) and one Russian (Lukoil), where bad corporate governance, a spike in country risk, currency weakness and plunging commodity prices have conspired to devastating effect on their stock prices. There is also a wild card in this equation in the form of a golden share that is owned by the Brazilian government, giving it veto power over major decisions and the line between corporate and political governance becomes a fuzzy one. As you look at the damage created by plunging oil prices, at least to the oil in your portfolio, it is easy to second guess decisions that you made weeks, months or even years ago. The second is that oil prices in free fall are often accompanied by higher uncertainty about future oil prices, as has been the case in the last few weeks, which, in turn, can lead to more uncertainty about overall economic growth, interest rates and inflation. It is true, that the oil price drop in the last few weeks, has been large, relative to history, and that the effects may therefore be different, but that may be one more reason not to wait and see what the macroeconomic effects of these prices will be.