Adventures in Financial Analysis

My continuing journey into the world of finance.



Score One For Active Management

A while back I posted about the performance of my TSP account, and I planted a mental note in my head to analyze my Roth IRA account in the same way when I got a chance. So I did. I printed out… Continue Reading →

Was David Einhorn Correct All Along?

At the 2011 Value Investing Congress, David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital, presented Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) as a short opportunity. You can view the slides from his presentation here. If you don’t know what GMCR is all about, they make… Continue Reading →

The More I Learn, The Less I Earn.

In my Equity Analysis class at Creighton’s MSAPM program, we are learning yet again how active management fails to outperform the market. Here is a nice article if you need to get up to speed on the subject. If you prefer… Continue Reading →

Would’ve, Should’ve, Could’ve

Have you ever had a great thesis for a trade, then do nothing and watch your thesis prove itself out in the market? I don’t follow individual stocks too closely. I would love to, but I just don’t have an abundance of… Continue Reading →

Algorithms Revisited

I got a question from a reader about the dangers of algorithms in reference to one of my previous posts. The question went something like: “What if algorithms cause another flash crash like the one in the video?” If algorithms cause… Continue Reading →

Perspective is Everything

In the spring of 2008, I was in an undergraduate class entitled Security Analysis Valuation. The main lesson I took away from this class was that school group projects are dangerous to grade point averages. The secondary lesson I took… Continue Reading →

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