Ulta Beauty Inc. – A Robust Retailer That You Will Want in Your Portfolio

SUMMARY As the retail landscape continues to experience a sea of changes, many companies struggle to keep up with the competition. Ulta Salon has proved to be exceptional as it has grown sales, profits and store count over the years. CEO Mary Dillon demonstrated to shareholders that she is more than capable of directing the company’s growth.   Introduction Investing is never easy because it requires people to think further …

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Markel Corp : A Company Similar To Berkshire Hathaway’s track record?

SUMMARY Markel is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets with their principal business in the underwriting of specialty insurance products. The company has a structure which is fairly similar to Berkshire Hathaway and has a stunning track record of compounding its business over time. While it is similar to Berkshire in some ways, it does not have the same accomplishments. Hence, this could mean that …

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What Is Cryptocurrency And Is It Worth Investing In Singapore?

SUMMARY The rise of popularity in cryptocurrency has caught the attention of even the most conservative investors. What is a cryptocurrency and how does the underlying technology known as the blockchain works? Does the digital coin and its relatives have any room in our portfolios?   Introduction Although most of our articles focus on value investing in businesses or other financial instruments such as bonds or exchange traded funds (ETFs), …

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Five Hard Truths That I Learnt About Money

Five Hard Truths That I Learnt About Money SUMMARY Some truths about money are consistent no matter how much you earn or invest Here are five truths that I reflect upon about money as I grew older No matter who you are, or how much money you make, or your philosophy and strategy on investing, a few truths apply to almost everyone and the way they manage their finances. Here …

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The 5 Rules You Must Know In Order Invest

SUMMARY Investing should be simple despite what conventional wisdom says. Rules-based investing can help one to achieve their goals. 5 simple rules to apply no matter what kind of investor you are. Introduction Investing may seem complicated. But it really isn’t once you realize that most of what you need to know can fit on a fairly small list. No matter what your investing goal, you can make money just …

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How To Invest And Be Profitable Even When You Are Wrong 6 Out Of 10 Times?

Summary Have an Edge to deliver profit consistently Have a Money Management to manage downside by a. Having an exit strategy either having a profit target or loss limit b. Position Sizing to limit your loss exposure   You may be thinking how is it possible to profit when you are wrong in your investment most of the time – To be exact is 6 out of 10 times! To …

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How Does The Donald Trump Administration Affect The Stock Market?

Summary Stock ideas in 2017. Companies with huge offshore cash. The positive impact of Trump tax reform plan. President Donald Trump inauguration has caused millions of protesters taken to the street to rally against the new U.S. president. It is also a day of celebration where the Dow hit 20,000 for the first time. Source: SCMP During the first week of the Donald Trump presidency, the new U.S. president wasted …

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THE SECRET WHY ONLY A SMALL GROUP OF INVESTORS MAKE MONEY – VALUATION (Part 1 of 4)

Source: masterworkscoaching Summary: 1. What is Valuation and Why Most People Lose Money! 2. Comparable Company Analysis • Step 1: Identify a Company that you Want, Find & Compare Market Capitalization & Enterprise Value • Step 2: Find Metrics & Multiples, and Compare Against an Industry Average or Against its Competitors • Step 3: Compare Multiples to Determine if Stock is Overvalued/Undervalued • Step 4: Find EV • Step 5: …

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WHAT MAKES ANY COMPANY AND YOU MAKE MONEY? ECONOMIC MOATS!

1. Introduction As investors, we are constantly on the hunt for the next business to add into portfolios. But before we make any purchase, it would be prudent and wise of us to ask ourselves this question: Does the company that I am about to buy have any economic moats or a Durable Competitive Advantage? 2. What is an Economic Moat? In the first place, what is an economic moat? …

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