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April 14, 2020

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Stocks Analysts Loathe & Love[1]

2021-10-22T19:56:51+00:00October 22, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

The chart below takes all the stocks in the S&P 500 and breaks them into five groups The first group on the left are the stocks analysts loathe (the worst-rated stocks) The last group on the right are the stocks most loved by analysts Stocks analysts dislike trade at ...

Staples Stocks are a Buy Today UPDATE

2021-10-22T10:30:41+00:00October 21, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

What You Need Has Never Been Cheaper vs. What You Want: This piece updates our last post on investing in staples The chart below shows the market cap of Consumer Staples to Consumer Discretionary stocks is now at a record low Wall Street is obsessed with IPOs, SPACs, and chasing ...

Debt to EBITDA is Out of Control: The Next GFC?

2021-10-19T17:46:25+00:00October 15, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

US Corporate Debt: The Next Crisis? Post the implosion of banks in the Great Financial Crisis the Federal Reserve stated that non-financial firms with debt/EBITDA >6x were a cause for concern regardless of industry Below is the percentage of total non-financial firms’ market cap that have Debt/EBITDA > 6x ...

Is CF Industries A Buy?

2021-10-19T17:37:34+00:00October 8, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

Looking at CF Industries Holdings’ stock price over the last three years. The chart shows the performance of fertilizer and agricultural chemical manufacturer CF, over the last three years Since the stock’s most recent trough in October of 2020, it has exploded higher, rising 108% We have been bullish ...

Twilio Investor Relations: A Tougher Job than Most

2021-10-01T18:36:51+00:00October 1, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

The chart shows the performance of internet infrastructure company TWLO over the last three years Since the stock’s most recent peak on March 1, 2021, it has stalled, falling -17% in an up 12.5% tape[1] Twilio has been a “dishonorable mention” in our pieces Junk Stocks, What Does Volume ...

Is DVN’s Stock Price Today an Opportunity?

2021-09-24T17:11:40+00:00September 24, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

The case for undervalued energy, looking at Devon Energy over the last three years. The chart shows the performance of oil and gas exploration company DVN over the last three years Since the stock’s trough in October of 2020, it has exploded higher, rising 242% As explained in our ...

What is Fixed Income Investing Today?

2021-10-01T16:05:11+00:00September 14, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

Low Yields are Now the Norm KCR recently came across a fabulous tweet by @charliebilello that caught our attention. In his tweet, he pointed out that the dividend yield of the S&P500 was at its lowest point since the stock market bubble of 2000. With the treasury bond market ...

Financial Fragility of Weak Firms is at Dot.Com Levels

2021-08-28T16:15:31+00:00August 24, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

Credit Risk in Stocks Using the Fed Definition of Speculative Grade Stocks Shows Elevated Risk Today The chart shows that the weakest quintile of stocks is as vulnerable today as they were in 2000 Vulnerability is measured by ICR, or EBIT/Interest Expense, and associated criteria as explained in the Federal ...

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