December 23, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

I have a personal goal – something I’ve been doing for years. Every day, I try to learn something new. I don’t always focus on business or investing (though those are two of my greatest passions). From time to time, I’ll try my hand at something new, and I am…

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November 27, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

Second only to Do you think we’ve hit a bottom?, the most common question I hear from folks is: Where should I be (or are you) putting money these days? It is usually followed up with some statement about how terrible the stock market is and/or how impossible real estate…

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July 2, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

Folks – as you can imagine, I have been busy ripping through annual reports and financial statements like crazy. Hence the irregularity to my posting. Back in October of last year, I had a lot of time on my hands – the effects of a high market and few opportunities.…

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June 24, 2008 by Joe Ponzio

Phil Fisher laid out fifteen points to look for in a common stock; three of them are directly related to profit margins. Calculated as net income divided by revenue, the profit margin is a quick way to determine which companies in an industry are most efficient (i) relative to the…

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