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High Level Research and Company Comparison with LazyFA - Part Two


THIS IS A GUEST POST. CLICK HERE TO READ PART ONE!

In part one, we looked at the Red Flag Analysis tool as well as a few functions of the ChartMachine to get a deeper look at the fundamentals of General Dynamics Corp. In this section we are going to use the ChartMachine to compare two companies.

When researching prospect stocks, it is important to manage our expectations. Each company belongs to an industry and each industry is different. Comparing a defense contractor such as Boeing to a technological conglomerate such as Apple is not going to get you far …


High Level Research and Company Comparison with LazyFA - Part One


LazyFA is fast approaching 10,000 users. As I spend a large majority of my time on the site developing features, testing code and fixing bugs, I often wonder how users are actually using the site, which features they're finding most helpful, and which ones need improvement. To that point I recently reached out to an avid LazyFA user and asked him to share with me what his analysis process is like when investigating a new opportunity. He wrote up an excellent two part article explaining the basics of how he delves into the financials, using LazyFA to compare the …


Identifying Earnings Management by Monitoring Revenue Recognition Policies


In the investing world, there's a concept known as cookie jar accounting. This is for all intents and purposes a friendly way of saying legal financial manipulation. Cookie jar accounting is not illegal, but it can be a troubling indicator if it's done chronically, and even in a singular instance it can indicate a potentially significant detriment to future cash flows and earnings. To that end, the intention of this post is not to take a positive or negative position on companies that employ cookie jar accounting or other earnings management tactics, but instead to educate and inform on how …


Control


Throughout my trading career I’ve interacted with many traders. I have been a member of several different trading communities where I could watch some new traders blossom and others blow up their accounts. I have worked personally, on a daily basis, with many different brand new traders as well as some vastly experienced ones to both tweak my own style as well as to try to help newer traders tweak theirs. Ultimately, some of these traders have stuck it out and become profitable, some are still working on it, and some have decided that trading is not for them …


Six Backhanded Ways to Improve Your Trading Results


It’s been over three months since I posted a new blog entry here. I only like to write when I feel inspired, so that my readers consistently get content that can add value to their lives and never get a post that was posted “just because.” Having said that, I’ve been thinking about this for some time: Trading is the most difficult challenge you’ll ever face. Even if you do manage to make it over the seemingly insurmountable mountain of trading “tuition,” you’ve still got a long road ahead of you: you need to develop consistency …