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🏰 Bullsh*t earnings
In this series, we will teach you 5 things about the stock market in less than 5 minutes.
1️⃣ Wonderful companies at a fair price
As a quality investor, you want to buy wonderful companies at a fair price.
Does this strategy work? YES.
Between 1990 and 2021, QARP (Quality At Reasonable Price) managed to outperform the index by 7.4% (!) per year.
2️⃣ Bullsh*t earnings
Never look at the adjusted EBITDA of a company. Management can fool you with this metric.
Charlie Munger even goes one step further. He stated that every time you see the word EBITDA, you should replace it with bullsh*t earnings.
In the end, free cash flow per share growth is all what matters.
3️⃣ One simple investment quote
As an investor, you are the owner of the companies you invest in. Act like it.
“Stocks aren’t lottery tickets. There’s a company attached to every share.” – Peter Lynch
4️⃣ TED Talks
TED Talks are a great way to learn about any subject.
Here are 8 great TED Talks about money and investing:
5️⃣ Example of a Quality Company
Garmin provides navigation, communications, and information devices. The company’s key focus is on GPS-enblad products. Think about GPS products for marine, aviation and fitness markets.
Profit Margin: 21.7%
Earnings Yield: 5.1%
Exp. yearly EPS Growth (3 yr): 4.8%
Insider ownership: 20.0%
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Compounding Quality is a professional investor which manages a worldwide equity fund with more than $150 million in Assets Under Management. We have read over 500 investment books and spend more than 50 hours per week researching stocks.