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The A to Z Guide to Stock Picking
Learn to Invest from the Pros
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Corporate Finance and Valuation
- The Art of Investing
- 1Introduction to Financial Accounting
- 2What is a Balance Sheet?
- 3What is an Income Statement?
- 4Gross Profit, EBITDA, Operating Profit, and Net Income
- 5What is a Cash Flow Statement?
- 6How do the Financial Statements Flow Together?
- 7Depreciation and Amortization: In More Detail
- 8Capital Expenditures: In More Detail
- 9Working Capital Accounts: In More Detail
- 10EBITDA: In More Detail
- 11Minority Interest and Equity Investments: In More Detail
- 12Calculating Cash Flow: In More Detail
- 13Notes to the Financial Statements
- 1Corporate Legal Structures and the Role of Management
- 2Public Companies and the IPO Process
- 3Understanding Capital Structure and Market Value
- 4Share Count and Calculating Market Capitalization
- 5Present Value, Future Value, and Discount Rates
- 6Perpetuities and Growing Perpetuities
- 7Cost of Equity, Cost of Debt, and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
- 8Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Analysis of Verizon: Simple Example
- 9Relative Valuation: Price to Earnings, Price to Cash Flow, Enterprise Value to EBITDA
- 10Understanding the Historic P/E Multiple of the S&P 500
- 11Comparing Multiples: Are these Companies Comparable?
- 12What is Sum of the Parts Valuation?
- 13Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Allocation of Capital
- 14Calculating Accretion/Dilution of Acquisitions and Stock Buybacks
- 15Problem Set – Calculating Accretion/Dilution and Target Prices
- 16What is Investment Grade Debt vs. Junk Debt?
- 17What is Financial Leverage vs. Operating Leverage? A Review of Net Debt / EBITDA and Incremental Margins
- 1Our Approach to Investing
- 2Create an Investment Write-up for Every Position
- 3What are the characteristics of a good company vs. a good investment?
- 4Where should I look for investment ideas?
- 5Should I choose an investment universe? Generalist or sector specialist
- 6The Role of the Sell-side and Consensus Estimates
- 7Where can I find consensus earnings estimates?
- 8What process do I follow for researching a new company?
- 9Formulating an Investment Thesis – The Divergent View
- 10How do you pick a stock price target? Finalizing the valuation.
- 11What is a cheap valuation vs. an expensive valuation?
- 12Establishing an investment timeline and catalyst path for your investment
- 13Identify the risk factors for your investment
- 14Investment write-up: Finalizing the Charter (CHTR) write-up
- 15When do you purchase a stock and when do you sell it?
- 16Portfolio construction: building and managing a portfolio of stocks
- 17Quarterly Earnings: Holding investments into their quarterly earnings reports
- 18Advice for new investors: 15 tips learnt the hard way
Amazon (AMZN) – Investor Notes
Square (SQ) – Investor Notes
American Tower (AMT) – Investor Notes
Yelp (YELP) – Investor Notes
Verizon (VZ) – Investor Notes
Spotify Technology (SPOT) – Investor Notes
SBA Communications (SBAC) – Investor Notes
PayPal (PYPL) – Investor Notes
Marriott (MAR) – Investor Notes
Mastercard (MA) – Investor Notes
Live Nation (LYV) – Company Profile
Live Nation (LYV) – Investor Notes
InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) – Investor Notes
Hilton (HLT) – Investor Notes
Grubhub (GRUB) – Investor Notes
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