The most optimistic 2022 earnings per share expectation for Facebook is $4.50. If the stock trades at 20x earnings, the per share value of the social media giant would be $90. If it trades at 25x earnings, the valuation would be $112.50. With the price of Facebook stock now sitting at $114 per share, the business performance of Facebook the company will have to exceed the expectations of the most optimistic Wall Street analyst or the long-term valuation of Facebook stock will have to be north of 25x earnings–one of those must come true for you to earn a positive return on Facebook stock over the next eight years.
I do not share that optimistic view of Facebook’s future earnings growth because the optimistic projections act as if United States will never enter a recession any time in the next few years which is important because advertisement rates are highly … Read the rest of this article!
I understand why insurance is the last topic anyone wants to talk about. Insurance policies can be both boring and complex–quite the double whammy!–and often times, the source of the insurance information is biased because most insurance articles are written by someone earning commission/affiliate income and trying to sell you something.
Those caveats aside, an important point to consider. In the late 1980s, a small collection of scientists began to predict that the New Madrid fault located in the New Madrid Township of Missouri was due for a devastating earthquake. That was one heck of a scary prediction, as the last time that happened in 1811-1812, the City of St. Louis was reduced to rubble and the earthquake was so extreme that the Mississippi River changed its path. It is the type of event capable of wreaking damage to life and property similar to Hurricane Katrina.
What many people do … Read the rest of this article!
Every now and then, you
might encounter something in the stock market that makes you wonder: Am I
crazy, or is everyone crazy? With what is going on at Tesla right now, I want
to offer you the reassurance that it is the Tesla shareholder base that is completing
disregarding the long-term intrinsic value of the corporation as the price of
the stock has climbed from $35 last year to $585 now for a valuation of $555
The stock, which is set
to be added to the S&P 500 in the coming days, is offering us a real-time
lesson on why Jeremy Siegel’s papers concluded that investors would be better
off owning the original S&P 500 without any of the additions that occur
over time (the reasoning being that booted stocks usually are trading at too
low of a price while the newly added stocks are getting there in … Read the rest of this article!
You know what I would like to read? A biography of the successful life decisions made by biographers using the knowledge acquired while covering the strategies of other successful people. I have this in mind anytime I read an interview with Alice Schroeder in which she discusses how her intense study of Warren Buffett’s tactics and philosophy have made her a better investor.
Specifically, she has mentioned that early in her career, she would often put up a mental block against purchasing companies that are trading at a higher price than existed when she first studied the stock or first purchased shares. It’s a very human form of mental anchoring. Joseph Steinberg, the founder of Leucadia National, has written that it’s difficult for him to buy a $10 hamburger because he remembers being a kid when it cost $0.10.
There are two logical ways to work through this mental block … Read the rest of this article!
VWEHX, the Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund, has been a great to investors since its inception in December 1978. VWEHX has generated 8.41% annual returns durings its thirty-two years in existence, which would turn a $10,000 investment into $146,000 over that time frame. Better yet, VWEHX has been the near perfect bond fund to own if you are after high current over the long run, as $108,000 of those gains would have come from income generated from the bond holdings that would be passed on to you.
The terms of a VWEHX would have been this: For every dollar you put into the investment, you got to collect $10.80 in total over the span of regular monthly payments that occurred over the following 30+ years. VWEHX has been the best way to enter the junk bond market, as the strategy involves buying over four hundred companies with low credit quality and … Read the rest of this article!