Ser Jing Chong

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  • How I Made 60% and Lost 50% in Fundamentally Sound Companies

    By Ser Jing Chong - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: DLB, PNRA | Editor's Choice

    Mary Buffett’s Buffettology series of books have been a wonderful gift for students of Warren Buffett’s school of investing and in them, an often repeated theme would be a consistent trend of growing earnings as an important criteria in seeking winning investments. In the Motley Fool community, I have been exposed to many different investing styles from various posts by different members, but I have always had an more »

  • You Are Wrong Mr Salmon: Fundamentals-based Investing Works

    By Ser Jing Chong - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, COH, ISRG | Editor's Choice

    On 4 Dec 2012, a finance blogger at Reuters named Felix Salmon posted an article titled ‘The seductive Warren Buffett. A key takeaway of his article that I got was that Salmon did not believe that a fundamentals-based, buy-and-hold investing philosophy can enable professional and amateur investors to beat the market because “all strategies eventually run out of steam.” My response to his article would be an emphatic: “You are more »

  • How to Check for Smart Stock Buybacks

    By Ser Jing Chong - October 4, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, COH, LOGI, NFLX, PNRA | Editor's Choice

    Stock buybacks are often touted by management as a way to return value to stockholders. The basic idea is that the buybacks will enhance stock-specific value for stockholders such as Earnings Per Share. By owning a larger piece of the existing company, stockholders are entitled to a larger slice of the company’s profits.

    However, stock buybacks can destroy value for stockholders if management does not engage in them with more »

  • Learning from Legends

    By Ser Jing Chong - September 2, 2012 | Tickers: BRK-A, NFLX, SBUX | Editor's Choice

    Shelby Cullom Davis was a rather unknown investing figure until a book titled The Davis Dynasty, written by John Rothchild, was published in August 2001 and made him a little more publicly known. Davis turned $50,000 in 1947 into nearly $900 million by the time he passed away in 1994. That is a compounded annual return of 23% for 47 years – a record that can make anybody an investing more »