Choose your Dividend Payout Ratio Wisely: Free Cash Flow vs Income

One of my pet peeves as an investor is the financial media's love of "earnings" or "net income". Earnings are not a good way to measure a business' success. They are often volatile and manipulated by management for short term gain or saving face. In fact, as a finance student, the first thing you learn … Continue reading Choose your Dividend Payout Ratio Wisely: Free Cash Flow vs Income

Calculating Cost of Equity with the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

I recently wrote an article on the Art and Science of Valuation. There's several components to it so I wanted to break down how to calculate a company's Cost of Equity. Why would you want to know Cost of Equity? Because the cost of equity is used to discount a company's future cash flow into … Continue reading Calculating Cost of Equity with the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

The Art and Science of Stock Valuation

In Finance 101, the first thing that you learn about is the "Time Value of Money". Essentially, it means that a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow. The rest of the course of Finance 101 is to determine how to value different types of securities. Let's do a quick overview into valuing … Continue reading The Art and Science of Stock Valuation

Integrating a Membership Purchase with Gumroad Ping

I've been busy building software lately. One of the main things I've been working on is getting Gumroad purchases connected to my web application. Why Gumroad? Because the people who have supported my book are already there. It allows me to put all of the content and training videos in one place as well. Achieving … Continue reading Integrating a Membership Purchase with Gumroad Ping

Building Dividend Growth Software, Transparently

https://videopress.com/v/RBG5XLvt?preloadContent=metadata If you follow me on Twitter you'll know that I've been building software to help identify and research dividend growth stocks worthy of your investment dollar. At the moment I'm using various tools like digrin and Finbox (affiliate link) to help filter through candidates and view discounted cash flow models to ensure I'm getting … Continue reading Building Dividend Growth Software, Transparently

May 2020 Ex-Dividend Watch List

Each month I attempt to list some of the stocks going Ex-Dividend during the month. Last month I was a bit late, but this month I've managed to stay on top of things. The market panic over the coronavirus fallout has made a number of corporates extremely attractive! I've included some lower yielding stocks because … Continue reading May 2020 Ex-Dividend Watch List