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July 2011



Question from a Bond investing Amateur

July 23, 2011 – Comments (4)

I am kinda confused about how discounted bonds work. If a corporate bond's price is 84, its coupon is 8%, and its maturity is Nov. 2013, does that mean that I invest lend the company $840, they pay me $67 a year, and in Nov. 2013 they will pay me back the 840+ $160? ThanksShamapant 



Story Time! Let's hear your about your worst investments

July 19, 2011 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: CLBS , ZSTN , POTG

Frankly, we've all made mistakes, and we can learn a lot from them as well. Not only is it fun, but unlike listening to a bull or bear pitch, its hard not to believe someone when they talk about what REALLY went WRONG. I got this idea after rereading the Motley Fool Investment Guide and it seemed like something that I could really benefit from.   [more]



Aggressive Income Play

July 16, 2011 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: LPHIQ

Life Partners Holdings Inc.(LPHI)   [more]



Motley Fool's Best Returns-All Stars Portfolio up 52%

July 13, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SIMO , LUFK.DL , DDC

The Community Outperform Screen:  [more]



If the US defaults, I'l never be able to look Alstry in the eyes again...

July 12, 2011 – Comments (3)

Ya, I'm sure that many fools would agree that while the US defaulting has could cause some major problems, Alstry is among the top of those problems. For this reason, the US should stop bickering and settle some issues.    [more]



Aflac Inc's Market Misplacement, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

July 06, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AFL

To analyze AFL's intrinsic value I used a discounted Cash flow method that is relatively simple. Rather than calculating the specifics of growth(operating margin growth, growth of working capital,etc) I simply used a growth of free cash flow to cover all of these factors. This is a 10 year discounted cash flow, but I am using 2010 as my 1st year as I wanted it to be grounded in at least 1 year of what actually happened. To calculate the terminal value, I used the exit multiple method(multiply the final year's cash flows by a conservative multiple to find its 'perpetual' cash flows). All of these values were discounted to their present values.   [more]



Happy 4th of July!

July 05, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EBS , OC

Happy 4th of July fools! Enjoy the fireworks if you can!  [more]



Wow there Market? 5%

July 02, 2011 – Comments (8)

The market rose 5% this week? Posting solid gains every day...the entire week. Is this a dream? Has there been any REAL good news to go on this past week? I'm not complaining, just skeptical about where this is going and how long it will last. 

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