The Stingy News Weekly (03/02/03)
The Markets This Week
DOW 30: 7,891 -1.58% with a median P/E of 20.2
S&P/TSX: 6,555 -0.06% with a median P/E of 24.4*
The Value View
Dow at a P/E of 20: 7,813 (-1.0%) Poor Value
Dow at a P/E of 15: 5,860 (-25.7%) Fair Value
Dow at a P/E of 10: 3,906 (-50.5%) Good Value
S&P/TSX at a P/E of 20: 5,373 (-18.0%) Poor Value
S&P/TSX at a P/E of 15: 4,030 (-38.5%) Fair Value
S&P/TSX at a P/E of 10: 2,686 (-59.0%) Good Value
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SPPs for 2003
The long-term, risk-adverse investor should consider three factors
when selecting stocks with a Share Purchase Plan (SPP). First, they
should demand a low price. Second, earnings stability is desirable
because most investors sleep better at night when they own stock of
steady companies. Finally, investors should look for modest, but not
necessarily spectacular, earnings growth.
Japan's economic chicken littles
"They wail that China's boom will crush their ailing economy. However, this powerhouse neighbor is actually helping Japan."
The breaking point
"Worker health costs will rise a staggering 24% this year. Companies can no longer afford to pick up the bill. The battle is here."
The cable industry's costly profits
"After borrowing to build their systems, the industry is tantalizingly close to the black. The catch? Massive debts will hobble any stock surge."
New view says 'debt deflation' to delay recovery
"He pointed out that all three periods had great excesses, corruption and misinvestment, and that all had ended with excess capacity, enormous debt and financial strain."
A nightmare scenario for banks
"The nation's largest lenders are praying for an economic recovery this year. Otherwise, a scary batch of bad loans could come back to haunt profits."
This week's trivia questions are: Q1. How many stocks in the S&P/TSX Composite lost more than 75% over the last five years? Q2. How many stocks in the DOW30 lost more than 75% over the last five years? Q3. How many stocks in the S&P500 lost more than 75% over the last five years? The answers to last week's trivia questions are: Q1. How many stocks in the S&P/TSX Composite lost more than 25% over the last year? A1. 60 out of 227 (26.4%). Q2. How many stocks in the DOW30 lost more than 25% over the last year? A2. 12 out of 30 (40%). Q3. How many stocks in the S&P500 lost more than 25% over the last year? A3. 220 out of 500 (44%) Source: globeinvestor.comSymbol Search
Can you find all the DOW stock symbols in the following text block? Repeat symbols are allowed, but diagonals are not. D G L I D D J Y E L D B I P B R M K J M J S B E Y I O I N S I P I B B I J Q N K P V Z M I R A C I J H Z X M Q V F O E J Y H U Z Number of hidden symbols: 7 The solution to last week's symbol search in lower case Q U D V N V S M M I G R X Z G X X B c O e k K U M K B Z H F L Q Y m N N W S V I Q o D Y W N i E H S S I Q R b F V R Y a x p m B Number of hidden symbols: 5 Symbols: ibm, mo, c, axp, ek The Stingy StoreDownload a sample of the Rothery Report Download a sample of Frugal Funds Subscribe Today Bullishly Yours, Norman Rothery ISSN 1499-2795 To (un)subscribe please use our email centre at http://www.stingyinvestor.com/cgi-bin/email.cgi Refer to legal & conflict of interest disclaimers at http://www.stingyinvestor.com/SI/legal.shtml http://www.stingyinvestor.com/SI/legal/conflict.shtml
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