We are introducing a new feature! Each Tuesday, we will be posting an analysis of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). In this analysis, we will show all components which pass our tests for the defensive and/or enterprising investor, our current valuation, and the previous day’s closing price on the company. We will also determine our
Archives for July 2008
A question came in regarding our use of a weighted average. lppm05 wants to know how we calculate the weighted average when determining our figure for EPSmg. What we do is use a sum-of-the-years-digits method for the average. For example, using Microsoft (MSFT), here are the last five years of diluted EPS (note their fiscal
This week’s main question comes from dhannum, who asked what our tests are for the defensive and enterprising investors (something that I will add to the “Our Methods” page soon). Our tests come from Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor, chapters 14 and 15. We’ve made some minor updates to the criteria that he originally provided. For example,
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