Friday, February 03, 2017
The ever unpredictable Donald Trump started his presidential tenure on a controversial yet expected note as he signed a flurry of contentious executive orders in the first week of his presidency. In the week, President Trump lived up to his campaign issuing executive orders, as he continued to defy the traditional presidential image with populist, media blasting, and rebellious tactics. He abolished a string of decisions taken by his predecessor Barack Obama and stamped his own authority on American policies. A quick glance at the list of executive orders issued by President Donald Trump shows the near and far reaching effects of these orders.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Another year has passed, and another stellar report has emerged from furniture retailer Nick Scali (CODE:NCK).
As one of Skaffold’s Top 5 stocks for 2015, we keep a close eye on NCK.
Whilst the company doesn’t release too many announcements to the market, and there are only two industry analysts providing forecasts to Skaffold, the company’s track record gives us the confidence to assume that its able to do what its says its going do. The 204/15 results are no different.
Friday, February 20, 2015
If you missed out on your copy of Money magazine this month, here are the best bits from Skaffold’s piece on the Top 50 and Top 5 Stocks for 2015.
Had you initially invested $50,000 and bought and sold the top-rated stocks each year since 2012, you’d be sitting on a portfolio worth just over $87,000. A remarkable result in just three years!
Each year’s five-stock portfolio was chosen using Skaffold’s digital stock research tool – embraced by thousands of private and professional investors – whose methodical approach isn’t influenced by opinion or bias.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Whether you’re a retiree seeking income to top up your lifestyle, a young professional establishing your investment portfolio or a seasoned investor striving for consistent, reliable returns, the principles of investment are the same.
Sure the goalposts may be different but, when it comes down to it, only the best businesses will ultimately deliver long-term wealth generation.
Knowing what to look for will help you avoid disasters and focus on companies that will be around, and profitable, for many years to come.
There are five key elements of a business you need to understand to identify the good ones and scrap the bad.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Skaffold’s Funding Surplus / (Gap) shouldn’t be underestimated. Being able to see, at a glance, if a company spends more money than it earns can be a revelation.
The very best companies consistently produce a Funding Surplus. Even if they have a few bad years, top notch stocks bonce back into Funding Surpluses relatively quickly.
Finding companies that produce plenty of cash, and consistently end each year with excess money in the bank and a Funding Surplus, are now even easier to find in Skaffold.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Reports for around 300 global stocks flowed through Skaffold during January, including Apple, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, AT&T, Facebook, Intel, The Boeing Company, eBay, Nike, Caterpillar, Starbucks, Kimberly Clark, Yahoo!, Motorola, Xerox, Oshkosh, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Metro Inc, Prada, Singapore Exchange, PZ Cussons and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance.
Exclusively for Skaffold members, we’ve put together a list of companies whose latest financial results are now available in Skaffold, including updated Skaffold Scores and Safety Margins.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Buying top-notch stocks at below their true value is the hallmark of successful value investors.
For the past two years Money magazine has asked Skaffold.com to name the Top 50 undervalued stocks, including five standouts.
Skaffold’s 2013 top stocks produced exceptional results and outperformed the All Ords Accumulation Index, as our 2012 portfolio had done the previous year. Assuming you invested $50,000 equally across the 2012 Top 5 stocks on 10 January 2012, sold on 11 January 2013, then purchased the 2013 Top 5 stocks, and sold on 10 January 2014, your 2 year return, including capital gains and income, would be 21.3% p.a.. Over the same period the All Ords Accumulation Index returned 17.5% p.a.. Skaffold’s Top Stocks outperformed the Index by 3.8% p.a.. That equates to $4,560 more profit in your pocket.
On 6 February 2014 Money magazine will hit the newsstands, unveiling Skaffold’s top stocks for 2014, which for the first time includes global shares.
Until then, here is a rundown on Skaffold’s 2012 and 2013 Money portfolios, and how the stocks stack up in Skaffold today.
Friday, December 20, 2013
With Christmas just around the corner, we’d like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your family.
To our members, thank you for your ideas, encouragements, criticism and compliments this year. We love to hear your success stories, and challenges. Every conversation helps us better understand how you use Skaffold and what we can do to make Skaffold even more useful for you.
Jeremy and Shepherd will be in the office over the Christmas/New Year period (excluding public holidays) between 9am and and 5pm, and the whole team will be back on board from 6 January 2014.
Chris, Vanessa, Toby, Jeremy, Shepherd, Thibault, Luca, James, Gareth and Roger - the Skaffold Team
Friday, December 20, 2013
Having watched growth stock FlexiGroup Ltd (FXL) rally hard on the back of favourable market sentiment this year, value investors can be forgiven for wondering whether now is a good time to join the herd and buy into this exciting financial services group.
Some brokers have a consensus target price in excess of $5.00 on the stock, yet based on the 19 December closing price of $4.21, FXL is trading at a 27% premium to its intrinsic value, according to Skaffold. As a value investor this should trigger a big red flag, despite on many metrics FXL’s share price has an outstanding track record.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Having benefitted from an improving construction industry, top stock CWP delivered 6% full year 2013 net profit after tax (NPAT) growth within a subdued year for the sector when most stocks experienced significant earnings declines. In the year to 30 June 2013 CWP’s share price increased 42%, and has soared 80% for the calendar year, which is great if you own the stock - you’ve done remarkably well.
If you’re contemplating buying CWP at current levels, you need to look beyond some impressive top-line numbers and pressure-test its attractiveness. We’ve done the hard work for you.