I will be changing my approach to blogging on stocks next year. I think my blog entries are too long and they take up too much of my time. For 2016, I will only have one blog entry on each stock. Of course, if I review a stock that I have never before reviewed, I will do a 2 pager on that stock.
I plan to blog about stocks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week on my Investment Talk blog. I will write something in this blog called Investing, Economics Mostly on Tuesday and Thursday each week.
Instead of talking about a number of different things about a stock I will structure my blogs about stocks. I plan to start as usual in discussing dividends, their growth, their yield and if the company can afford to pay them. I will mention, if applicable, if shareholders should focus per share values or not because of increase or decrease in shares. I will look to see if the company has a strong or weak balance sheet. I will talk about anything that catches my eye when I update or review a spreadsheet. (At least this is the plan at present.)
I used to talk a lot about the current stock price and if it was good or not by doing at least 4 tests. I plan to cut back on this. I will talk about the current stock price using P/E Ratios and how they compare to historical P/E Ratios. Most analysts focus on stock price based on P/E Ratio, so I may also look at another method to determine if the stock price is reasonable or not.
I will continue to publish my list of stocks each month to check on the stock price relative to the historical dividend yield. I will only talk about dividend yield testing for a stock if for some reason this testing does not apply to a stock.
By this new schedule, I am hoping to save time for other things.
On my other blog I am today writing about Methanex Corp. (TSX-MX, NASDAQ-MEOH) ... learn more...
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