I'm pretty sure Yahoo's chart shows Total Returns.
I just ran Total Return calculations, on a Bloomberg, for both IBB & FBIOX for the time frames I noted earlier:
IBB V FBIOX
5 Y: 255% v 263%
2 Y: 104% v 105%
1 Y: 41% v 35%
6M: 5% v (1%)
Bottom line: IBB & FBIOX has performed relatively the same, hence I don't think Kaul deserves accolades.
I imagine IBB may be more tax efficient.
Hard to beat indexes, and that's why my largest holding by far is Vanguard's Total Market Index Fund. Almost all of my future cash that will be deployed into equities will go into VTSAX. It's fun to try to beat the market, and although some years I have beaten the market, I have finally realized that the "fun" can be costly!
Nice posts yourself, Dave!
Using the "logic" of those who "care" about splits, I imagine they always ask for all dollar bills, instead of a five or ten dollar bill when receiving "change" from a cash purchase?
When I review my statement, I gloss over the number of shares owned, but do look at the VALUE of my positions.
I do "care" about the value of my positions and I do "care" when dividends are increased, but owning twice as many shares at half the price? No Deal!
When all else fails, resort to name calling...how's that working out for you?
File under: love it when a poster's emotions take over!
Of course, Seeking Alpha is simply a platform for many people to publish posts.
Different people, different opinions, hence the "contradict" confusion you are experiencing.
No conspiracy here.
"A lot of people care..."
Dare I write that they should not care whether a company splits its shares or not!
Splits occur because a company's share price HAS appreciated. In other words, splits are an end, and not a means (over the long run re share appreciation).
My one positive take from a split is that it may be a positive signal from the board that they anticipate business to continue to be good. Oh yeah, perhaps one more benefit: it's "fun" to own more shares???
Do you agree with the following?:
Over the long run stocks are valued based on their fundamentals
Since stock splits do not affect a company's fundamentals, and it's a company's fundamentals that drive its share price, why "care" about stock splits?
"Care" whether a stock you own appreciates or not, but do not "care" whether its share price is 100 or 50.
From a different perspective, have you ever invested in a equity mutual fund? When I, and presumably you, invest in a mutual fund, I first determine HOW MUCH I wish to invest and then I execute the trade; the resulting number of shares of the fund I buy does not factor into my buying equation. Same should go for investing in individual equities, and does for me. I want to invest X dollars into XYZ. I divide XYZ's share price into X and round up or down a few shares and buy that many shares.
sno, remember: RIF!
Lafley "only" received $2M in salary; add in his bonus and some perks plus $12.2M in stock and you get $19.5 million! Yowsa!
Hmmm....$12.2M in stock; is that more or less than the value of your PG holding?
As a weed investor, I imagine you are familiar with the MJX Marijuana Index.
For the week, the index was up 92 pbs, while vape was DOWN 9.6%!
Of the indexes 43 components, only four decreased more than vape today...39 out of 43!
"This week will tell us how this companies (sic) long term stock lookout will be."
The week is over; here's my take:
vape traded just shy of HALF of the previous week's volume (not good)
vape closed at 2.08, just shy of its weekly low of 2.05 that occurred today. (not good)
Yup, this week's trade was rather telling.
What is YOUR take?
It has not been unusual for STKL to have some volatility in its share price.
STKL is my only non-US based holding; I hadn't considered the tax inversion angle...maybe someday STKL will be acquired. Today's action IMO is STKL being STKL.
"Commodity exposure is probably the largest story here. Analysts should be paying close attention to that right now."
I may be reaching here, but I'm thinking the analysts surely have and are considering commodity exposure!
"watch n learn"
"three" words I wish I never read combined!
But since they are, I have found the posters who employ such a combo to be either insecure or egotistical, or both!
"...you would think that would be a cause of concern for people."
Perhaps some are more patient. Sure, it would be great if every stock we bought only rose afterwards, but that is not realistic. Heck, I've owned a stock, but have sold some shares, for fifteen years...bought at 11.50, in a few months, it went to 50 or so (sold some) and then proceeded to decline to around 21 cents (yes 21 cents) a few years later. Now it's trading around 110.
The "problem" with growth stocks is when there is a hint (or more) that the growth is slowing, the shares usually take a hit; that's one of the risks of investing in a growth company.
As long as WFM is not overweighted in your portfolio, you should be doing just fine given how the market has performed.
If you are patient and willing to hold WFM, IMO you will be rewarded. Of course, some people will sell a losing position once it has broken even; that's a zero sum game.
life changer, most likely, but not in the way you believe.
On the plus side, as you accumulate life experiences, you may become a more wise individual and investor!
Maybe, but the same scenario you described happened to a post of mine on another board, while on other boards, other posts made by me today have taken.
Any conspiracy theorists out there???