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Mike Price

Mike Price


Mike Price, MSF has ten years of experience value investing.

Recent articles

Employee Culture American Express Capital One Financial

Employees Love These 2 Financials. Should You Love The Stock?

Capital One and American Express have a developed a great culture, but does that mean their stock is a buy right now?


These 3 Banks Are Buying Back Stock. Should They?

The management teams for these three banks think their stock is a buy.


3 Contenders for the Title of 'The Next Berkshire Hathaway'

Funding a great investment portfolio with lots of cash from insurance is much harder than it sounds.


2 Private Equity Firms That Will Thrive in a Downturn

Here's how to get in on private equity returns usually reserved for accredited investors.

Which Banks Make the Best Acquisition Targets?

Learn how to profit with three faltering banks that may be prime acquisition targets.


These 3 Businesses Are Doing What Your Bank Used to Do

You may think that innovation is rare in the banking sector. Here are three companies changing the way banks used to do things.

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Bull vs. Bear Market: What's the Difference?

Whether we're in a bull or bear market could influence how your stocks perform in the short term. But what about the long term?

What Is a Story Stock?

When companies trade on their story and not their fundamentals, you need to be vigilant in your analysis. Here are a few examples.


What Is Accounting Profit?

How to find accounting profit and what other profit measures may be superior.

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What Is GAAP?

GAAP is a set of accounting standards followed by most U.S. businesses, nonprofit organizations, and state and local governments, as well as non-U.S. companies.

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What Is a Good ETF Expense Ratio?

How to think about and use the ETF expense ratio.

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What Is Estate Planning?

Estate planning involves much more than just creating a will. Learn about planning for your future medical care, whether or not you need a trust, and, yes, how to make a will.


Using the Price-to-Earnings Ratio to Assess a Stock

Learn how to use the price-to-earnings ratio and what else you need to tell the full story.


What Is Internal Rate of Return (IRR)?

IRR is important for management teams working on capital budgeting. Is it useful for investors?

What Is Earnings Per Share?

Here's how to calculate and use earnings per share.


Dividends in Arrears

If you own stock in a company that suspends its preferred dividends, you are still owed those dividend amounts.


Understanding Shares Outstanding

How to calculate shares outstanding and some other share metrics you may encounter.


What Are Profitability Ratios?

Learn how to quickly judge whether a company is making money and using its resources wisely.

Accounts That Earn Compounding Interest

Compound interest is what can turn your savings into wealth over time -- even if you don't earn a great rate of return.


What Is Gross Profit?

Gross margin is one of the best indicators of a company's growth prospects. Learn where to find it and how to analyze it.