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1. Thanks to Sand105 for generously providing the download. One item I have changed since the book came out is in the Quality of Profits Chart. I now have the accrual (GAAP) bar in-between the defensive and enterprising bars. This is to emphasize that the GAAP income statement is too enterprising for the defensive investor, and too defensive for the enterprising investor.

I had the same thought, but then just left well enough alone. This is easily changed, though.

BTW, in the BMW forum someone asked a prescient question about where to start the whole thing - put the ticker of interest into cell E8 of the Overview Tab (for anyone else reading). The numbers fill in from there.

The macro buttons at the top save things as you have them modified (and allow for you to look at numbers when not internet ready). The increment year and quarter buttons move your saved data for you when time passes you by and your saved info is no longer in the right column.

2. I recently finished writing a short (22 pages) guide on how to use the Earnings Power Chart. If you want a copy, send me an e-mail at Hewitt.Heiserman@EarningsPower.com. Included in this guide are charts of 9 companies that forged Earnings Power Staircases (or are still doing so) and made their patient investors lots of money. To make sure I stick to my plan, I find it useful to compare the companies I own to these "stock market Mount Rushmores." Maybe you will also find these charts, as well as the other information, useful.

Would love to see that.
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