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My take on an old saying:

Those who can, do.
Those who can't, teach.
Those who can't teach, profess.

The bottom line is the value of a stock depends on two things: The amount of your gain, and the amount of time it took to make that gain.

Your gain is comprised of two things: The amount of your future dividends and your capital appreciation.

But you know what, both your future dividends and capital appreciation is unknown. A number of factors go into determining both, and those factors are always changing. So the best you can do is make an educated guess of what they will be. Therefore, the idea that you can plug a few numbers into a formula and it will give you a concrete value is a load of bs.

Stock investing is both an art and a science.

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