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Could someone direct me to a place where there are definitions of terms used to rate a stock. I can't tell if a new rating is "better" or "worse" based on the words that are used.
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Could someone direct me to a place where there are definitions of terms used to rate a stock.
- binnyrus

Hi binnyrus!

I've been around here for a few years and I've heard this term used many times, and the next post; Subject: Market Multiples give some insight on how it is used. I also checked my MS Bookshelf and it gives the following definition.

multiple:

Having, relating to, or consisting of more than one individual, element, part, or other component; manifold.

noun
Mathematics. A number that may be divided by another number with no remainder: 4, 6, and 12 are multiples of 2.

So just to look further; I Googled 'market multiple' and it came up with several links. The following looks promising although I don't know anything about them, nor have I used them before. Take a look here:

http://www.efficientfrontier.com/ef/403/fairy.htm

Efficient Frontier
William J. Bernstein

The Returns Fairy. . . Explained

When you Google this guy you will find quite a few references to him, pointing back to the above website, but quite a few others. I've heard him mentioned around TMFool as some kind of authority.

Good luck, and let 'us' know what you think.

~hildy
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Hi (again) binnyrus!


Just to confuse(?) you a little more, I decided to check some of the other Google links about William J. Bernstein and I found the following very interesting!


Take a look...


http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/WilliamJBernsteineBooks.htm

William J. Bernstein

Bio: William Bernstein, Ph.D., M.D. (North Bend, OR) founded the popular website efficientfrontier.com. A practicing neurologist and the author of The Intelligent Asset Allocator and The Four Pillars of Investing, Dr. Bernstein has an intensely loyal following of readers as well as an extensive network of media contacts. He is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal and is a frequent guest columnist for Morningstar.


I found this particularily interesting because if you know where North Bend, OR is, so I decided to use my MS Streets & Trips program and I found the following;


SUMMARY
Driving distance: 314.3 miles
Trip duration: 6 hours, 28 minutes
Driving time: 6 hours, 28 minutes


It looks like Dr. Bernstein, Ph.D., M.D. (North Bend, OR) lives about 6 1/2 hours south of me, which is on the coast by Coos Bay, OR.


Interesting stuff if a person decides to check out some of the facts!


Cheers;

~hildy
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