The Behavior Gap – Book Review

The Behavior Gap

I just finished reading The Behavior Gap from Carl Richards. There is no other way to put it, its a great book! The book is an easy read and Carl shares his insight working as a financial advisor/Certified Financial Planner and the observations he has made over the years of how people make the same mistakes over and over. This book is an ever-green read that will stand the test of time as it is generic enough to hold true now or a decade from now.

About the Author

Carl Richards is a certified financial planner and the director of investor education for the BAM ALLIANCE, a community of over 130 independent wealth management firms throughout the United States. He is the creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column in the The New York Times, and is a columnist for Morningstar Advisor.

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Chatter Around the World – 89

Chatter Around the World is a curated weekly update of articles related to economics, investing, dividends and personal finance. In these weekly updates, I also capture my blog updates and news related to my portfolio holdings.

Utilities Coverage in US

Utility Companies Coverage in US

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Norfolk Southern Dividend Stock Analysis

NSC

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) is a class 1 railroad company that dominates the eastern continental US and commands approximately 20,000 miles of rail network in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The company is one of the key players in the transportation industry and provides a great investment opportunity for long-term investors. Norfolk Southern is a dividend contender, having raised dividends for 14 consecutive years, with a 5-year DGR of 10.3%. The current headwinds the crude industry is facing provides a good opportunity to initiate a position in this best-in-class starting yielder.

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The Book Value

In this article, I take a closer look at the book value of the company and why you should consider it when picking your investments. The book value, also called net book value, or net asset value, is the total value of the company’s assets that the shareholders would theoretically receive if a company were to be liquidated. In other words, the net asset value of a company, calculated by total assets minus intangible assets (patents, goodwill) and liabilities.

The Book Value

So, the book value is a pretty important factor when considering and evaluating companies, and for this reason, I use it extensively when I publish my dividend stock analysis of a company. It is so important in fact, that it forms the basis of the Graham Number (more on this below), which is a calculation of the fair value of a company as per Benjamin Graham – the father of value investing.

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Chatter Around the World – 88

Chatter Around the World is a curated weekly update of articles related to economics, investing, dividends and personal finance. In these weekly updates, I also capture my blog updates and news related to my portfolio holdings.

Hispanic America

Hispanic America

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