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Is There Such a Thing as an Investing Edge?

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Top 5 of the Week of February 6 - Become a #betterinvestor

In our Top 5 this week, we discuss Trump’s effect on markets, an alternative perspective on how to use behavioral economics, and the hidden banking fees we pay. All this and more…

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Poultry Producer World Class on both Profitability and Growth

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WCB-indo-feat

PT Japfa Comfeed Indonesia Tbk is the second-largest poultry feed producer in Indonesia with a 22% market share. Both Profitability and Growth improved to World Class during 2016.

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Revenue Has Grown, Net Profit Has Not

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Charts of the day 16feb2017 - Revenue Has Grown, Net Profit Has Not

Chart of the Day: Over the past five years in Asia, each sector has seen a positive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in revenue. During the same time, only four sectors have seen a positive CAGR in net profit.

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Despite Slow Growth, Profits High at Chem Distributor

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WCB-indo-feat

PT AKR Corporindo Tbk has grown to become one of Indonesia’s largest private sector distributors of basic chemicals, petroleum, logistics and supply chain solutions. Profitable Growth declined to #3 from #2 in the last year.

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Profit Margin in Asia Almost at 2008 Bottom

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Charts of the day 15feb2017 - Profit Margin in Asia Almost at 2008 Bottom

Chart of the Day: As of 2015, revenue among Asian companies had grown by 115% since 2006, while net profit merely grew by 60% during the same period of time.

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Profitability Higher at Thailand’s Largest Chemical Co.

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WCB-Thai-feat

PTT Global Chemical PCL is Thailand’s largest fully-integrated petrochemical and chemical company operating in the refinery, olefins and aromatics sectors. The company ranks among the best 219 of 730 large Materials companies worldwide.

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Not a Market-Timing Wizard? Stay Invested

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Charts of the day 14feb2017 - Not a Market-Timing Wizard - Stay Invested

Chart of the Day: If you can perfectly time the market on best or worst days, well, great – do it! Unfortunately, that’s a darn hard thing to do. For the average investor, it makes sense to stay invested.

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20 Analysts Are Two Times Better Than Five

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Charts of the day 13feb2017 - 20 Analysts Are Two Times Better Than Five

Chart of the Day: According to vox populi (wisdom of crowds) theory, more guesses should make consensus estimates more accurate. However, for companies with more than 30 analysts covering it, accuracy starts to deteriorate.

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Weak Margin at Korean Logistics Giant

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WCB-Korea-feat

CJ Korea Express Corp is the biggest cargo delivery, logistics and courier company in Korea ranked by volume and revenue, with about 40% market share. The weak profit margin has been the main drag on its Profitable Growth rank.

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Cash Cows and Cognitive Bias

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Top 5 of the Week of February 6 - Become a #betterinvestor

In our Top 5 this week, check out these cash cows, examine the active investing addiction, and compare markets and investor irrationality. All this and more…

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