Tom Armistead

About the Author Tom Armistead

I'm a well-informed retail investor and post on SA in order to expose my thought process to critical examination and comment from readers. It makes me a better investor. I'm particularly proud of bullish macro articles posted in 2009 and later, in which I presented ideas that encouraged me to invest very profitably in a rising market. I also did articles on individual stocks, many of which contained insights not available elsewhere. Finally, I wrote a number of thoughtful articles critical of financialism and the lack of ethics on Wall Street. I do not post for compensation, as I am concerned that editorial policy encourages and pays a premium for articles that invite the reader to speculate on the short term movements of microcaps, penny stocks, and controversial issues. The best way for me to monetize my insights is to invest accordingly. As a retail investor, I don't give investment advice. I write about what I'm investing in, and the thought process involved in decision making and stock selection. Hopefully some of what I write is of benefit to others, by sharing my experience as I interpret it and helping them improve their investment thinking and process.

Is International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Buying Back Shares With Funds That Should Have Been Devoted To R&D?

Summary Certain critics have asserted that IBM’s R&D spending is inadequate, due to wasting money on excessive buybacks. International Business Machines Corp.

An Interview With Mr. Market

He stops by my office in an 8 x 12 rear bedroom in the starter home my wife and I bought over 40 …

Deere & Company (DE): Enthusiasm Over Earnings Is Misplaced

I watched in amazement (and chagrin) as Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) popped after wrapping up fiscal 2016 on 11/23/16. The company beat by 60 …

Is There Anything Wrong With Intel Corporation’s Inventory Accounting? (INTC)

A recent article by SA Contributor Chris Ridder contains an analysis of the relationship of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s inventory and sales, and concludes …

Deere & Company: Quantifying The Long-Term View

Several weeks ago Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) was down 3.34% on a Friday, closing at $89.

Valuing Intel Corporation (INTC) After The Altera Corporation (ALTR) Acquisition

      Holding an outsize position in Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) since January 2014 when I suggested a $44 price target, I was …

Deere & Company (DE): Goldman Suggests Seasonal Play, My Thoughts On Their Suggestion

  In case you missed it, here is a link to what Goldman Sachs is saying about Deere & Company (NYSE:DE). Briefly, they …

Taking A Position In MetLife Inc (MET)

  MetLife Inc (NYSE:MET) is fighting the SIFI designation, and the resultant litigation is sure to provide ample commentary and some factual information …

Dealing With Sudden Outperformance: CVEO, CRC, CRR, IBM

It’s a luxury problem. As a number of speculative energy investments have done well, together with action in tech stocks, my discretionary portfolio …

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