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Stock Investing for Beginners
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Figure 1: Apple’s Operating Cash Flow over the past 5 years (Source: Ycharts- Page 11

Figure 2: Comparing the operating margins of large and mid-cap companies in the restaurant industry (Source: Ycharts)- Page 12

Figure 3: DermTech’s stock price from Oct 2020-October 2021, total gains of 171% (Source: Ycharts) – Page 16

Figure 4: DermTech’s Income Statement across the last 7 quarters (source: Ycharts)- Page 16

Figure 5: AbbVie’s total returns of 206% since the company was spun out of Abbott Laboratories (Source: Ycharts)- Page 17

Figure 6: Abbvie’s Income Statement over the past 10 years (Source: Ycharts) – Page 18

Figure 7: Pfizer’s Income Statement over the past 10 years (Source: Ycharts) – Page 19

Figure 8: Disney’s Income Statement over the past 10 years (Source: Ycharts) – Page 20

Figure 9: Disney’s explosive 403% returns over the past 10 years (Source: Ycharts)- Page 21

Figure 10: The contrast between Altria’s stock performance between 2013-2017 and 2017-2021 (Source: Ycharts)- Page 25

Figure 11: Altria’s steadily increasing dividend yield (source: Ycharts) – Page 26

Figure 12: Altria’s Income Statement over the past 10 years (Source: Ycharts) – Page 27

Figure 13: Boston Beer’s astronomical 1,140% returns over the past 10 years (Source: Ycharts)- Page 28

Figure 14: The changes in Boston Beer’s income and profitability level over the past 10 years (source: Ycharts) – Page 28

Figure 15: Boston Beer’s Valuation levels (Source: Ycharts)- Page 29

Figure 16: The sky is the limit as Constellation Brand’s stock price gains 1,003% over the past 10 years (Source: Ycharts) – Page 30

Figure 17: Constellation Brands’ revenue and profit growth over the past 10 years (source: Ycharts) – Page 31

Figure 18: A comparison in valuation metrics between Constellation Brands and Boston Beer (source: Ycharts)-Page 31

Figure 19: McDonald’s share price and dividend payout ratio over the past 10 years (source: Ycharts)- Page 32

Figure 20: McDonald’s declining revenue levels over the past 10 years (Source: Ycharts) – Page 33

Figure 21: McDonald’s current valuation levels (source: Ycharts) – Page 34

Figure 22: Amazon’s staggering growth rates over the past decade (Source: Ycharts)- Page 38

Figure 23: Salesforce’s income statement for the past 10 years (source: Ycharts)- Page 39

Figure 24: IBM’s flagging performance vs. the Nasdaq over the past 10 years (Source: Ycharts)- Page 41

Figure 25: IBM’s declining revenues over the past decade (Source: Ycharts) – Page 42

Figure 26: How various “network effects” companies have performed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020 (Source: Ycharts) – Page 47

Figure 27: Google’s increasing revenue and operating income over the past decade (Source: Ycharts) – Page 49

Figure 28: Visa’s tough 2020 ends a decade of strong topline growth (Source: Ycharts) – Page 50

Figure 29: Facebook’s strong growth over the past decade (Source: Ycharts) – Page 51

Figure 30: A comparison of profitability metrics between Etsy, Uber and Match Group (Source: Ycharts) – Page 51

Figure 31: A comparison of valuation metrics between Etsy, Uber and Match Group (Source: Ycharts) – Page 52

Figure 32: AT&T’s declining stock price and rising dividend yield over the past decade (Source: Ycharts) – Page 56

Figure 33: AT&T’s cash flow statement over the past decade (Source: Ycharts) – Page 57

Figure 34: Duke Energy’s stock price and dividend yield over the past decade (Source: Ycharts) – Page 58

Figure 35: A comparison between Southern Co and Duke Energy (Source: Ycharts) – Page 59

Figure 36: Duke Energy’s cash flow statement over the past decade (Source: Ycharts) – Page 59

Figure 37: Southern Co’s stock price and dividend yield over the past decade (Source: Ycharts)- Page 60

Figure 38: Southern Co’s cash flow statement over the past decade (Source: Ycharts) – Page 61

Figure 39: Wal-Mart’s Income statement for the previous 6 years (Source: Ycharts)- Page 64

Figure 40: Wal-Mart’s Cash Flow statement for the previous 10 years (Source: Ycharts) – Page 64

Figure 41: The correlation between Intel’s fortunes and operating cash flow (Source: Ycharts) Page 66

Figure 42: Intel’s income statement over the past 9 years (Source: Ycharts)-  Page 66

Figure 43: Amazon’s astounding revenue and operating income growth over the past 8 years (Source: Ycharts) – Page 68

Figure 44: AWS’ impact on Amazon’s cash flow from operations (Source: Ycharts)- Page 69

Figure 45: Is Amazon overvalued? We think not (Source: Ycharts)- Page 70

Figure 46: A comparison between Amazon and the other FAANG stocks- Page 71

Figure 47: Coca-Cola continues to increase dividends despite less than stellar capital appreciation (Source: Ycharts)- Page 75

Figure 50: A screenshot of the latest 50 moat stocks on Finviz.com – Page 91

Figure 51: The outperformance of moat stocks vs. the S&P 500 (Source: Ycharts)- Page 92

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