Category Archives: General Market Comments

Insights on the forces that shape our capital markets and the future of our country.

Morningstar’s Dominance: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Investors and advisors deserve other, independent sources of research that go beyond Morningstar’s backward-looking methodology.

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Markets Need a Single, Official Definition of “Fiduciary”

Differing definitions only add to the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the debate over the Fiduciary Rule. Regulators need to put forward a unified definition of the fiduciary duty so that investors and advisors can have a fully informed debate on the matter.

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See Us on CNBC Talking Facebook at 3:30ET Today

Learn more on Wednesday, November 1 at 3:30 ET when New Constructs CEO, David Trainer, joins CNBC’s Closing Bell to discuss Facebook’s business and the upside in its stock.

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Open Letter To The SEC: Disclosure Is Not Enough

The SEC could assuage uncertainty by more clearly outlining its view of how advisors can fulfill the Fiduciary Duty of Care.

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Webinar: Best in Class Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)

Join us on Wednesday, October 25, at 4pm ET for our webinar, “Best in Class Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).” David Trainer will explain how our research is superior to competitors, and how big-4 accounting firm, Ernst & Young, proves the superiority of our data and analytics.

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Invested Capital Turns: Explanation and Examples

Invested capital turns are an important consideration in the analysis of return on invested capital (ROIC) and a key measure of balance sheet efficiency.

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See Us on CNBC Discussing Wal-Mart

New Constructs CEO, David Trainer, joins CNBC’s Closing Bell to discuss Wal-Mart’s business, the competitive landscape, and its current valuation.

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Ernst & Young Proves Superiority of Our Data & ROIC

In a new white paper, “Getting ROIC right: how an accurate view of ROIC can drive improved shareholder value”, E&Y demonstrates the superiority of our data analytics and the importance of getting ROIC right.

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Netflix’s Price Increase Signals Original Content Isn’t Enough

We believe the price increase signifies that Netflix’s competitive advantage has been wiped away. In order to justify its massive original content budget, it must raise prices if it is to ever meet the expectations implied by its stock price.

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See Us on CNBC Discussing Netflix

On Thursday October 5, New Constructs CEO, David Trainer, joined CNBC’s Closing Bell to discuss Netflix’s business, the competitive landscape, and its current valuation.

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Big Banks Will Win the Fintech Revolution

Large incumbent financial firms will continue to control the bulk of the value in the industry, but the structure of the value chain and the way these firms compete will change drastically.

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“Clean Up With 40 Years of Dividend Boosts” – Barron’s

On Thursday, Barron’s featured our research on a recent long idea.

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United Technologies Overpaid for Rockwell Collins

Simply put, the price UTX will pay for this acquisition – which comes to ~$33 billion when accounting for all forms of debt and unfunded pension liabilities – makes it almost impossible for the deal to create long-term value for shareholders.

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The Earnings Recovery Remains an Illusion

Earnings Recovery Illusion

Our analysis of the latest 10-K and 10-Q filings for the S&P 500 shows that the GAAP earnings growth in the market has not translated to an increase in economic earnings.

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See Us On CNBC Discussing Salesforce @ 4ET Today

Tune into CNBC on Tuesday August 22 at 4 pm EST to learn more. New Constructs CEO, David Trainer, will discuss salesforce’s business and its current valuation.

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Solar Stock Face Off for The Solar Eclipse

With investors’ eyes turned towards the sun today, which of these solar stocks is the best bet to make your portfolio shine?

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Disney Dumps Netflix, And So Should Investors

Investors should capitalize on the opportunity provided by Disney’s streaming service announcement and the market’s overreaction to earnings. Buy into a great company at an attractive valuation (Disney) and sell an overvalued company with holes in its business model (Netflix).

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See Us On CNBC Discussing Snap @ 4:10ET Today

Tune into CNBC on Thursday, August 10 at 4:10 pm EST. New Constructs CEO, David Trainer, will discuss Snap’s business and its current valuation.

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See Us On CNBC Discussing Apple @ 3ET Today

Tune into CNBC on Wednesday, August 2 at 3pm EST. New Constructs CEO, David Trainer, will discuss Apple’s business and its current valuation.

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Nelson Peltz On Procter & Gamble: Sign of The Future For ROIC Laggards

Linking executive compensation to ROIC could create immediate shareholder returns and drive a long-term commitment to the lean and disciplined corporate structure that Peltz wants P&G to adopt.

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