Fundamental Analysis Basics

I envy writers and researchers that can summarize ideas concisely without over-simplifying.

This article appears courtesy of John Maudlin's 'Outside the Box' email. The article is about short selling but the tool, the F-score developed by University of Chicago professor Joseph Piotroski, described in the article is about as efficient a winnower of companies as I've found. Missing, of course, is valuation and price so you still need to determine if the stock is as good as the company.

Maudlin is one of my favorite sources for insight, investing, economic, and otherwise. His email is