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The Importance Of Return On Capital
One grossly over-looked factor in investing is Return on Invested Capital, or ROIC for short.
Book Review: The Little Book That Builds Wealth
The Little Book That Builds Wealth is all about one principle - determining a company's economic moat. This is an important concept, as a moat protects a company's profits from competition.
Abiomed - An Up-And-Coming Medical Device Maker
Abiomed is a medical device company focused on the heart. Virtually all of the company's revenue is from sales of the Impella percutaneous heart pump, a device which relieves the burden on the heart during surgery.
Some Thoughts On The Recent Market Decline
After about 20 months of essentially unfettered gains, the S&P 500 has gone backwards pretty sharply in the past week.
What Quality Growth Really Means
The Quality Growth spell sets its universe of "growth" stocks by limiting the stocks it considers to the average 3-year revenue growth figures that are in the top 20% of the market
3 Examples Of Consumer Brand Destruction
One of the few durable long-term competitive advantages a company can build over its competitors is developing a consumer brand intangible asset.


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Why I Am Never Going To Own A Home Again
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I liked the article, but you don't have kids do you? :)

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Alexander Online Properties / MagicDiligence.com
January 2008 - Present (10 years 4 months)
Research and write about stocks from Joel Greenblatt's "Magic Formula Investing" screening and investment strategy. Fully developed custom website. Desktop and mobile layouts, graphics, content management system, stock screening and statistical tools, and automated data back end. Technologies: HTML 5, CSS 3, PHP using Rain templates, jQuery, AJAX using XML, mySQL, and cron automation.
Senior Applications Engineer
Atmel Corporation
January 1997 - December 2012 (16 years 2 months)
Developed numerous internal web-delivered applications: defect tracking system, automated email distribution tool, personnel management system, die size estimation tool, cell development tracking system. Technologies: HTML, CSS, object-oriented Javascript, Oracle and Postgres integration. Lead developer and primary support contact on several large integrated circuit CAD applications and automated design flows. Technologies: C (GCC), Perl, Tcl/Tk.


University of Maryland College Park
1993 / 1998
Computer Science


Steve Alexander
Alexander Online Properties

Researching and recommending the best value stock investing opportunities in Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula Investing and similar screens.