Ryan C. Fuhrmann, CFA, began his investment career at Northern Trust Corporation in Chicago. He is actively involved with the CFA Institute, an association of investment professionals, and has even co-authored a portion of their curriculum.
In addition to his CFA certification, he holds a degree in business from the University of Wisconsin and a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ryan adheres to a value-based investing viewpoint that successful companies generate sustainable cash flow for their owners and earn returns on invested capital far in excess of those costs of capital. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys reading, traveling and catching as many live music shows and movies as possible.
As one of the world’s most successful and prolific investors, it’s no wonder Warren Buffett is closely watched by the stock market. After all, the “Oracle of Omaha” has been able to beat the S&P 500 37 out of the 45 years… Read More
So far in 2012, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been fairly subdued. But the few deals that have been announced have taken the stocks of the firms being acquired much higher. Read More
When it comes to shipping packages, FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) dominate the global landscape. FedEx handles roughly 8 million package deliveries every day and UPS can handle about double the packages, shipping daily, about 15.8 million parcels across the world. Their U.S. dominance is… Read More
For about a decade now, investors have been worried that consumers would “cut the cord” and replace their cable TV subscriptions with free online content, which has been increasingly available. Truth is, this probably will never completely happen. #-ad_banner-#For starters, the programming content on the leading cable networks is world-class. Read More
Gone are the days when traditional board games and puzzles satisfied every child’s idea of a good time. Today, the realm of toys has fully evolved into the tech world, and instead of their living room floor, most people prefer to play games on computers, smartphones or TV sets. … Read More
The hunt is on. With oil prices below $80 per barrel and natural gas prices still at depressed levels, I’ve been heavily researching the best stocks in this sector, hoping to scoop up bargain stocks and ride the next wave of surging energy prices. Last month, I highlighted that energy… Read More
Traditionally, investing in the airline industry has been fraught with peril. But there are always exceptions to the rule. In its earlier days, investors could have done quite well by buying and holding on to Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV). When it was first founded 28 years ago,… Read More
Quite often in the stock market, the share price of a hot company can suddenly fall out of favor,...
Quite often in the stock market, the share price of a hot company can suddenly fall out of favor, causing investors to dump the stock. The trick is to find out whether the negative sentiment is in...
Back in January, I highlighted that state and local governments were starting to turn to legalizing gambling to shore up their tax bases. Since then, the activity has only increased. Massachusetts recently held a forum to hear arguments on why it should develop casinos, and Maryland set up a… Read More
One of my all-time favorite investing articles talks about how important growth is when buying a stock. The author goes back in time and demonstrates that, by buying into leading growth companies, investors could garner incredible annual returns. A key takeaway is that even when you buy in when these… Read More