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.  

Analyst Articles

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

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

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