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Your Editor On Video: High PE Does Not Mean Expensive

FNArena Talks | Apr 02 2014

By Rudi Filapek-Vandyck, Editor FNArena

Investors visiting the website of the stock exchange,, are at risk of seeing my picture on top of their browser screen, as the revolving frame highlights a new feature that has been added to the ASX Investment Videos section.

It has not been since my infamous "alien" dividends presentation of 2011 that I have received an invitation for another contribution to this section of investor education on the ASX website.

This time around I thought it was apt, and timely, to explain as to why Price-Earnings (PE) ratios can be deceiving when looked at without the correct context. I also explain why a certain category of stocks deserves the label "All-Weather Performers" and why most of these stocks trade on high PE ratios today.

As I have also argued in recent writings, these seemingly high PE stocks are not extremely expensive and neither should they be avoided by all and sundry.

To view the video/download the slides of my presentation "Share Market Expensive? Depends How You Look At It", here's the direct link to BRRMedia:

Here's the link to YouTube:


Paying subscribers have access to my eBooklet "Make Risk Your Friend. Finding All-Weather Performers" and any follow ups I publish via FNArena on irregular basis.

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