Every year, market participants see August as ghost month, and this year, according to Chinese Lunar calendars, it will be from Aug 3 to 31. During this period, believers do not make any major investments, transactions or agreements as the period is well, inauspicious.
What happened to TEL shows how Buy and Hold (Forever) can hurt Juan’s investments. Those who bought TEL in 2006, hoping to gain much from it, will be depressed to see that after 10 years, there wasn’t any capital appreciation. Wasted time. Wasted paper gains all those years. I hope not a lot of people did that. Though again, a small compensation is the dividends so in that sense, it is still a lot better off than time deposits (even if invested capital did not appreciate).
Growth rate of earnings (net income) shows that the company and its value is growing. And if the company value is growing, that means the stock prices ought to grow too.