The stock picks are back this week, stay tuned for more interesting blog developments coming soon.

News is likely to be dominated by Greece this week after the country failed to come to constructive agreements with international creditors over the weekend. This has moved the country close to default and an exit from the euro. Read more »

The price-to-earnings ratio, or PE ratio, is one of the simplest but most popular financial ratios for estimating the value of a stock. Even though the PE ratio is simple, it’s an amazingly useful tool.

In fact, a study by Merrill Lynch found that 33% of professional investment managers consider the PE ratio before investing in a company. And one of the most famous value investors of recent times, Peter Lynch, was known to make good use of the PE ratio in his analysis. Read more »