Top 10 Fat Pitch Financials Posts of 2006

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 | Site News with 6 Comments

Happy New Year!

I’ve decided to spend some time today reflecting on 2006. The first thing I did was to look at my site statistics.  I thought it would be interesting to see what the most popular posts of 2006 were.

According to my statistics (actually Google Analytics), the most popular posts of 2006 on Fat Pitch Financials were the following:

  1. Exploring Greenblatt’s Magic Formula
  2. How to calculate your return on investment
  3. Phil Town’s Rule #1 Book
  4. Magic Formula Ranking Using Portfolio123
  5. Excel Financial Data Add-In
  6. Ultimate 2006 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Guide
  7. Notes on Charlie Rose Show’s Warren Buffett: The Man
  8. MFI – Rule 1 Big Five Combo Screen
  9. Magic Formula Portfolio123 Screener
  10. Magic Formula Performance to Date

It looks like articles on Greenblatt’s Magic Formula, book reviews in general, and stories on Warren Buffett were popular in 2006. 


  • Could you share how you used Google Analytics to determine this? I’d like to run the same thing on my blog. I would much appreciate it!

    k. January 2nd, 2007 at 3:29 pm
  • Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Let me walk you through the stops on getting your top ten posts of the year from Google Analytics.

    1. Log into your Google Analytics account.
    2. Click on view reports.
    3. Go to the Date Range box and click on the calendar symbol that has the hover over of “Enter Range”.
    4. Select Jan. 1, 2006 in the first box and Dec. 31, 2006 in the second box.
    5. Click on Apply Range.
    6. Now click on Content Optimization.
    7. Then click on Content Performance.
    8. Finally click on Top Content.

    I hope that helps you. Thanks for dropping by to leave a comment.

    George January 6th, 2007 at 9:43 am
  • This is fantastic, thanks!

    k. January 9th, 2007 at 4:51 pm
  • Any news on “Exploring Greenblatt’s Magic Formula” I am looking for more info or a current snapshot of what the current formula would be-
    I am most interested in merging the Magic Formula and the Rule #1.

    Chris Black February 21st, 2007 at 2:17 am
  • Chris — Earnings Yield for MFI is straightforward. But I’ve never been able to calculate the MFI “Return on Capital” based on financial statements data I’ve tried to use on the Internet (MSN/Reuters, Morningstar, Yahoo, AdvFN, etc).

    How were you planning on combining them, since one is a screening method and the other is a valuation method?

    You might find some interest on the Rule #1 discussion boards or the MFI Yahoo group…


    Randy Harmelink February 23rd, 2007 at 9:36 pm
  • nice

    author June 23rd, 2007 at 2:22 pm

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