Vocab

The knowledge base contains a short glossary, from this post by Saul:

http://discussion.fool.com/what-do-all-those-letters-stand-for-3…

Whoever updates the KB, perhaps consider adding the following?


TAM - Total Addressable Market, the total annual revenues expected for the company in question and all its competitors combined. Note: unless it becomes a total monopoly, a company will never completely capture its TAM. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_addressable_market

SAM - Serviceable Available Market, the total annual revenues from only those potential customers that can be served readily – in other words, without expanding to new product offerings (through capital investments, etc). Again, remember this includes the customers currently being served by competitors. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serviceable_available_market

CAP - Competitive Advantage Period, which as Tinker says encompasses “how long the competitive advantage will hold, and how large of a competitive advantage it is.” Google returned: http://www.tankrich.com/2014-14-mr-market-telling/

GARP - Growth At a Reasonable Price, which per investopedia is exactly what it sounds like: “An equity investment strategy that seeks to combine tenets of both growth investing and value investing to find individual stocks.” https://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/garp.asp

Feel free to edit as you like, those are just my words.

Bear

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