MarketWatch: For stock market investors, there really is a great future in plastic


It’s about how, not where, people spend money, says fund manager Tom Plumb. Tom is fascinated by the digitization of payment systems across the globe. The Plumb Balanced Fund is unusual in that the stock portion consists of growth-style stocks.That helps to explain how the mutual fund has fared.

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PLBBX Expense Ratio: Gross 1.61%; Net 1.19%

PLBEX Expense Ratio: Gross 1.72%; Net 1.19%

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Price-earnings ratio - PE - a common tool for comparing the prices of different common stocks and is calculated by dividing the current market prices of a stock by the earnings per share. The P/E ratio is not a measure of future performance or growth. 

Price-to-book ratio (P/B Ratio) is a ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value. It is calculated by dividing the current closing price of the stock by the latest quarter's book value per share. Also known as the "price-equity ratio".

Price–sales ratio, P/S ratio, or PSR, is a valuation metric for stocks. It is calculated by dividing the company's market cap by the revenue in the most recent year; or, equivalently, divide the per-share stock price by the per-share revenue.

Correlation measures the relationship between the changes of two or more financial variables over time. For example, the prices of equity stocks and fixed interest bonds often move in opposite directions: when investors sell stocks, they often use the proceeds to buy bonds and vice versa.

S&P 500 Index - an unmanaged index widely regarded as the standard for measuring large-cap U.S. stock market performance.

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