Steven Check

Steven Check founded Check Capital Management (CCM) in 1987. As CCM’s Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Check remains responsible for overall investment policy and portfolio management. He also serves as editor of the nationally respected newsletter, The Blue Chip Investor, which, like CCM, focuses on underpriced stocks of blue chip growth companies. Mr. Check holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State and a Masters in Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He is a past President—and remains active in—the CFA Society of Orange County and is a member of the CFA Institute.

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The Blue Chip Investor

Blue chip firms distinguish themselves from all others by having endured—and overcome—the erratic growth typical of newer firms. Blue chip companies came to dominate their industries by remaining one step ahead of competitors and successfully expanding in the global marketplace. These firms and products...
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How to Use P/E Ratios to Buy Low

Steven Check, editor of The Blue Chip Investor, studied the newsletter’s gain on its position in McCormick & Company (MKC), the spice company, to demonstrate the importance of investing when stocks are trading at low valuations. “As of this issue, we’re selling our position in This...
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Wells Fargo (WFC)

Wells Fargo (WFC, NYSE) is the fourth-largest bank in the U.S., with over 10,000 branches and $1.2 trillion in assets. The company almost doubled its size by acquiring failing Wachovia at the end of 2008. Although WFC had to write down the value billions...
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