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Dynex Capital Inc.: Still Not Suitable For Retirement Accounts Part 2

2019-09-12

Research Articles

Introduction This is the second in a series of articles where I will be covering the historical performance and operating results of popular and highly recognized mREITs (mortgage REITs).  In my first installment, I covered Annaly Capital Management (NLY) found here, with this installment I’m going to cover Dynex Capital Inc (DX). However, before I […]

Annaly Capital Management Inc.: Not Suitable For Retirement Accounts

2019-09-10

Research Articles

Introduction Although some might disagree, I believe that investors either in retirement, or close to becoming retired, should be a little more conservative with how their portfolios are positioned.  This position is primarily predicated on the reality that investors in retirement do not have the luxury of the time often needed to recover from bad […]

Time In The Market and Value Investing Is Not Market Timing

2019-09-05

Research Articles

Introduction I am a value investor, and all my investments are made with a long-term objective in mind.  Consequently, I am a believer that time in the market is often what matters most.  However, I will qualify that remark by saying that you also make your money on the buy side.  What this means to […]

Valuation Is More Important Than Politics or Interest Rates: And Most Stocks Are Overvalued Today

2019-08-29

Research Articles

Introduction My personal investing strategy is based on the simple logic and reality that great businesses are by definition, better than average.  Therefore, to my way of thinking, it logically follows that the best investment returns would be achieved by investing in the best businesses that you could identify.  Moreover, it is also important to […]

A Very Attractive High-Yield Dividend Growth Stock You’ve Never Heard Of

2019-08-26

Research Articles

This FAST Graphs analyze out loud video will cover a mid-cap dividend growth stock that many may not be familiar with.  However, I believe this particular dividend growth stock offers an intriguing opportunity of high current yield, above-average growth yield and enticing capital appreciation potential based on its low valuation. MSC Industrial Direct Co.  (MSM) […]

Why A 15 P/E Ratio Is Fair Value for Most Companies: Part 2

2019-08-22

Research Articles

Introduction To me, fair value, as it relates to common stock investments, is manifest when the current earnings yield provided by the company’s profits compensates me for the risk I am taking by providing both a realistic and acceptable return on my invested capital.  Most importantly, as will be explained later, current earnings yield and […]

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