Research Articles

High Yield Royalty Trusts: Enticing, But Not Necessarily for Retirement Portfolios

2010-11-10

Research Articles

As our population ages, the quest for income to fund retirement has never been greater.With interest rates at or near all-time lows, the traditional fixed income option does not provide enough yield to meet the needs of most people desirous of living off their portfolio income.Consequently, investors are compelled to search out alternative options. Royalty […]

Why Buy and Hold Will Always Be a Sound Investing Strategy

2010-10-19

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It seems like the debate regarding the merits of the “buy-and-hold” investing strategy is alive and well. We always find these discussions amusing, because we believe that it is such a pointless discussion. There is no general argument or case that can be made to support the buy-and-hold strategy or to negate it. The only […]

Costco vs. Wal-Mart: Who Wins the Stock Price Wars?

2010-10-07

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Headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, Costco (COST) reported fiscal year fourth quarter earnings Wednesday that beat street estimates only to see its shares slide. Although earnings were two cents better than estimated, revenues came in a little short. So far, the media is attributing Wednesday’s stock slide to the revenue miss and slightly slower September sales […]

Ten Prominent Defense Stocks That Pay Dividends, Part II

2010-09-30

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Introduction In Part I of this two-part series we pointed out how proposed spending cuts by Defense Secretary Robert Gates are designed to hold the growth of the $680 billion defense department budget to only 1% or 2% for the next few years. We further pointed out that these pending spending cuts were casting a […]

VF Corporation: Attractive Valuation With a Growing Dividend

2010-09-08

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Introduction and History VF Corporation (VFC) is the world’s largest apparel company with solid brands that are sold in more than 150 countries throughout the world. The company traces its roots back to 1899 when eight men formed the Reading Glove and Mitten manufacturing company in Reading, Pennsylvania. In 1911 one of the eight men, […]

McGraw-Hill: A Large-Cap Recovery Story With a Dividend That Pays You to Wait?

2010-08-27

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Over a Century of Service The McGraw-Hill Companies (MHP) traces its roots back to the 1800s. James H. McGraw founded the McGraw Publishing Company in 1899 and John Hill formed the Hill Publishing Company in 1902. In 1909 the two cofounders of today’s McGraw-Hill Companies (MHP) formed McGraw-Hill. Over the many decades that followed, the […]

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