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Forecasting the Future: Part 2

2019-10-15

Research Articles

Introduction In part 1 of this series on forecasting future results as the key to investing success, I suggested that reviewing consensus analyst estimates was a smart and prudent starting point.  Furthermore, I attempted to illustrate that consensus estimates tend to be accurate enough to help you determine whether a deeper dive into the company […]

Albemarle: A Cautionary Note

2019-08-20

Research Articles

Albemarle (ALB), this Dividend Champion, has increased its dividend for 25 consecutive years.  The company is a specialty chemicals company, and as such, the world’s largest producer of lithium from which it generates approximately half of its total profits.  Longer term, the lithium business is quite exciting as a result of the rapidly-growing adoption of […]

The Most Important Stock Investment Lesson I Ever Learned

2017-05-08

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Introduction My investing career officially started in 1970.  However, for several years prior to that time I was an avid and interested student of common stock investing.  My initial lessons were taught by studying the behavior and practices of the most renowned stock investors.  Although these academic pursuits taught me a great deal, nothing taught […]

42 Dividend Contenders for Above-Average Total Return

2012-01-11

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With interest rates hovering near all-time lows, investors needing income are faced with very limited choices.  The traditional high yield available from bonds and other fixed income vehicles are no longer available to meet the needs of retirees needing income to live off.  Moreover, it is almost a certainty that today’s low yields are not […]

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