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Retired Investors Don’t Buy Bonds Until?

2015-07-28

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Introduction The primary attractions supporting investing in bonds or other fixed income instruments have traditionally been high income and safety.  People invest their principal in bonds and receive a stated interest rate (coupon) over the life of the bond and are given the promise of having their principal returned at maturity.  Under normal times, bonds […]

Stocks for 2014: Are Dividend Paying Cyclical Stocks Acceptable Investments For Retirement Portfolios? – Part 6

2014-02-25

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Introduction Chuck Carnevale This is final installment of a 6-part series of articles on stocks for 2014.  In the previous five installments – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5, my focus was primarily on stocks of various categories that I believed were fairly valued even after the strong run that […]

Deere & Co: Short-Term Risks, Long-Term Opportunities

2013-10-15

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Nothing runs like a Deere (DE). Well, perhaps with the exception of John Deere’s recent stock price – year-to-date the ownership claims are trading about 5% lower. However, here at F.A.S.T. Graphs™ we find it essential to underscore the difference between temporary price movements and the merits of the underlying business. In other words, Deere’s […]

Invest In Stocks With A Margin of Safety To Reduce Risk And Enhance Returns

2013-09-13

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Introduction Of all of the many sound investing principles that legendary teacher and investor Ben Graham put forward, he believed that his concept of “margin of safety” was the most important of all.  This investment lesson was so deeply ingrained into the mind of Ben Graham’s most famous student, Warren Buffett, that he created his […]

The Industrial Sector Offers A Lot Of Value, Dividend Growth and Income

2013-07-03

Research Articles

Introduction to the Industrial Sector The Industrial sector is primarily comprised of companies that produce goods used in construction and manufacturing.  Some of the key subsectors include aerospace and defense, construction and engineering, building products and industrial conglomerates.  For the most part, these are capital-intensive industries that often operate on low or even razor thin […]

7 Large-cap Industrials with High Growth Rates, Low Valuations and Above-average Dividend Yields

2012-04-16

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This article screened the industrial sector searching for companies that offer above-average forecast earnings growth of 15% to 20% or better that could be purchased at an attractive valuation.  Although each of these companies pays a dividend, due to the cyclical nature of this industry we encourage the reader to carefully review the dividend history […]

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