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Suffering Stock Market Stress? Consider This Market with Negligible Volatility and Consistently Rising Values Instead!

2016-02-05

Research Articles

Introduction It would be an understatement to call the recent stock market activity turbulent.  High stock price volatility makes investors anxious and some people even become downright frightened.  These emotional responses are often exaggerated for people in or near retirement.  Therefore, I contend that all investors need to find ways to keep their emotions in […]

The Best Way to Judge Past Performance: Part Two

2015-07-01

Research Articles

Introduction On virtually every financial website on the planet there is a never-ending daily stream of stock tips and recommendations.  Consequently, the investing public is literally flooded with information and advice regarding what stock to buy today or not to buy.  Some of what is offered is supported by factual information and logic, but unfortunately, […]

Medtronic-A Lesson On Reasonableness Despite New Highs

2014-06-05

FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

People tend to lump all companies together as “stocks” and today the general characterization is that stocks are “expensive.” While it is true that Medtronic is at an all-time high price, this certainly doesn’t translate to an all-time high valuation. As such, many might be inadvertently passing over perfectly investable opportunities. Everyone is keenly aware […]

What Is Due Diligence? Here’s How I Do It

2013-10-08

Research Articles

Introduction The lexicon of the financial world is full of phrases and jargon that are often tossed about without considering that there may be those who are not exactly familiar with the true meaning of the terms.  It recently came to my attention that due diligence may be one of those idioms.  In my own […]

For A Healthier Portfolio – Look Here

2013-07-25

Research Articles

The Health Care sector is comprised of many diverse companies, as can be seen from the list of subsectors provided below.  Historically the Health Care sector has been comprised of a significant number of companies with above-average growth rates of earnings.  Consequently, a majority of the companies comprising the Health Care sector could be thought […]

Blue-Chip Dividend Aristocrats – There is a Lot of Value in this Market: Part 4

2012-10-11

Research Articles

This is the fourth in a series of articles designed to counter a pervasive attitude that common stocks are expensive today.  Furthermore, we would agree with those that contend that we have been in a stealth bull market for the last 18 months or more.  However, would also contend that stocks were so cheap prior […]

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