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Building A Dividend Growth Portfolio from Scratch in Today’s Expensive Market

2021-03-17

Research Articles

Introduction Building A Dividend Growth Portfolio Before we talk about a dividend growth portfolio, the stock market as measured by the S&P 500 is at an all-time high. However, that is not what concerns me. What I am worried about is the extremely high relative valuation of the market. To be clear, the market can […]

Value Investing Is A Long-Term Strategy and Should Be Judged Accordingly

2020-01-16

Research Articles

Introduction Almost by definition, value investing rarely performs well in the short run.  This is especially true when you are in a strong bull market like we’ve been in since March 2009.  Most companies as represented by the S&P 500 are currently trading at fundamental multiples that are significantly above historical norms.  Below is a […]

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, […]

Improve The Productivity Of Your Dividend Growth Portfolio With Technology

2013-08-08

Research Articles

Introduction and General Observations of the Information Technology Sector Dividend growth investors seeking quality dividend growth stocks to fund their retirement portfolios have not historically looked to the Information Technology sector.  Traditionally, the Information Technology sector has been associated with higher growth and higher risk. However, in addition to higher growth, many technology companies are […]

This Is What Real Bubbles Look Like

2013-05-28

Research Articles

With the stock market currently doing so well, numerous articles are popping up playing the bubble card.  Personally, I don’t believe we are anywhere near bubble levels for equities, at least in the general sense.  I do think there are certain stocks that are currently overvalued, but very few that I would describe as dangerously […]

How to Properly Think about Stock Prices in Today’s Volatile Markets

2013-02-08

Research Articles

Price volatility is an unavoidable aspect of investing in common stocks. During periods when emotions are dominating reason, price volatility can become more pronounced than is normal during calmer times. The insidious part of this fact is that the more volatile stock prices are, the more fear and stress they generate, which only feeds even […]

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