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12 Dividend Growth Stocks That Meet My “Magic Formula for Dividend Growth Investors”

2017-02-09

Research Articles

Investing Thesis When investing for dividend growth there are several key attributes that I consider crucial for long-term success.  My definition of long-term success is first and foremost to generate a steadily-rising dividend income stream, and secondarily, the opportunity to generate a reasonable level of capital appreciation.  With this article I will present 12 dividend […]

Which Is the Better Valuation Metric? The P/E Ratio or the PEG Ratio: Part 1

2016-10-28

Research Articles

Introduction Recently, I have been engaged in rather intense discussions regarding the validity of P/E ratios versus PEG ratios as proper or appropriate valuation metrics.  I generally find these types of debates befuddling for a couple of reasons.  One, they are often a result of a failure to communicate.  Either party or sometimes both parties […]

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 Interpretation of the Earnings and Price Correlated F.A.S.T. Graphs™ Made Simple

2016-01-26

Research Articles

The Interpretation of the Earnings and Price Correlated F.A.S.T. Graphs™ Made Simple At their core, F.A.S.T. Graphs™ are easy to interpret and understand. When you are clear on what the lines and shaded areas on a F.A.S.T. Graphs™ represent, you will experience an instantaneous and comprehensive understanding of the business behind the stock, and how […]

How Can You Avoid Value Traps In this Market?

2016-01-22

Research Articles

Introduction When the stock market turns bad, like it has been recently, investors find it extremely difficult to remain positive.  As a result, people tend to be more cynical during bad times than they would normally be during better times.  When this happens, it becomes all too easy to paint every stock in the stock […]

How To Calculate The Intrinsic Value Of Your Common Stocks: Part 1

2013-09-20

Research Articles

Introduction Every investor in common stocks is faced with the challenge of knowing when to buy, sell or hold.  Additionally, this challenge will be approached differently by the true investor than it would by a speculator.  But since I know very little about speculation (trading or market timing), this article will be focused on assisting […]

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