Finding Value In Consumer Durables – A Very Diverse Sector: Part 3

Introduction This is part 3 of a series where I have conducted a simple screening looking for value over the overall market based on industry classifications and subindustry classifications reported by FactSet Research Systems, Inc. In part 1 found here  I covered the Consumer Services Sector.  In part 2 found here I covered the Communication Read more about Finding Value In Consumer Durables – A Very Diverse Sector: Part 3[…]

Finding Value In The Communication Sector Is Easy Today – Finding Growth Is A Different Matter (Part 2)

Introduction This is part 2 of a series where I have conducted a simple screening looking for value over the overall market based on industry classifications and subindustry classifications reported by FactSet Research Systems, Inc. In part 1 found here, I covered the Consumer Services Sector.  In this part 2, I will be covering the Communication Read more about Finding Value In The Communication Sector Is Easy Today – Finding Growth Is A Different Matter (Part 2)[…]

I Love Bear Markets – Look at All the Value It Has Brought Us! Part 1

Introduction Although most investors hate bearish stock market activity, value investors – like yours truly -relish them.  Moreover, bearish market activity becomes especially welcome after extended periods of high valuation like we have been experiencing since calendar year 2014.  High valuations make it very difficult for value investors to find attractive common stock investments.  Consequently, Read more about I Love Bear Markets – Look at All the Value It Has Brought Us! Part 1[…]

Have these 5 Best Defense (Stocks) Become the Best Offense (Stocks)?

Introduction Nothing clears the pallet of a diehard value investor better than a good old-fashioned bear market.  In calendar year 2018 – and especially December 2018 – we were given what I would call a bear market.  However, not all bear markets are the same.  Sometimes bear markets occur because of a bad economic scenario Read more about Have these 5 Best Defense (Stocks) Become the Best Offense (Stocks)?[…]

Don’t Be a Stock Market Victim!

Introduction The primary objective of this article is to help the reader put this recent bad market in perspective and simultaneously provide lessons in valuation and how to think about stock prices.  There have been many sage pieces of wisdom that have been provided to investors by investing greats.  For example, in 1995 Peter Lynch Read more about Don’t Be a Stock Market Victim![…]

Nvidia: The Correction Was Justified and Valuation May Still Be High

Introduction Nvidia (NVDA) operates as a visual computing company that engages in the design and manufacture of computer graphic processors, chipsets and related multimedia software.  As a result, the company is involved in many exciting technologies that are either already mainstream popular and technologies that offer enticing future growth prospects such as self-driving automotive technology.  Read more about Nvidia: The Correction Was Justified and Valuation May Still Be High[…]

9 More A Rated or Better Attractively Valued Dividend Growth Stocks

Introduction In part 2B of my current series on building and diversifying a dividend growth portfolio I presented 20 dividend growth stocks.  However, in the FAST Graph analyze out loud video I only covered 11 of the 20 companies, one for each of the major sectors.  As a result, I have had requests to provide Read more about 9 More A Rated or Better Attractively Valued Dividend Growth Stocks[…]

Diversifying by Sector: 20 High-Quality Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks Rated A- Or Better (Part 2B)

Introduction This current series of articles could be summarized as a review of ways to construct and diversify a common stock portfolio.  In part 1 found here I discussed various viewpoints on how many stocks a portfolio should hold.  In Part 2A found here I presented and discussed Peter Lynch’s 6 general categories of stocks.  In Read more about Diversifying by Sector: 20 High-Quality Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks Rated A- Or Better (Part 2B)[…]

Did IBM Buy Red Hat at a Fair Price?

Introduction On October 23, 2015 I wrote an article titled “Retirees: I Did Not Buy IBM to Sell; It’s about the Dividend Income Stupid.”  At the time I published the article, I was long International Business Machine (IBM) and remain long today.  With the article I attempted to illustrate why I was including IBM in Read more about Did IBM Buy Red Hat at a Fair Price?[…]

Stock Selection Options by Category: Part 2A

Introduction In part 1 of this series titled “How Many Stocks Should I Own?”  found here, I focused primarily on how many stocks an investor might need to hold in a stock portfolio for adequate diversification.  In this part 2, my focus will shift to category selections. Instead of how many stocks to own, this Read more about Stock Selection Options by Category: Part 2A[…]