Research Articles

11 Dividend Aristocrats That Have Come Into Fair Value

2015-09-22

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Introduction Recent weakness in the stock market is creating value for those with the foresight and courage to invest when opportunities present themselves.  This is important, because subsequent to the Great Recession many of the premier dividend growth stocks such as those on the Standard & Poor’s Dividend Aristocrats list have become overvalued. Many attribute […]

Choosing Common Stocks That Make Sense for Your Retirement Portfolio: Part 2

2015-09-17

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Choosing Common Stocks That Make Sense for Your Retirement Portfolio: Part 2 Introduction Choosing the most appropriate stocks for the common stock portion of your retirement portfolio is vitally important.  In part 1 of this series found here I presented the 6 broad categories of stocks (businesses) that renowned mutual fund manager Peter Lynch presented […]

Designing the Appropriate Common Stock Retirement Portfolio: Stock Selection Options Part 1

2015-09-11

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Introduction What is the best way to design or construct a common stock portfolio?  This is a question I am often asked and my short answer is always the same – it depends.  The truth is, there is no perfect method or strategy for designing a stock portfolio that is right for every individual investor.  […]

Alliance Resource Partners: An Intriguing Speculation that Pays you Lavishly to Wait

2015-09-04

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Introduction Currently there is probably no more controversial sector in finance than the energy sector.  The sub- industry sector coal faces even more challenges than oil and gas.  However, it is often in areas with the greatest risk where the best long-term returns can be found. Generally speaking, I am a fervent believer and supporter […]

Musings on the Market

2015-09-04

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Introduction Recent volatility in the primary stock markets has changed the valuation landscape quite a bit.  It was not too long ago that people were talking about stock market bubbles and massive overvaluation.  Personally, I have felt that much of the concerns about overvaluation were exaggerated.  I want to be clear, I did believe that […]

The 2 Keys to the Magic Formula for Long-Term Investment Success

2015-09-03

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Introduction Investing in anything comes with a degree of uncertainty because all investing returns happen in the future.  And even though the future is unpredictable, the future is what everyone that invests is investing for.  These realities present important challenges that every investor must face and deal with in order to succeed. But even though […]

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