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PepsiCo Dividend: Refreshing The Investor World

2014-02-14

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On February 13th of 2014 PepsiCo (PEP) announced – in addition to earnings – its expected returns to shareholders in the coming year, an update on the North American Beverage business, an extension of the productivity savings plan and guidance. As an overview, PepsiCo’s earnings beat consensus estimates; the company increased the dividend by 15%, […]

Stocks for 2014: High Yield and Fairly Valued Dividend Stocks for High Current Income – Part 5

2014-02-12

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Introduction Chuck Carnevale Retired investors seeking high income to live off of during retirement, face greater challenges today than almost ever before.  The days of high yields available from bonds and other fixed income vehicles are long gone.  Consequently, generating an adequate level of current income on retirement portfolios is difficult to say the least. […]

Stocks for 2014: Fairly Valued Dividend Growth Stocks with an Emphasis on Dividends – Part 4

2014-01-30

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Introduction I am a firm believer that common stock portfolios should be custom-designed to meet each unique individual’s goals, objectives and risk tolerances.  With that said, I believe it logically follows that in order to create a successful portfolio, the individual investor must first conduct some serious introspection to be sure that they truly “know […]

Stocks for 2014: Growth and Income For Total Return Part 3

2014-01-21

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Introduction When investing in common stocks, there is no one strategy that fits all investors.  Some investors are focused on investing for income, some for capital appreciation and others for various combinations of both.  Additionally, there is the issue of risk tolerance.  Some investors are willing and capable of assuming greater risk if they believe […]

Stocks for 2014: Something for Everyone: Part 1

2014-01-10

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Introduction Chuck Carnevale My biggest pet peeve regarding common stock investing is how so many people have a tendency to over-generalize this asset class.  Commonly held beliefs such as investing in stocks is risky, or that the stock market is overvalued, or that the fed is driving stock prices, etc., are just a few examples […]

How I Explain Amazon’s Stock Performance

2013-11-04

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Introduction Amazon (AMZN) is a stock that seems to defy conventional wisdom about how a stock is, or should be, valued.  Fundamental investors, like yours truly, recognize and respect the importance of the earnings and price relationship.  Moreover, I will be so bold as to emphatically state that in the long run profitability (earnings) will […]

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