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Want to Seek ‘Significant’ Alpha? Look Beyond Dividend Stocks


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On March 30, 2011 an author that I have a great deal of respect for published an article titled “Investors who seek Alpha should seek out dividend stocks”. Although I share an appreciation and penchant for owning quality dividend paying growth stocks, I also took exception to the innuendo and conclusions that his article presented. […]

Q1 2011: The S&P Is Fairly Valued


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As investors, we do not believe in forecasting stock markets or stock prices on individual stocks. Instead, we approach investing as the process of calculating intrinsic value based on fundamentals. To us, the most important fundamental to be considered when evaluating the True Worth™ of a market or a common stock is earnings. Therefore, it’s […]

5 Dividend Champions That Work Hard for Your Money


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You worked hard over your lifetime to build a nest egg in order to fund your retirement. Doesn’t it make sense that now that you’re retired your money should work as hard for you as you worked for it? When you were working, you were accustomed to receiving a raise in pay each year. Why […]

Warren Buffett Bought Lubrizol on the Cheap


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Monday’s announcement that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) is purchasing Lubrizol (LZ) for $135 a share is just one more example that Warren Buffett is the consummate value investor. Even after paying a $30 premium over the $105 closing price on Friday, we believe that Berkshire Hathaway is purchasing this specialty chemical company at a discount to […]

Pitney Bowes: Is the 6% Yield Worth the Risk?


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Pitney Bowes (PBI), headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and founded 1920 is the world’s largest manufacturer of postage meters and mailing equipment. The company operates in more than 100 countries throughout the world and employs some 35,000 people. There was a time, in the not-too-distant past, when Pitney Bowes was an above-average growth story, with a […]

Stop Losses Are for Losers: See Green Mountain, Garmin


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First and foremost, the title of this article does not refer to people who use stop losses in their investing strategies. Instead, the title of this article refers to the actual status of the common stock that the stop loss is placed upon. Therefore, a clear and specific definition of a loser is required for […]

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