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Premier Dividend Growth Stocks: Is There Any Value? A Sector By Sector Summary Review: Part 1

2016-08-22

Research Articles

Introduction As a value investor, I must admit to being very frustrated with the valuations I’m seeing on high-quality blue-chip dividend growth stocks.  I have been vigorously searching for fairly valued dividend growth stocks to invest in.  I have thoroughly screened and evaluated every company in the S&P Dividend Aristocrats, all three of the CCC […]

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 Best Way to Judge Past Performance: Part Two

2015-07-01

Research Articles

Introduction On virtually every financial website on the planet there is a never-ending daily stream of stock tips and recommendations.  Consequently, the investing public is literally flooded with information and advice regarding what stock to buy today or not to buy.  Some of what is offered is supported by factual information and logic, but unfortunately, […]

Blue-Chip Dividend Aristocrats – There is a Lot of Value in this Market: Part 4

2012-10-11

Research Articles

This is the fourth in a series of articles designed to counter a pervasive attitude that common stocks are expensive today.  Furthermore, we would agree with those that contend that we have been in a stealth bull market for the last 18 months or more.  However, would also contend that stocks were so cheap prior […]

Newsflash: The Dividend Aristocrats Found The Lost Decade

2012-05-01

Research Articles

Introduction There are many people who continue to hold a jaundiced view of stocks because they were traumatized by the last two recessions.  Precipitous drops in equity prices drove them to distrust stocks and stock markets.  However, I believe that most of the negative sentiment is a function of what I would describe as vague […]

Sell your Bonds and Gold and Buy Dividend Growth Stocks Before it is Too Late

2011-09-15

Research Articles

Introduction Early in their careers investment professionals are taught the importance and benefit of properly diversifying their client’s portfolios.  Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT), which was developed and promoted by academia, has taken diversification to the extreme.  According to Modern Portfolio Theory, asset allocation is the primary determinant of future returns and in the reduction of […]

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