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“Ye Of Little Faith” What Has It Cost You? Part 1

2015-06-25

Research Articles

Introduction I believe that one of the most important attributes that a successful investor must possess is optimism.  Any serious student of financial history would recognize and acknowledge that economically speaking, things are good much more often than they are bad.  In the general sense, common stocks have risen far more often than they have […]

Mr. Valuation disagrees with Henry Blodget: “It’s a Market of Stocks” is not a Meaningless Phrase

2015-04-16

Research Articles

Introduction There are many that consider the stock market the big casino.  Because I believe in adhering to a business perspective on investing in common stocks, I am not one of those people.  To investors like me, the stock market is simply the store that we shop at in order to buy (invest in) great […]

Maybe Diversification Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

2012-04-19

Research Articles

There’s an old cliché about real estate investing that states that the three cardinal rules are: location- location- location.  Clever pundits have borrowed upon this refrain and glibly state that the three most important or cardinal rules of investing are: diversify- diversify- diversify. However, careful analysis will reveal that diversification is a multifaceted concept that […]

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

2011-04-13

Research Articles

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. […]

Principles of Valuation Part 2: How to Value a Business, And How to Think About Stock Prices

2010-12-10

Research Articles

In Part 1 of this three-part series we focused on how to value slow and moderately fast growing businesses. In this article, Part 2, we will shift our focus on how to value faster growing companies. Our definition of a fast grower is one that has consistently compounded earnings at 15% per annum or better […]

Five Fast Growing Dividend Stocks vs. Five Fast Growing Growth Stocks Paying No Dividends

2010-11-25

Research Articles

This article will review 10 fast growing stocks that we feel are in the sweet spot for investors interested in above average total return. In order to be considered a fast-growing company, the stock has to have demonstrated a consistent rate of change of earnings growth of between 15%-25%. We consider this the sweet spot, […]

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