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42 Dividend Contenders for Above-Average Total Return

2012-01-11

Research Articles

With interest rates hovering near all-time lows, investors needing income are faced with very limited choices.  The traditional high yield available from bonds and other fixed income vehicles are no longer available to meet the needs of retirees needing income to live off.  Moreover, it is almost a certainty that today’s low yields are not […]

America’s Best Companies are Cheap – So Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

2011-12-19

Research Articles

Let there be no confusion about the purpose and intent of this article.  It is intended to present a positive and enthusiastic defense and a reasoned support of our great country and its economic strength and promise.  There are far too many that want to criticize and denigrate our economy and the very system within […]

The Case for Optimism: Our Top 25 Dividend Growth Stocks are Dirt Cheap

2011-11-23

Research Articles

Anyone who had recently invested in real estate would most likely agree that the phrase “dirt cheap” carries a new and enhanced meaning today. In the same vein, we would argue that our top 25 dividend growth stocks based on the potential for five-year estimated annual total returns are dirt cheap.  Consequently, we believe that […]

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 […]

Earnings Growth Rate = Shareholder Return Rate

2009-11-04

Videos

Earnings Growth Rate = Shareholder Return Rate This week’s blog is focused on elaborating on the dynamics between earnings and stock price. Today’s blog looks at velocity, or what I call the rate of change. In the long run, shareholder returns are driven by the returns the business they own generates. Not the stock market, […]

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