The 6 Most Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 1 of 5

Introduction When the Dow Jones Industrial Average first hit 20,000 in January of this year it generated quite a buzz within the financial community.  Since January the Dow Jones Index has continued to rise and currently is over 22,700.  However, the Dow Jones is not the only market index that is currently sitting at or Read more about The 6 Most Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 1 of 5[…]

MisterValuation Stock of the Week: Boeing Company (BA)

MisterValuation Stock of the Week: Boeing Company (BA) Introduction The MisterValuation dividend growth stock of the week is Boeing.  Hopefully the stock needs no introduction to most of you.  Nevertheless, the following short business description courtesy of S&P Capital IQ should provide deeper insights into the company’s businesses. “The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, Read more about MisterValuation Stock of the Week: Boeing Company (BA)[…]

MisterValuation Stock of the Week: Boeing Company (BA)

MisterValuation Stock of the Week: Boeing Company (BA) Introduction The MisterValuation dividend growth stock of the week is Boeing.  Hopefully the stock needs no introduction to most of you.  Nevertheless, the following short business description courtesy of S&P Capital IQ should provide deeper insights into the company’s businesses. “The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, Read more about MisterValuation Stock of the Week: Boeing Company (BA)[…]

Designing the Appropriate Common Stock Retirement Portfolio: Stock Selection Options Part 1

Introduction

What is the best way to design or construct a common stock portfolio?  This is a question I am often asked and my short answer is always the same – it depends.  The truth is, there is no perfect method or strategy for designing a stock portfolio that is right for every individual investor.  However, there are principles of sound investing that every investor can follow and apply when designing a common stock portfolio that’s just right for them. […]

The Dow Hits All-Time Highs, But The Truth Is It Remains Cheaply Valued

The Dow Jones industrial average sits above 15,000, an all-time high.  But don’t be fooled, this doesn’t mean that stocks are expensive.  I understand that it seems logical to assume that if the Dow Jones industrial average, what many believe to be the bellwether index of the stock market, is at an all-time high, then Read more about The Dow Hits All-Time Highs, But The Truth Is It Remains Cheaply Valued[…]

Don’t Be the Equivalent of a Stock Market Racist

There is no shortage of pundits and prognosticators willing to offer their opinions (rarely based on facts) as to whether or not stocks are cheap or expensive, or as to whether the markets are going to rise or fall.  In every case, the opinions and prognostications are directed as generalities such as stocks or markets.  Read more about Don’t Be the Equivalent of a Stock Market Racist[…]

Part One: The Truth About Earnings and How They Drive Stock Values and Shareholder Returns — The Historical Perspective

I want to start this article out with the positioning statement, that I am a fundamental investor, and that I believe in conducting a comprehensive fundamental evaluation on any Company (common stock) that I buy, or for that matter, hold or sell. My own personal core investing philosophy is about investing in businesses and not Read more about Part One: The Truth About Earnings and How They Drive Stock Values and Shareholder Returns — The Historical Perspective[…]

Growth and Value: Esterline Technologies – a Leading Defense Contractor

Investing versus Speculating With the amount of volatility seen in the equity markets today, many people seem to believe that the old proven practices of investing in solid businesses for the long run no longer apply.  But it’s important to remember that there is a significant distinction between true investing and speculating.  And it’s even Read more about Growth and Value: Esterline Technologies – a Leading Defense Contractor[…]

9 of the Second 10 Best Performing Dow Stocks are Fairly Valued

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Second 10 Best Performers There is a lot of discussion taking place today about whether or not stocks are good long-term investments.  Most of it is slanted towards the negative with dire forecasts of poor future returns. Implied in these forecasts of doom are opinions that stocks are overvalued today. Read more about 9 of the Second 10 Best Performing Dow Stocks are Fairly Valued[…]

Ben Graham’s Stock Valuing Formula: It Really Works

Ben Graham’s famed formula for valuing a stock works in the real world! V* = EPS x (8.5 + 2g) Ten Real World examples of companies growing between zero and 5% These ten examples are based on our article: “A primer on valuation: Testing the Wisdom of Ben Graham’s Formula” (part one) published on 2/08/2011. Read more about Ben Graham’s Stock Valuing Formula: It Really Works[…]