Undervalued Growth and Dividend Growth in Health Technology: Part 11

Introduction Although many Health Technology Sector companies have significantly outperformed the market on a long-term basis, they have significantly underperformed the market since the beginning of 2015.  With only a few minor exceptions, this is true for most companies, especially the pharmaceutical companies, operating in this sector. On the other hand, there are several examples Read more about Undervalued Growth and Dividend Growth in Health Technology: Part 11[…]

6 Health Services Stocks Offering Growth at a Reasonable Price: Part 10

Introduction The Health Services Sector is one of the smallest sectors as presented by FactSet as it only contains 137 companies out of more than 19,000 in the US and Canadian universe.  Furthermore, since I was also screening for quality based on investment grade S&P Credit Ratings of BBB- or better, I was additionally surprised Read more about 6 Health Services Stocks Offering Growth at a Reasonable Price: Part 10[…]

There is More Value to be Found in the Finance Sector than in any other Sector: Part 9

Introduction I found more value in the Finance Sector than I did in any other sector that I screened.  All in all, I identified 131 attractively valued companies out of the 1,888 companies in the Finance Sector.  This is approximately 10 times as many as I found in any other sector.  Stated succinctly, there is Read more about There is More Value to be Found in the Finance Sector than in any other Sector: Part 9[…]

Comprehensive Research and Due Diligence Is a Process, Here Is Mine

Introduction One of the subscribers and regular viewers of my FAST Graphs YouTube channel made the following request: “Thank you for another excellent video. You always release such good, valuable content. I always hear you say that your videos serve to highlight some companies, and that if we find them interesting, we should then proceed Read more about Comprehensive Research and Due Diligence Is a Process, Here Is Mine[…]

11 Investable Consumer Non-Durables: Finding Value in Food, Footwear, Apparel, Alcohol and Tobacco: Part 4

Introduction My primary objective with this series of articles (identifying attractively valued stocks in different sectors) is to provide the reader with a clear perspective of just how different individual stocks are and how different companies operating in different sectors are.  It is my opinion and experience that investors worry far too much about what Read more about 11 Investable Consumer Non-Durables: Finding Value in Food, Footwear, Apparel, Alcohol and Tobacco: Part 4[…]

Finding Value In Consumer Durables – A Very Diverse Sector: Part 3

Introduction This is part 3 of a series where I have conducted a simple screening looking for value over the overall market based on industry classifications and subindustry classifications reported by FactSet Research Systems, Inc. In part 1 found here  I covered the Consumer Services Sector.  In part 2 found here I covered the Communication Read more about Finding Value In Consumer Durables – A Very Diverse Sector: Part 3[…]

Have these 5 Best Defense (Stocks) Become the Best Offense (Stocks)?

Introduction Nothing clears the pallet of a diehard value investor better than a good old-fashioned bear market.  In calendar year 2018 – and especially December 2018 – we were given what I would call a bear market.  However, not all bear markets are the same.  Sometimes bear markets occur because of a bad economic scenario Read more about Have these 5 Best Defense (Stocks) Become the Best Offense (Stocks)?[…]

Stock Selection Options by Category: Part 2A

Introduction In part 1 of this series titled “How Many Stocks Should I Own?”  found here, I focused primarily on how many stocks an investor might need to hold in a stock portfolio for adequate diversification.  In this part 2, my focus will shift to category selections. Instead of how many stocks to own, this Read more about Stock Selection Options by Category: Part 2A[…]

How Many Stocks Should I Own? Part 1

Introduction One of the most commonly asked questions I receive from investors is: how many stocks should I put in my portfolio?  This is a widely debated subject that is most commonly referred to as concentrated versus widely diversified portfolio construction.  Of course, the widely diversified camp likes holding a lot of stocks and therefore Read more about How Many Stocks Should I Own? Part 1[…]