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Part Two: The Truth About Earnings and How Forecasting Earnings is the Key to Success

2012-03-21

Research Articles

In part one of this two-part series on the importance of earnings I focused on the historical relationship between earnings and market price utilizing cyclical companies to illustrate the validity of my thesis.  In this part two, I am going to focus on how since we learned from the past how important and highly correlated […]

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

2012-03-15

Research Articles

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 […]

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 […]

Most of the 10 Best Performing Dow Jones Industrial Stocks are Great Buys Today

2011-10-14

Research Articles

Introduction When people refer to what the stock market is doing, they are more often than not speaking about the Dow Jones Industrial average.  This leading index of 30 high profile stocks serves as a proxy for the overall health of both the economy and the stock market.  We have long held that thinking in […]

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Piling Up Profits: Part 4 of 7

2011-08-01

Research Articles

Introducing Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is known and recognized worldwide for their construction equipment, farm machinery and heavy duty trucks.  Like most industrial companies, their business can be very cyclical at times.  However, the company is capable of generating strong profits when times are good.  The following description is taken directly from their […]

Six High-profile Industrials with Staggering Three-year Performance? (Part 1)

2011-07-28

Research Articles

Introduction This will be the first in a series of articles that look at when risk can be disguised as opportunity.  The article will cover six high profile and well-known industrial companies that have outperformed the S&P 500 as our economy has come out of the recession of 2008 and 2009.  Each of the six […]

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