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Retired Investors Don’t Buy Bonds Until?

2015-07-28

Research Articles

Introduction The primary attractions supporting investing in bonds or other fixed income instruments have traditionally been high income and safety.  People invest their principal in bonds and receive a stated interest rate (coupon) over the life of the bond and are given the promise of having their principal returned at maturity.  Under normal times, bonds […]

Stocks for 2014: Fairly Valued Dividend Growth Stocks with an Emphasis on Dividends – Part 4

2014-01-30

Research Articles

Introduction I am a firm believer that common stock portfolios should be custom-designed to meet each unique individual’s goals, objectives and risk tolerances.  With that said, I believe it logically follows that in order to create a successful portfolio, the individual investor must first conduct some serious introspection to be sure that they truly “know […]

Trying To Beat The Market Is A Fool’s Errand

2013-10-17

Research Articles

Introduction Proponents of indexing as the best investment strategy seemed to take great delight in reporting how the vast majority of professionally managed portfolios (mutual funds, separately managed accounts, hedge funds, ETFs, etc.) fail to outperform the S&P 500.  Therefore, they argue, it is best not to even try.  Investors should simply invest in index […]

Are Blue-Chip Consumer Staples Worth Today’s Premium Valuations?

2013-07-18

Research Articles

Introduction to the Consumer Staples Sector The Consumer Staples sector consists of companies that provide essential products.  In other words, Consumer Staples are products that people cannot or are unwilling to do without.  As a result of the essential nature of Consumer Staples, there are several attributes that distinguish this sector from most others.  First […]

The Best Use of Corporate Profit (cash)

2012-12-11

Research Articles

Introduction I have recently authored two articles showing that, all other things being equal, a stock that pays its shareholders a dividend generates a higher total return than a stock with similar growth characteristics that doesn’t. This is based on the reality that stock prices follow earnings in the long run, and it is this […]

Blue-Chip Dividend Aristocrats – There is a Lot of Value in this Market: Part 4

2012-10-11

Research Articles

This is the fourth in a series of articles designed to counter a pervasive attitude that common stocks are expensive today.  Furthermore, we would agree with those that contend that we have been in a stealth bull market for the last 18 months or more.  However, would also contend that stocks were so cheap prior […]

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