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The US Economy Sitting on the Threshold of a New Golden Age: Part Two

2012-06-13

Research Articles

In part one of this multipart series on the US economy I offered the following basic opinion: The majority of the positive aspects underpinning the US economy are being mostly ignored by mainstream media in favor of the smaller, but more titillating, negative aspects. Consequently, I believe that many Americans, and since this is an […]

Our Top 40 Favorite Dividend Champions: Blue-chip Dividend Growth Stocks Today’s Strong Option for Retirement Portfolios Part 2

2012-05-23

Research Articles

In part one of this two-part series (Found Here) I laid the groundwork for why I believe that blue-chip dividend paying US equities represent not only a viable, but also a safer investment choice than many give them credit for. I also pointed out why I believe the risk profile on bonds is currently upside […]

Newsflash: The Dividend Aristocrats Found The Lost Decade

2012-05-01

Research Articles

Introduction There are many people who continue to hold a jaundiced view of stocks because they were traumatized by the last two recessions.  Precipitous drops in equity prices drove them to distrust stocks and stock markets.  However, I believe that most of the negative sentiment is a function of what I would describe as vague […]

Clorox: Dividends, Earnings And Valuation Analysis

2012-03-06

Research Articles

. . . . Clorox Co.: A Dividend Champion with 34 Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases Since dividends are paid out of earnings, a clear perspective of a company’s historical earnings growth record is a vital component of a dividend investor’s prudent due diligence process. The following graph plots Clorox Co.’s earnings per share since […]

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 […]

Want to Seek ‘Significant’ Alpha? Look Beyond Dividend Stocks

2011-04-13

Research Articles

On March 30, 2011 an author that I have a great deal of respect for published an article titled “Investors who seek Alpha should seek out dividend stocks”. Although I share an appreciation and penchant for owning quality dividend paying growth stocks, I also took exception to the innuendo and conclusions that his article presented. […]

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