“Ye Of Little Faith” What Has It Cost You? Part 1

Introduction

I believe that one of the most important attributes that a successful investor must possess is optimism.  Any serious student of financial history would recognize and acknowledge that economically speaking, things are good much more often than they are bad.  In the general sense, common stocks have risen far more often than they have fallen. That is not to say that bad times never come, because they most assuredly do.  However, even during bad times optimism has served investors better than pessimism.  The rational optimist recognizes that bad times are only temporary, and better times are sure to follow. […]

Rockwell Collins Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business.  The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock.  The orange line Read more about Rockwell Collins Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]

Rockwell Collins Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business.  The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock.  The orange line Read more about Rockwell Collins Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis[…]

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[…]

Ten Prominent Defense Stocks That Pay Dividends, Part II

Introduction In Part I of this two-part series we pointed out how proposed spending cuts by Defense Secretary Robert Gates are designed to hold the growth of the $680 billion defense department budget to only 1% or 2% for the next few years. We further pointed out that these pending spending cuts were casting a Read more about Ten Prominent Defense Stocks That Pay Dividends, Part II[…]