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Chicago Bridge & Iron: A Solid Company With An “Out Of Whack” Dividend

2014-05-07

FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

By means of introduction, the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CBI) is an energy infrastructure firm and a major provider of government services. We’d give you three guesses as to where and how the company began, but we don’t believe you’d need that many: Chicago Bridge & Iron was founded in 1889 in Chicago, Illinois […]

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 […]

Stocks for 2014: Something for Everyone: Part 1

2014-01-10

Research Articles

Introduction Chuck Carnevale My biggest pet peeve regarding common stock investing is how so many people have a tendency to over-generalize this asset class.  Commonly held beliefs such as investing in stocks is risky, or that the stock market is overvalued, or that the fed is driving stock prices, etc., are just a few examples […]

Invest In Stocks With A Margin of Safety To Reduce Risk And Enhance Returns

2013-09-13

Research Articles

Introduction Of all of the many sound investing principles that legendary teacher and investor Ben Graham put forward, he believed that his concept of “margin of safety” was the most important of all.  This investment lesson was so deeply ingrained into the mind of Ben Graham’s most famous student, Warren Buffett, that he created his […]

Finding Great Value In The Energy Sector

2013-06-20

Research Articles

This will be the second in a series of articles designed to find value in today’s stock market environment.  However, it will be the first of 10 articles covering the 10 major general sectors.  In my first article (found here), I laid the foundation that represents the two primary underlying ideas supporting the need to […]

The Dow Hits All-Time Highs, But The Truth Is It Remains Cheaply Valued

2013-05-15

Research Articles

The Dow Jones industrial average sits above 15,000, an all-time high.  But don’t be fooled, this doesn’t mean that stocks are expensive.  I understand that it seems logical to assume that if the Dow Jones industrial average, what many believe to be the bellwether index of the stock market, is at an all-time high, then […]

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