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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: Are Dividend Paying Cyclical Stocks Acceptable Investments For Retirement Portfolios? – Part 6

2014-02-25

Research Articles

Introduction Chuck Carnevale This is final installment of a 6-part series of articles on stocks for 2014.  In the previous five installments – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5, my focus was primarily on stocks of various categories that I believed were fairly valued even after the strong run that […]

Archer Daniels Midland: The World Needs To Eat

2014-01-31

FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

Illinois based Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) traces its roots back over 110 years to a partnership between George Archer and John Daniels in 1902; their business was to crush linseed. After working together for 21 years they acquired Midland Linseed Products Company and the Archer Daniels Midland Company as it is known presently was […]

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 […]

Deere & Co: Short-Term Risks, Long-Term Opportunities

2013-10-15

FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

Nothing runs like a Deere (DE). Well, perhaps with the exception of John Deere’s recent stock price – year-to-date the ownership claims are trading about 5% lower. However, here at F.A.S.T. Graphs™ we find it essential to underscore the difference between temporary price movements and the merits of the underlying business. In other words, Deere’s […]

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 […]

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