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Introduction One of the subscribers and regular viewers of my FAST Graphs YouTube channel made the following request: “Thank you for another excellent video. You always release such good, valuable content. I always hear you say that your videos serve to highlight some companies, and that if we find them interesting, we should then proceed […]

11 Investable Consumer Non-Durables: Finding Value in Food, Footwear, Apparel, Alcohol and Tobacco: Part 4


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Introduction My primary objective with this series of articles (identifying attractively valued stocks in different sectors) is to provide the reader with a clear perspective of just how different individual stocks are and how different companies operating in different sectors are.  It is my opinion and experience that investors worry far too much about what […]

Finding Value In Consumer Durables – A Very Diverse Sector: Part 3


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Introduction This is part 3 of a series where I have conducted a simple screening looking for value over the overall market based on industry classifications and subindustry classifications reported by FactSet Research Systems, Inc. In part 1 found here  I covered the Consumer Services Sector.  In part 2 found here I covered the Communication […]

New Layout Video-FAST Graphs Launching New Version January 1, 2019



Team FAST Graphs is Pleased to Announce the Launch Date of Our New and Improved Research Tool We are pleased to announce that we will be launching our new and improved FAST Graphs research tool on January 1, 2019.  Importantly, the core FAST Graphs will continue to function just as they always have.  However, with […]

Stock Selection Options by Category: Part 2A


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Introduction In part 1 of this series titled “How Many Stocks Should I Own?”  found here, I focused primarily on how many stocks an investor might need to hold in a stock portfolio for adequate diversification.  In this part 2, my focus will shift to category selections. Instead of how many stocks to own, this […]

How Many Stocks Should I Own? Part 1


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Introduction One of the most commonly asked questions I receive from investors is: how many stocks should I put in my portfolio?  This is a widely debated subject that is most commonly referred to as concentrated versus widely diversified portfolio construction.  Of course, the widely diversified camp likes holding a lot of stocks and therefore […]

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