Slim Pickens in the Utilities Sector: Part 19

Introduction This is part 19 and the final part of my series covering all the various sectors reported by FactSet.  However, the popular idea of saving the best for last does not apply in this instance.  As I indicated throughout each installment, there were some sectors that I felt offered better investment opportunities than others.  Read more about Slim Pickens in the Utilities Sector: Part 19[…]

Finding Value In The Communication Sector Is Easy Today – Finding Growth Is A Different Matter (Part 2)

Introduction This is part 2 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 this part 2, I will be covering the Communication Read more about Finding Value In The Communication Sector Is Easy Today – Finding Growth Is A Different Matter (Part 2)[…]

Have these 5 Best Defense (Stocks) Become the Best Offense (Stocks)?

Introduction Nothing clears the palate of a diehard value investor better than a good old-fashioned bear market.  In calendar year 2018 – and especially December 2018 – we were given what I would call a bear market.  However, not all bear markets are the same.  Sometimes bear markets occur because of a bad economic scenario Read more about Have these 5 Best Defense (Stocks) Become the Best Offense (Stocks)?[…]

Diversifying by Sector: 20 High-Quality Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks Rated A- Or Better (Part 2B)

Introduction This current series of articles could be summarized as a review of ways to construct and diversify a common stock portfolio.  In part 1 found here I discussed various viewpoints on how many stocks a portfolio should hold.  In Part 2A found here I presented and discussed Peter Lynch’s 6 general categories of stocks.  In Read more about Diversifying by Sector: 20 High-Quality Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks Rated A- Or Better (Part 2B)[…]

Did IBM Buy Red Hat at a Fair Price?

Introduction On October 23, 2015 I wrote an article titled “Retirees: I Did Not Buy IBM to Sell; It’s about the Dividend Income Stupid.”  At the time I published the article, I was long International Business Machine (IBM) and remain long today.  With the article I attempted to illustrate why I was including IBM in Read more about Did IBM Buy Red Hat at a Fair Price?[…]

FAST Graphs – Honeydew Dividend Line – Explanation and Video

There has been a lot of misunderstanding regarding FAST Graphs and how we display dividend information.  For starters, the only honeydew colored line on the graph is what everyone calls the white line.  For you to understand this better, go down to the bottom of the graph in the long orange rectangle and take off Read more about FAST Graphs – Honeydew Dividend Line – Explanation and Video[…]

Whirlpool Corporation: Do You Have the Guts To Be Greedy While Others Are Fearful?

Introduction After today’s price drop, and frankly even before that, I thought that Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) represented a unique opportunity to invest in the world’s oldest and largest appliance manufacturer at extremely undervalued levels.  I understand that there have been issues, but I see nothing that would suggest that the price should be this low.  Read more about Whirlpool Corporation: Do You Have the Guts To Be Greedy While Others Are Fearful?[…]

Sound Valuation Is More Important Than Time In The Market: Starbucks, Campbell Soup, FactSet Research Systems Inc: Part 1

Introduction I believe that two of the most important investing principles that prudent investors should embrace are valuation and time in the market.  Consequently, the title of this article is mildly misleading, because both concepts are extremely important towards achieving long-term investing success.  In other words, I believe attempting to argue the importance of one Read more about Sound Valuation Is More Important Than Time In The Market: Starbucks, Campbell Soup, FactSet Research Systems Inc: Part 1[…]