Is the Death of Retail Trade Greatly Exaggerated? Part 16

Introduction Simply Google the phrase “what effect is Amazon having on retail” and you’ll discover a significant amount of information, articles and theories.  Personally, I found the following article written by Susan Ward that articulated the sales of brick-and-mortar versus online to be quite illuminating.  Her opening paragraph mirrors the title of this article as Read more about Is the Death of Retail Trade Greatly Exaggerated? Part 16[…]

Comprehensive Research and Due Diligence Is a Process, Here Is Mine

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 Read more about Comprehensive Research and Due Diligence Is a Process, Here Is Mine[…]

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 Read more about New Layout Video-FAST Graphs Launching New Version January 1, 2019[…]

3M Company: It Didn’t Take a Crystal Ball to See That It Was Overvalued: Part 3

Introduction Regular readers of my work will attest to the fact that I am an avid proponent of valuation.  So much so, that I cannot recall writing an article where I didn’t discuss the importance of only investing in a stock when it was fairly-valued, or better yet – undervalued.  This obsession with valuation inspired Read more about 3M Company: It Didn’t Take a Crystal Ball to See That It Was Overvalued: Part 3[…]

What Can I Expect to Make If I Invest in Johnson & Johnson Today?

Overview AAA rated Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has produced one of the most impeccable and consistent long-term records of fundamental results and growth.  No matter whether you are measuring earnings, cash flows or dividends, you will be hard-pressed to find any company in any industry with a more consistent and complete record of operating excellence Read more about What Can I Expect to Make If I Invest in Johnson & Johnson Today?[…]

While Most Dividend Growth Stocks Remain Too Expensive – Here Are 50 That Are Not! Part 1 of 5

Introduction The Great Recession of 2008 – which ended in the spring of 2009 – brought on one of the greatest and longest bull markets in modern history.  For true value-oriented dividend growth investors, the recession created a virtual cornucopia of excellent dividend growth stock investment opportunities that existed until the end of August 2013.  Read more about While Most Dividend Growth Stocks Remain Too Expensive – Here Are 50 That Are Not! Part 1 of 5[…]

Has the Lithium Bubble Burst or Is It Just Leaking Rarefied Air?

Introduction Over the last couple of years lithium producers and miners have enjoyed a parabolic jump in their stock prices and market caps.  As I will later illustrate, much of the gains for lithium related companies have come as a result of the “hype” surrounding electric automobile development.  Of course, Tesla has been the primary Read more about Has the Lithium Bubble Burst or Is It Just Leaking Rarefied Air?[…]

Aflac: A Valuation Conundrum? Fairly Valued Dividend Aristocrats: Part 1 of 7

Introduction Aflac (AFL) is a Dividend Aristocrat that has increased its dividend for 35 consecutive years.  However, it is only one of seven Dividend Aristocrats that I consider attractively valued in light of the current bull market.  Therefore, this will be the first in a series of seven articles where I will cover these seven Read more about Aflac: A Valuation Conundrum? Fairly Valued Dividend Aristocrats: Part 1 of 7[…]

Why Are These 6 Dow Stocks Fairly Valued?: Part 4 of 5

Introduction Thus far, with the first 3 parts of this five-part series, we’ve examined 60% (18 of 30) of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  What we found so far were that the majority of these constituents are currently overvalued or at least fully valued.  Finally, with this Part 4, we will Read more about Why Are These 6 Dow Stocks Fairly Valued?: Part 4 of 5[…]

The 6 Most Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 1 of 5

Introduction When the Dow Jones Industrial Average first hit 20,000 in January of this year it generated quite a buzz within the financial community.  Since January the Dow Jones Index has continued to rise and currently is over 22,700.  However, the Dow Jones is not the only market index that is currently sitting at or Read more about The 6 Most Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 1 of 5[…]