growth

Albemarle: A Cautionary Note

2019-08-20

Research Articles

Albemarle (ALB), this Dividend Champion, has increased its dividend for 25 consecutive years.  The company is a specialty chemicals company, and as such, the world’s largest producer of lithium from which it generates approximately half of its total profits.  Longer term, the lithium business is quite exciting as a result of the rapidly-growing adoption of […]

The Worst Reasons To Sell A Stock

2019-08-07

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Introduction An article on when to sell a stock would not be complete without some discussion about what I consider to be the worst reason to sell a stock. Ironically, this reason may be the one that is most commonly implemented by investors. Personally, I will rarely, if ever, sell a stock just because the […]

$ALGN Align Technology Inc: Subscriber Request Series

2019-07-26

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Align Technology, Inc. engages in the manufacture, design, and marketing of global medical devices. It operates through the Clear Aligner, and Scanner and Services segments. The Clear Aligner segment consists of invisalign full, teen and assist products, and vivera retainers along with training and ancillary products for treating malocclusion. The Scanner and Services segment comprises […]

Principles for Designing A Dividend Growth Portfolio for Retirement: Part 1

2019-07-17

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Introduction This article is a refresh and an update of an article I originally posted in 2015.  However, the principles I am presenting are timeless and worthy of being revisited.  Moreover, I have updated the supporting examples to more precisely reflect our current market environment. Managing an investment portfolio is a very personal matter. Consequently, […]

Debunking the Growth Beats Value or Value Beats Growth Myths

2019-07-17

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Introduction The Value Beats Growth Or Vice Versa Myths  One of my greatest pet peeves as a long-time investment professional is the industries’ notion that stocks can be generally categorized into only two styles commonly referred to as growth investing or value investing.  These overly-vague notions about investing in stocks can even be seen in […]

Subscriber Request Series: United Rentals Inc (NYS:URI) Undervalued Growth Stock For Total Return

2019-06-07

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FAST Graphs Analyze Out Loud Video on United Rentals Inc. United Rentals, Inc. engages in the equipment rental business. It offers rent to construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and government entities. The company operates through two business segments: General Rentals; and Trench, power and pump. The General Rentals segment engages in the […]

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