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Should You Care That The Market Is Overvalued- It Depends!

2017-07-27

Research Articles

Introduction Most investors suffer from what I believe is an unhealthy (unprofitable) obsession with the stock market.  Financial writers and professional investors never tire about offering up their opinion on what the market will do next – especially short term.  Individual investors also are deeply concerned with how the markets are doing on a daily […]

Designing the Appropriate Common Stock Retirement Portfolio: Stock Selection Options Part 1

2015-09-11

Research Articles

Introduction What is the best way to design or construct a common stock portfolio?  This is a question I am often asked and my short answer is always the same – it depends.  The truth is, there is no perfect method or strategy for designing a stock portfolio that is right for every individual investor.  […]

Trying To Beat The Market Is A Fool’s Errand

2013-10-17

Research Articles

Introduction Proponents of indexing as the best investment strategy seemed to take great delight in reporting how the vast majority of professionally managed portfolios (mutual funds, separately managed accounts, hedge funds, ETFs, etc.) fail to outperform the S&P 500.  Therefore, they argue, it is best not to even try.  Investors should simply invest in index […]

Cyclical and Turnaround Stocks: There Is A Lot Of Value In This Market: Part 5

2012-10-18

Research Articles

This article represents the final installment in our “There Is A Lot of Value In This Market” series. Links to parts one through four can be found here. In some ways, this article represents prima fascia evidence supporting some of our main hypotheses.  First of all, this article will clearly support the notion that not […]

Why Buy and Hold Will Always Be a Sound Investing Strategy

2010-10-19

Research Articles

It seems like the debate regarding the merits of the “buy-and-hold” investing strategy is alive and well. We always find these discussions amusing, because we believe that it is such a pointless discussion. There is no general argument or case that can be made to support the buy-and-hold strategy or to negate it. The only […]

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