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

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 Read more about Should You Care That The Market Is Overvalued- It Depends![…]

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

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.  However, there are principles of sound investing that every investor can follow and apply when designing a common stock portfolio that’s just right for them. […]

Trying To Beat The Market Is A Fool’s Errand

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 Read more about Trying To Beat The Market Is A Fool’s Errand[…]

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

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 Read more about Cyclical and Turnaround Stocks: There Is A Lot Of Value In This Market: Part 5[…]

Why Buy and Hold Will Always Be a Sound Investing Strategy

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 Read more about Why Buy and Hold Will Always Be a Sound Investing Strategy[…]