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Illinois Tool Works: An Exercise In Fair Value (ITW)

2019-07-18

Research Articles

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. manufactures industrial products and equipment. It operates through the following segments: Automotive OEM, Test & Measurement and Electronics, Food Equipment, Polymers & Fluids, Welding, Construction Products, and Specialty Products. The Automotive OEM segment produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment manufactures equipment, consumables, and […]

Stocks for 2014: Something for Everyone: Part 1

2014-01-10

Research Articles

Introduction Chuck Carnevale My biggest pet peeve regarding common stock investing is how so many people have a tendency to over-generalize this asset class.  Commonly held beliefs such as investing in stocks is risky, or that the stock market is overvalued, or that the fed is driving stock prices, etc., are just a few examples […]

The Industrial Sector Offers A Lot Of Value, Dividend Growth and Income

2013-07-03

Research Articles

Introduction to the Industrial Sector The Industrial sector is primarily comprised of companies that produce goods used in construction and manufacturing.  Some of the key subsectors include aerospace and defense, construction and engineering, building products and industrial conglomerates.  For the most part, these are capital-intensive industries that often operate on low or even razor thin […]

Why Accomplished Dividend Growth Investors Can Ignore Price Volatility

2013-03-21

Research Articles

Introduction For a lot of reasons, dividend growth investing is becoming more and more popular every day.  The historically low interest rate on fixed income is perhaps one important reason for this trend.  However, an equally important, and perhaps even the most important reason, might just be that investors are better informed on the dividend […]

The Dividend Aristocrats, Where Have All The Bargains Gone?

2013-02-28

Research Articles

By now, it should be no secret to anyone that the stock market has been on a nice run of late. Moreover, this Bull Run has conjured up a lot of discussions that might lead one to believe that stocks in general are overvalued.  There are even some that want to play the bubble card […]

Blue-Chip Dividend Aristocrats – There is a Lot of Value in this Market: Part 4

2012-10-11

Research Articles

This is the fourth in a series of articles designed to counter a pervasive attitude that common stocks are expensive today.  Furthermore, we would agree with those that contend that we have been in a stealth bull market for the last 18 months or more.  However, would also contend that stocks were so cheap prior […]

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