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The Threat and Risk of Rising Interest Rates: Separating Fact from Fiction

2017-03-24

Research Articles

Introduction The threat of rising interest rates is all the rage in financial circles today.  However, the seminal question is: How real is the threat, and how much impact will rising rates have on stock prices and investor performance?  This article will present my personal perspectives on interest rates and their potential impact on stock […]

What Rate of Return Will an Investment in Johnson & Johnson Deliver? Part 2

2016-10-05

Research Articles

Introduction I never invest in a common stock without a clear expectation of the future returns that it can generate for me.  Consequently, I consider this one of the most important steps in my research and due diligence process.  Unfortunately, my experience in dealing with investors has led me to conclude that this important step […]

What Will Happen To the Stock Market When Interest Rates Rise? Part 1

2016-07-21

Research Articles

Introduction Interest rates have been in a freefall for the better part of the past two decades.  Moreover, the yield on the 10-year US Treasury, which is the flagship interest rate benchmark, has mostly been below 2% since the beginning of 2012.  The 10-year Treasury note did reach 3% by the end of 2013 but […]

10 Undervalued Dividend Champions For 2016: Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful

2015-12-23

Research Articles

Introduction Dividend Champions/Aristocrats are the go-to dividend paying stocks for prudent investors desirous of a safe, predictable and growing stream of income on the common stock portion of their retirement portfolios.  As most investors are aware, in order to be classified as a Dividend Champion/Aristocrat a company must meet the stern test of consecutively increasing their […]

The Best Way to Reinvest Your Dividends for Retirement

2015-10-16

Research Articles

The Best Way to Reinvest Your Dividends for Retirement Introduction Reinvesting your dividends received from high-quality dividend growth stocks is a great, relatively conservative and proven way to build wealth over the long term.  This is especially true and appropriate for investors in the accumulation phase that are planning for future retirement.  Accumulating additional shares […]

Designing a Dividend Growth Portfolio for a Specific Retirement Yield Objective: Part 1

2015-10-01

Research Articles

Introduction Managing an investment portfolio is a very personal matter.  Consequently, the most important consideration is to design a portfolio that meets your own unique goals, objectives and risk tolerances.  Everyone is different, and consequently, every investment portfolio can and should be appropriately different as well.  Stated more straightforwardly, I do not believe in cookie-cutter […]

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