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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 […]

Get Higher Returns and More Dividend Income – In Less Time With Less Risk

2016-06-17

Research Articles

Introduction Investing in blue-chip dividend growth stocks such as the Dividend Aristocrats or Champions has become very popular with retirees.  This is understandable considering the low interest rate environment we find ourselves in.  Traditional fixed income investments do not currently offer enough yield for the retired investor to live on.  Consequently, current low interest rates, […]

Dividends Don’t Drive Total Return They Contribute To It: Part 1

2016-03-03

Research Articles

Dividends Don’t Drive Total Return They Contribute To It: Part 1 Introduction I believe there is a critical piece of investment wisdom that all investors in common stocks should possess.  Every common stock investor should have a clear understanding of where and how long-term common stock returns are generated or come from.  When an investor […]

Retired Dividend Growth Investors: Sleep Soundly by Embracing Survivorship Bias

2016-02-18

Research Articles

Introduction Before investing in any common stock I believe it’s imperative to know as much about the business behind the stock as you possibly can.  However, there are only so many businesses that an individual investor can know anything about.  On the US stock exchanges alone, there are approximately 20,000 individual companies to choose from.  […]

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 […]

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

2015-12-21

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 […]

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