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Retired Investors Don’t Buy Bonds Until?

2015-07-28

Research Articles

Introduction The primary attractions supporting investing in bonds or other fixed income instruments have traditionally been high income and safety.  People invest their principal in bonds and receive a stated interest rate (coupon) over the life of the bond and are given the promise of having their principal returned at maturity.  Under normal times, bonds […]

Designing a Retirement Portfolio That’s Just Right For You

2015-07-10

Research Articles

Introduction No one knows your own personal financial situation better than you do.  Every individual possesses their own unique investment goals, objectives, needs and risk tolerances.  At first glance this may seem simple and straightforward to the point of stating the obvious.  However, I contend that the reality that individuals have different financial situations, goals […]

An Important Discussion on the Nuances of Valuation

2015-06-23

Research Articles

Can I Have a Hamburger and a Coke?  Sorry, is Pepsi Okay? When I was studying business marketing in college, I was introduced to the concept referred to as the first mover advantage.  In very simple terms, this refers to the advantages of being the first to develop a product and market.  For example, instead […]

What The Great Recession Taught Me About Dividend Growth Investing

2015-06-11

Research Articles

Introduction Ever since I first got interested in investing in stocks circa 1965 I have been confronted with a constant and persistent admonition about the next pending market crash.  In those early days I contributed much of the negativity toward stocks to a lingering overhang from the Great Depression.  Many of the people I was […]

Is Dow 17,000 Dangerously High? This Comprehensive Review May Surprise You!

2014-07-09

Research Articles

Introduction The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently closed above 17,000, a historical record and milestone.  Consequently, the question at the forefront of every investor’s mind has understandably been raised.  Has the market now become dangerously high and therefore destined for a crash?  The truthful answer to this important question is that nobody can know for […]

AT&T: Compelling Even Without Growth

2014-06-18

FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

AT&T is one of the largest and most recognized companies in the world. Due to its size, the overall expected growth prospects are rightfully subdued. Yet this fact alone does not preclude AT&T from being a reasonable investment opportunity. AT&T (T) traces its roots back to 1876 with Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone. […]

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