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AT&T: Compelling Even Without Growth

2014-06-18

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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. […]

General Mills: Close To Being Generally Interesting

2014-03-18

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When thinking about General Mills (GIS) you likely associate the company with its flagship cereal brands like Cheerios, Wheaties and Lucky Charms – Cheerios alone controls roughly 13% of the cereal market. Yet the company also has an abundance of additional powerhouse brands under its corporate umbrella. For instance, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Gold Medal, Pillsbury, […]

Stocks for 2014: High Yield and Fairly Valued Dividend Stocks for High Current Income – Part 5

2014-02-12

Research Articles

Introduction Chuck Carnevale Retired investors seeking high income to live off of during retirement, face greater challenges today than almost ever before.  The days of high yields available from bonds and other fixed income vehicles are long gone.  Consequently, generating an adequate level of current income on retirement portfolios is difficult to say the least. […]

Archer Daniels Midland: The World Needs To Eat

2014-01-31

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Illinois based Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) traces its roots back over 110 years to a partnership between George Archer and John Daniels in 1902; their business was to crush linseed. After working together for 21 years they acquired Midland Linseed Products Company and the Archer Daniels Midland Company as it is known presently was […]

Stocks for 2014: Fairly Valued Dividend Growth Stocks with an Emphasis on Dividends – Part 4

2014-01-30

Research Articles

Introduction I am a firm believer that common stock portfolios should be custom-designed to meet each unique individual’s goals, objectives and risk tolerances.  With that said, I believe it logically follows that in order to create a successful portfolio, the individual investor must first conduct some serious introspection to be sure that they truly “know […]

Trying To Beat The Market Is A Fool’s Errand

2013-10-17

Research Articles

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 […]

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