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Choosing Common Stocks That Make Sense for Your Retirement Portfolio: Part 2


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Choosing Common Stocks That Make Sense for Your Retirement Portfolio: Part 2 Introduction Choosing the most appropriate stocks for the common stock portion of your retirement portfolio is vitally important.  In part 1 of this series found here I presented the 6 broad categories of stocks (businesses) that renowned mutual fund manager Peter Lynch presented […]

Stocks for 2014: Growth and Income For Total Return Part 3


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Introduction When investing in common stocks, there is no one strategy that fits all investors.  Some investors are focused on investing for income, some for capital appreciation and others for various combinations of both.  Additionally, there is the issue of risk tolerance.  Some investors are willing and capable of assuming greater risk if they believe […]

Macy’s ‘Way To Shop’ For A Discount


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With the holiday season in full force, it’s likely that many of you have browsed your fair share of shopping aisles. Now this could – and likely does – mean any one of a variety of retailers. Yet Cincinnati, Ohio based Macy’s (M) and this time of year tend to go hand-in-hand – after-all it’s […]

Macy’s, Inc: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis


FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business.  The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock.  The orange line […]

Macy’s Inc: Stock Research Analysis


FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

Since fall fashion season is here, and just in time for Macy’s Herald Square $400 million dollar renovation debuting the Herald Square Café on 2, we thought we would analyze Macy’s Inc (M) through the lens of FAST Graphs™.  For the prudent investor seeking dividend income, this might be the opportune time to take a […]

Retail Sales Department Stores



Soon it will be Christmas, and the important shopping season. Coming out of the recession all eyes will be on holiday sales this year. Today’s blog will look at the retail industry, starting with the department stores, both high-end and middle-tier. Tomorrow we will review discounters. The most important principle being presented here is the […]

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