Suffering Stock Market Stress? Consider This Market with Negligible Volatility and Consistently Rising Values Instead!
Introduction It would be an understatement to call the recent stock market activity turbulent. High stock price volatility makes investors anxious and some people even become downright frightened. These emotional responses are often exaggerated for people in or near retirement. Therefore, I contend that all investors need to find ways to keep their emotions in […]
Introduction Value investing produces safe, powerful long-term results, but it is often misunderstood. This is why most of the greatest investors that have ever lived have employed some form of value investing as an integral part of their overall stock investing strategy. However, the term, concept or strategy called value investing does not necessarily universally […]
Introduction Investing money in anything is never without risk. When investing in liquid investments, prices can and do fluctuate daily. Importantly, all liquid investments can fluctuate in price, and that includes both stocks and bonds. I mention this because price volatility, especially when investing in common stocks, represents one of the biggest risks that investors […]
Introduction On virtually every financial website on the planet there is a never-ending daily stream of stock tips and recommendations. Consequently, the investing public is literally flooded with information and advice regarding what stock to buy today or not to buy. Some of what is offered is supported by factual information and logic, but unfortunately, […]
Summary Retired investors should appropriately be more concerned about safety and growth of income than about earning high returns. Retired investors no longer have the opportunity for pay raises associated with working. Most recognized blue-chip dividend paying stocks have been in business for many decades, and in some cases for a century or more. Many […]
People tend to lump all companies together as “stocks” and today the general characterization is that stocks are “expensive.” While it is true that Medtronic is at an all-time high price, this certainly doesn’t translate to an all-time high valuation. As such, many might be inadvertently passing over perfectly investable opportunities. Everyone is keenly aware […]