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Interest Rates and Their Impact On Stock Values

2020-09-17

Research Articles

Introduction Many investors are attempting to justify higher stock “valuations” because interest rates are at historical lows. I would agree that lower interest rates could affect “market valuations” based on the simple law of supply and demand. The concept is simple, when fixed income offers lower returns it logically stimulates more demand for equities where […]

Apple, Microsoft, Visa: Crazy Or Crazy Like A Fox

2020-09-03

Research Articles

Introduction There are technical distinctions between investing versus speculating. Nevertheless, both concepts are often thought about or utilized interchangeably. Moreover, there are nuanced distinctions between a rational or well-thought-out speculation versus outright gambling. In the former, there may be logical realities that support speculation when circumstances are in your favor. However, with gambling, the odds […]

Next 10 S&P 500 Stocks That Rose In The Crisis: It’s A Market Of Stocks: Part 2

2020-04-24

Research Articles

Introduction In part 1 of this 3 part series I provided a quick cursory look at 10 of 30 stocks that MarketWatch pointed out have done very well in spite of the coronavirus market crash.  In that first group of 10, there were several names that were reasonably valued.  However, in this second group you […]

Microsoft Important Lessons in Valuation: Part 1

2019-08-06

Research Articles

Introduction Before I get too deep into this article, I want to start out by stating that Microsoft (MSFT) has long been one of my favorite companies.  Many years ago, I invested in Microsoft as a pure growth stock and sold it in 2000 when it became dangerous overvalued after making a very healthy long-term […]

Beware the Valuations of The Dividend Kings Fortress Portfolio

2019-07-24

Research Articles, Uncategorized

One of the great benefits for subscribing to The Dividend Kings service are the carefully-selected portfolios presented in our portfolio tracker.  However, I want to caution the subscriber that these portfolios should not be looked at as simply cut-and-paste investment options.  Instead, I believe our subscribers should understand that these portfolios are suggested research candidates […]

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