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10 Dividend Growth Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolios Aggregate Yield 4.3%: Part 2

2015-08-10

Research Articles

Introduction After an exhaustive search of the dividend growth stock universe I identified 20 dividend growth stocks that I felt were currently worthy of consideration for retirement portfolios based on valuation. In part 1 of this 2-part series found here I discussed the current level of the S&P 500, and offered some important principles about […]

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 […]

Market Timing Is Not Appropriate for Retired Investors

2015-07-23

Research Articles

Introduction Any discussion on the appropriateness of any “investment” strategy should start with a discussion on the important differences between investing versus speculating.  Although these are radically different concepts, it is all too common in finance jargon to ubiquitously reference all financial activity as investing, even when speculating would be the more precise term.  I […]

The Best Way to Judge Past Performance: Part Two

2015-07-01

Research Articles

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, […]

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 […]

PepsiCo Dividend: Refreshing The Investor World

2014-02-14

Research Articles

On February 13th of 2014 PepsiCo (PEP) announced – in addition to earnings – its expected returns to shareholders in the coming year, an update on the North American Beverage business, an extension of the productivity savings plan and guidance. As an overview, PepsiCo’s earnings beat consensus estimates; the company increased the dividend by 15%, […]

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