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PepsiCo Dividend: Refreshing The Investor World

2014-02-14

FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

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%, […]

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 […]

Are Blue-Chip Consumer Staples Worth Today’s Premium Valuations?

2013-07-18

Research Articles

Introduction to the Consumer Staples Sector The Consumer Staples sector consists of companies that provide essential products.  In other words, Consumer Staples are products that people cannot or are unwilling to do without.  As a result of the essential nature of Consumer Staples, there are several attributes that distinguish this sector from most others.  First […]

Own These World’s Leading Brands And Never Fear A Recession Again

2013-06-07

Research Articles

Introduction – The Volatility Is Risk Myth If you were to take the essence of most people’s beliefs and understanding about investing in common stocks, or the stock market for that matter, and turn it into a movie, I believe it would have to be labeled under the category science fiction.  In other words, in […]

Blue-Chip Dividend Aristocrats – There is a Lot of Value in this Market: Part 4

2012-10-11

Research Articles

This is the fourth in a series of articles designed to counter a pervasive attitude that common stocks are expensive today.  Furthermore, we would agree with those that contend that we have been in a stealth bull market for the last 18 months or more.  However, would also contend that stocks were so cheap prior […]

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