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Our Top 40 Favorite Dividend Champions: Blue-chip Dividend Growth Stocks Today’s Strong Option for Retirement Portfolios Part 2

2012-05-23

Research Articles

In part one of this two-part series (Found Here) I laid the groundwork for why I believe that blue-chip dividend paying US equities represent not only a viable, but also a safer investment choice than many give them credit for. I also pointed out why I believe the risk profile on bonds is currently upside […]

Newsflash: The Dividend Aristocrats Found The Lost Decade

2012-05-01

Research Articles

Introduction There are many people who continue to hold a jaundiced view of stocks because they were traumatized by the last two recessions.  Precipitous drops in equity prices drove them to distrust stocks and stock markets.  However, I believe that most of the negative sentiment is a function of what I would describe as vague […]

Yes, They Do: Low Interest Rates Do Make Stocks Cheap

2012-04-26

Research Articles

Introduction: Pessimism Is For Losers I’m inspired to write this article because I am so frustrated by the plethora of all the so-called expert market prognosticators that continuously bombard the public with negative forecasts. I consider this to be both erroneous and irrational.  When the markets are doing well, we are immediately inundated with articles […]

PepsiCo: Dividend, Earnings And Valuation Analysis

2012-02-28

Research Articles

. . . . The consensus of 21 leading analysts reporting to Capital IQ forecast PepsiCo’s long-term earnings growth at 6.8%. PepsiCo has medium long-term debt at 50% of capital. PepsiCo is currently trading at a P/E of 14.4, which is inside the value corridor (defined by the five orange lines) of a maximum P/E […]

Dividend Champions a Rare Undervalued Opportunity

2012-01-06

Research Articles

We believe that based on earnings, 2012 is starting out with the stock market undervalued. We believe in the long-term ownership of great businesses purchased at sound and attractive valuations. Consequently, we view the stock market as merely the store that we shop at in order to buy the businesses we want to own. Furthermore, […]

Prof. Schiller and CAPE, Maybe Correct Generally, But Specifically Wrong: The Market is Currently Cheap

2011-10-12

Research Articles

Introduction Many well-known stock market pundits to include the likes of Henry Blodgett point to Professor Robert Shiller’s cyclically adjusted PE ratio or CAPE to make a case that the stock market (S&P 500) is overvalued.  According to Prof. Shiller, the long-term average PE ratio (CAPE adjusted) for the S&P 500 is approximately 16.  And […]

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