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Demystifying the Amazon Valuation Dilemma

2017-05-25

Research Articles

Introduction Amazon: the Valuation Dark Side It is no secret that Amazon (AMZN) has been a disruptive force, especially relating to the retail sector.  On the other hand, the company is also an enigma to the value focused fundamental investor such as yours truly.  Over its entire operating history as a publicly traded company, Amazon […]

The Active versus Passive Performance Debate Is Nonsensical

2017-05-18

Research Articles, Uncategorized

Introduction One of the most hotly contested debates in finance is the argument over which is better – active or passive investing.  Moreover, this debate has spurred numerous academic studies that claim to identify whether passive outperforms active investing or vice versa.  As a result, the current popular opinion suggests that passive outperforms active investing […]

The Most Important Stock Investment Lesson I Ever Learned

2017-05-08

Research Articles

Introduction My investing career officially started in 1970.  However, for several years prior to that time I was an avid and interested student of common stock investing.  My initial lessons were taught by studying the behavior and practices of the most renowned stock investors.  Although these academic pursuits taught me a great deal, nothing taught […]

Penske Automotive Group: Growth, Value and Dividend Growth Hiding in Plain Sight

2017-04-20

Research Articles

Introduction Finding attractive investments in the dividend growth space has become a real challenge in today’s overheated market.  This is especially true if you limit yourself to looking in the obvious places.  Simply stated, you won’t find any bargains today in the Procter & Gambles, Johnson & Johnsons and Coca-Colas.  In other words, the flight […]

I Purchased United Parcel Service Inc. to Meet These Specific Objectives

2017-04-03

Research Articles

Introduction United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) currently offers a dividend yield in excess of 3%.  Moreover, it is also available at a valuation that is slightly below historical norms.  The company has provided a stable and growing dividend since it went public in 1999.  However, the company did keep their dividend the same for fiscal […]

The Threat and Risk of Rising Interest Rates: Separating Fact from Fiction

2017-03-24

Research Articles

Introduction The threat of rising interest rates is all the rage in financial circles today.  However, the seminal question is: How real is the threat, and how much impact will rising rates have on stock prices and investor performance?  This article will present my personal perspectives on interest rates and their potential impact on stock […]

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