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Hope Is Not A Strategy, Before Investing Have A Precise Calculation Of Return In Mind

2015-04-30

Research Articles

Introduction Many people make the mistake of investing in a stock simply with the hope or belief that it will or might go up in value.  However, there is a very popular mantra that states “Hope is not a strategy.”  Some attribute the origin of this mantra to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani […]

The Often Overlooked Danger When Investing In S&P 500 Utility Stocks – Part 10A

2015-03-06

Research Articles

Introduction The S&P 500 is a large and broad index that includes 10 broad sectors and many types of individual companies. Many S&P 500 constituents pay dividends and many do not. One of the smallest sectors by weight is the Utilities Sector, comprising just over 3% of the total index, and includes 29 constituents. However, […]

Stocks for 2014: High Yield and Fairly Valued Dividend Stocks for High Current Income – Part 5

2014-02-12

Research Articles

Introduction Chuck Carnevale Retired investors seeking high income to live off of during retirement, face greater challenges today than almost ever before.  The days of high yields available from bonds and other fixed income vehicles are long gone.  Consequently, generating an adequate level of current income on retirement portfolios is difficult to say the least. […]

Many Of My Dividend Growth Stocks Have Become Overvalued, What Do I Do Now?

2013-04-25

Research Articles

Introduction To me, there’s almost nothing better than finding a great company that I truly want to own at a fair valuation, or better yet, undervalued.  In the long run, it has been my experience that this usually leads to outsized future returns, especially if you buy stocks when they are undervalued at the time.  […]

Most Eastern Utility Stocks Are Overvalued – Part 4

2012-08-10

Research Articles

This is our fourth and final installment on assessing the relative valuation of utility stocks today.  Our first installment part 1 looked at utility stocks in general. In part 2 we covered utilities operating in the Western part of the United States, and in part 3 we looked at utilities operating in the Central states.  This […]

How to Know What Rate of Return to Expect from your Stocks: Part 1

2012-06-29

Research Articles

Introduction We believe there are two critical attributes that the prudent investor should consider before investing in a company (stock).  Furthermore, these same two attributes can be used to calculate a reasonable expectation of the future return the stock is capable of generating on their behalf. These two attributes are valuation and the rate of […]

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