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Diversifying by Sector: 20 High-Quality Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks Rated A- Or Better (Part 2B)

2018-11-08

Research Articles

Introduction This current series of articles could be summarized as a review of ways to construct and diversify a common stock portfolio.  In part 1 found here I discussed various viewpoints on how many stocks a portfolio should hold.  In Part 2A found here I presented and discussed Peter Lynch’s 6 general categories of stocks.  In […]

Stock Selection Options by Category: Part 2A

2018-10-30

Research Articles

Introduction In part 1 of this series titled “How Many Stocks Should I Own?”  found here, I focused primarily on how many stocks an investor might need to hold in a stock portfolio for adequate diversification.  In this part 2, my focus will shift to category selections. Instead of how many stocks to own, this […]

While Most Dividend Growth Stocks Remain Too Expensive – Here Are 50 That Are Not! Part 1 of 5

2018-04-05

Research Articles

Introduction The Great Recession of 2008 – which ended in the spring of 2009 – brought on one of the greatest and longest bull markets in modern history.  For true value-oriented dividend growth investors, the recession created a virtual cornucopia of excellent dividend growth stock investment opportunities that existed until the end of August 2013.  […]

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 […]

Which Is the Better Valuation Metric? The P/E Ratio or the PEG Ratio: Part 1

2016-10-28

Research Articles

Introduction Recently, I have been engaged in rather intense discussions regarding the validity of P/E ratios versus PEG ratios as proper or appropriate valuation metrics.  I generally find these types of debates befuddling for a couple of reasons.  One, they are often a result of a failure to communicate.  Either party or sometimes both parties […]

Dividends Don’t Drive Total Return They Contribute To It: Part 1

2016-03-03

Research Articles

Dividends Don’t Drive Total Return They Contribute To It: Part 1 Introduction I believe there is a critical piece of investment wisdom that all investors in common stocks should possess.  Every common stock investor should have a clear understanding of where and how long-term common stock returns are generated or come from.  When an investor […]

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