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Retired With Money To Invest? Consider Playing Defense With Utilities

2015-06-12

Research Articles

Introduction It is no secret that the stock market in the general sense is trading at a higher valuation than normal.  On the other hand, I would argue that it’s far from bubble territory.  Regardless, I must admit that finding attractive valuations is getting harder with each passing day.  This is especially true for the […]

Three Keys Why Retired Investors Should Put Maximum Focus and Weight On Dividends

2015-05-29

Research Articles

Introduction In today’s low interest rate environment, prudent long-term investors, especially those in retirement, are best served by putting maximum weight and focus on dividends.  There are important reasons why I support this position, and those reasons will be the focal point of this article.  However, putting maximum weight and focus on dividends does not […]

The Great Beta Hoax: Not an Accurate Measure of Risk After All

2015-05-22

Research Articles

Introduction Every investor is concerned with risk at some level.  Arguably investors in retirement are and should be concerned with risk the most.  However, not every investor looks at or defines risk in the same way.  In truth and fact, there is a wide gap between how various segments in the financial community define and […]

Mr. Valuation disagrees with Henry Blodget: “It’s a Market of Stocks” is not a Meaningless Phrase

2015-04-16

Research Articles

Introduction There are many that consider the stock market the big casino.  Because I believe in adhering to a business perspective on investing in common stocks, I am not one of those people.  To investors like me, the stock market is simply the store that we shop at in order to buy (invest in) great […]

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. […]

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