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10 Dividend Growth Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolios Aggregate Yield 4.3%: Part 2

2015-08-10

Research Articles

Introduction After an exhaustive search of the dividend growth stock universe I identified 20 dividend growth stocks that I felt were currently worthy of consideration for retirement portfolios based on valuation. In part 1 of this 2-part series found here I discussed the current level of the S&P 500, and offered some important principles about […]

Warning: Don’t Let Market Hype Cause You to Miss This Total Return Opportunity

2015-05-18

Research Articles

Introduction Since the Great Recession of 2008 came to an end, the stock market, as measured by the S&P 500, is almost midway through the 7th year of a strong bull run.  This marks today’s bull market as the third longest in US history.  Considering how traumatizing the Great Recession and the accompanying stock market […]

25 Dividend Champion Investment Opportunities: Something For Every Retired Investor, Part 1

2014-08-28

Research Articles

Summary The stock market as measured by the S&P 500 continues to hover near an all-time high. It is getting harder to find reasonably valued dividend growth stocks to invest in today. There are still high-quality attractive blue-chip dividend growth stocks available for current investment. 25 Dividend Champion research candidates at or near fair value […]

The Shiller PE Continues to Mislead Investors, The S&P 500 Is Fairly Valued in Early 2013

2013-01-15

Research Articles

Allow me to start this article by emphatically stating that I have a real problem with forecasting stock markets in the general sense.  Instead, I prefer to forecast the intrinsic values of individual businesses based on their earnings justified fundamental values.  I hold this position because I believe that it is not only possible, but […]

My Best Investment Advice – Watch Your Fellow Investors And Do The Opposite

2012-06-01

Research Articles

In my opinion, the recent selloff in stocks defies commonsense and logic, but in truth and fact it usually does. In other words, it’s not uncommon to see investors selling at precisely the time they should be buying and vice versa.  Moreover, when investor pessimism is at a high, like it is today, stocks become […]

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 […]

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