stocks

Time In The Market and Value Investing Is Not Market Timing

2019-09-05

Research Articles

Introduction I am a value investor, and all my investments are made with a long-term objective in mind.  Consequently, I am a believer that time in the market is often what matters most.  However, I will qualify that remark by saying that you also make your money on the buy side.  What this means to […]

Valuation Is More Important Than Politics or Interest Rates: And Most Stocks Are Overvalued Today

2019-08-29

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Introduction My personal investing strategy is based on the simple logic and reality that great businesses are by definition, better than average.  Therefore, to my way of thinking, it logically follows that the best investment returns would be achieved by investing in the best businesses that you could identify.  Moreover, it is also important to […]

Why A 15 P/E Ratio Is Fair Value for Most Companies: Part 2

2019-08-22

Research Articles

Introduction To me, fair value, as it relates to common stock investments, is manifest when the current earnings yield provided by the company’s profits compensates me for the risk I am taking by providing both a realistic and acceptable return on my invested capital.  Most importantly, as will be explained later, current earnings yield and […]

The Essence of Valuation is Soundness Not Rate of Return: Part 1

2019-08-15

Research Articles

Introduction on Stock Valuation When it comes to writing about investing in common stocks, my favorite theme typically revolves around valuation.  In fact, I once had a reader dub me “Mr. Valuation.”  Which, I might add was very flattering to me.  Moreover, in the context of discussing valuation, there are normally three concepts that are […]

Microsoft Important Lessons in Valuation: Part 1

2019-08-06

Research Articles

Introduction Before I get too deep into this article, I want to start out by stating that Microsoft (MSFT) has long been one of my favorite companies.  Many years ago, I invested in Microsoft as a pure growth stock and sold it in 2000 when it became dangerous overvalued after making a very healthy long-term […]

The Retirement Dividend Growth Portfolio Concentrated Or Diversified: Part 3

2019-08-01

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Introduction This article is a refresh and an update of an article I originally posted in 2015.  However, the principles I am presenting are timeless and worthy of being revisited.  Moreover, I have updated the supporting examples to more precisely reflect our current market environment. Designing the common stock portion of your retirement portfolio is […]

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