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Are These The 6 Best Stocks In The Dow Jones Industrial Average? – Part 3 Of 5

2017-10-13

Research Articles

Introduction In Part 1 and Part 2  of this series I covered 12 of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks that I considered the most expensive of the index.  With this part 3 I will be looking at 6 additional Dow stocks that for the most part I would consider fully valued to only […]

These Are The Only Dividend Champions And Contenders That Appear Attractively Valued

2016-07-18

Research Articles

Introduction As the stock market continues its relentless advance, attractive valuations are getting harder and harder to find.  This is especially true for the highest quality blue-chip dividend growth stocks.  Perhaps more importantly, in addition to the market’s relentless advance, there has also been a clear flight to quality – especially with dividend growth stocks.  […]

Researching United Technologies: Here’s How I Do It

2016-02-01

Research Articles

Introduction One of the greatest challenges that authors face when posting articles on financial blogs is how much information they should include and how much they should exclude.  Space is limited, and many readers prefer a short write-up over long dissertations.  Therefore, most authors (yours truly included) attempt to summarize their positions in the fewest […]

The 2 Keys to the Magic Formula for Long-Term Investment Success

2015-09-03

Research Articles

Introduction Investing in anything comes with a degree of uncertainty because all investing returns happen in the future.  And even though the future is unpredictable, the future is what everyone that invests is investing for.  These realities present important challenges that every investor must face and deal with in order to succeed. But even though […]

How Much Bond Duration Could You Endure?

2015-07-16

Research Articles

Introduction In my most recent article titled “Designing a Retirement Portfolio That’s Just Right for You” I opined that a retirement portfolio should be designed to meet the individual investor’s specific goals, objectives and risk tolerances.  I also suggested that the highest total return is not always the best approach because if the investor needs […]

“Ye Of Little Faith” What Has It Cost You? Part 1

2015-06-25

Research Articles

Introduction I believe that one of the most important attributes that a successful investor must possess is optimism.  Any serious student of financial history would recognize and acknowledge that economically speaking, things are good much more often than they are bad.  In the general sense, common stocks have risen far more often than they have […]

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