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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 […]

Is Dow 17,000 Dangerously High? This Comprehensive Review May Surprise You!

2014-07-09

Research Articles

Introduction The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently closed above 17,000, a historical record and milestone.  Consequently, the question at the forefront of every investor’s mind has understandably been raised.  Has the market now become dangerously high and therefore destined for a crash?  The truthful answer to this important question is that nobody can know for […]

The Industrial Sector Offers A Lot Of Value, Dividend Growth and Income

2013-07-03

Research Articles

Introduction to the Industrial Sector The Industrial sector is primarily comprised of companies that produce goods used in construction and manufacturing.  Some of the key subsectors include aerospace and defense, construction and engineering, building products and industrial conglomerates.  For the most part, these are capital-intensive industries that often operate on low or even razor thin […]

The Dow Hits All-Time Highs, But The Truth Is It Remains Cheaply Valued

2013-05-15

Research Articles

The Dow Jones industrial average sits above 15,000, an all-time high.  But don’t be fooled, this doesn’t mean that stocks are expensive.  I understand that it seems logical to assume that if the Dow Jones industrial average, what many believe to be the bellwether index of the stock market, is at an all-time high, then […]

Forecasting Future Earnings Is The Key To Successful Stock Investing, Consensus Analysts’ Estimates Provide A Solid Starting Point

2013-03-14

Research Articles

Looking for good dividend paying stocks to add to your retirement portfolio?  You might want to try trusting analysts’ estimates to aid in your selection process. Putting Analysts’ Estimates Into Perspective I believe that estimating future earnings growth is a major key to successful long-term stock investing.  If you’re a true investor, then you are […]

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