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The Essence of Valuation is Soundness Not Rate of Return

2013-02-22

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 […]

United Technologies Corp: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis

2012-12-06

FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

Before analyzing a company for investment, it’s important to have a perspective on how well the business has performed.  Because at the end of the day, if you are an investor, you are buying the business.  The FAST Graphs™ presented with this article will focus first on the business behind the stock.  The orange line […]

Maybe Diversification Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

2012-04-19

Research Articles

There’s an old cliché about real estate investing that states that the three cardinal rules are: location- location- location.  Clever pundits have borrowed upon this refrain and glibly state that the three most important or cardinal rules of investing are: diversify- diversify- diversify. However, careful analysis will reveal that diversification is a multifaceted concept that […]

United Technologies Corp: Dividends, Earnings And Valuation Analysis

2012-03-06

Research Articles

. . . . Performance Table: Capital Appreciation and Dividend Income United Technologies Corp The associated performance results with the earnings and price correlated graph, validates the above discussion regarding the two components of total return: Capital appreciation and dividend income. Dividends are included in the total return calculation and are assumed paid, but not […]

42 Dividend Contenders for Above-Average Total Return

2012-01-11

Research Articles

With interest rates hovering near all-time lows, investors needing income are faced with very limited choices.  The traditional high yield available from bonds and other fixed income vehicles are no longer available to meet the needs of retirees needing income to live off.  Moreover, it is almost a certainty that today’s low yields are not […]

Growth and Value: Esterline Technologies – a Leading Defense Contractor

2011-12-16

Research Articles

Investing versus Speculating With the amount of volatility seen in the equity markets today, many people seem to believe that the old proven practices of investing in solid businesses for the long run no longer apply.  But it’s important to remember that there is a significant distinction between true investing and speculating.  And it’s even […]

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