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The 6 Most Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 1 of 5

2017-10-06

Research Articles

Introduction When the Dow Jones Industrial Average first hit 20,000 in January of this year it generated quite a buzz within the financial community.  Since January the Dow Jones Index has continued to rise and currently is over 22,700.  However, the Dow Jones is not the only market index that is currently sitting at or […]

Answers to the Hardest Decision-When Do I Sell A Stock?

2016-06-27

Research Articles

Introduction I’m going to start this article with the same opening statement that I utilized in a previous article I wrote on knowing when to sell a stock. The most common complaint that I have heard from investors over my 40+ years in the financial services industry is as follows: “Everyone wants to tell me […]

Mr. Valuation disagrees with Henry Blodget: “It’s a Market of Stocks” is not a Meaningless Phrase

2015-04-16

Research Articles

Introduction There are many that consider the stock market the big casino.  Because I believe in adhering to a business perspective on investing in common stocks, I am not one of those people.  To investors like me, the stock market is simply the store that we shop at in order to buy (invest in) great […]

Credit Card Companies: Poised To Continue Their Charge

2014-01-10

FAST Graphs At-A-Glance

In true oligopolistic fashion, the credit card industry is dominated by just four players:  Visa (V), MasterCard (MA), American Express (AXP) and Discover (DFS). For instance, here’s a look at the respective market shares over the 2006 to 2012 period:

Growth Stocks: There is a Lot of Value in this Market Part 2

2012-09-27

Research Articles

Introduction In part one of this series we introduced the notion that in all markets whether bear or bull, there will always exist individual stocks that are fairly valued, overvalued or undervalued. In this same vein we argued that it’s a market of stocks, not a stock market. For those who missed it, here’s a […]

Buffett’s Latest Portfolio Changes

2012-02-16

Research Articles

The following table summarizes the fundamentals of the seven stocks that Berkshire Hathaway took action on. Davita (DVA) and Liberty Media were purchased. Wells Fargo (WFC), DirecTV (DTV), CVS Caremark (CVS) and Visa (V) were added to, and Berkshire cut its stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) from 37 million shares to 29 million. We’re […]

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