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12 Dividend Growth Stocks That Meet My “Magic Formula for Dividend Growth Investors”

2017-02-09

Research Articles

Investing Thesis When investing for dividend growth there are several key attributes that I consider crucial for long-term success.  My definition of long-term success is first and foremost to generate a steadily-rising dividend income stream, and secondarily, the opportunity to generate a reasonable level of capital appreciation.  With this article I will present 12 dividend […]

Which Is the Better Valuation Metric? The P/E Ratio or the PEG Ratio: Part 1

2016-10-28

Research Articles

Introduction Recently, I have been engaged in rather intense discussions regarding the validity of P/E ratios versus PEG ratios as proper or appropriate valuation metrics.  I generally find these types of debates befuddling for a couple of reasons.  One, they are often a result of a failure to communicate.  Either party or sometimes both parties […]

Beware the Financial Destruction of Overvaluation

2016-06-02

Research Articles

Introduction After such an extended bull run it’s only logical to assume that many stocks are trading at frothy valuations.  On the other hand, it’s also important to keep in mind that it is a market of stocks and not a stock market.  Nevertheless, the truth is that many stocks are now significantly overvalued based […]

Dividends Don’t Drive Total Return They Contribute To It: Part 1

2016-03-03

Research Articles

Dividends Don’t Drive Total Return They Contribute To It: Part 1 Introduction I believe there is a critical piece of investment wisdom that all investors in common stocks should possess.  Every common stock investor should have a clear understanding of where and how long-term common stock returns are generated or come from.  When an investor […]

Why It’s a Mistake To Be Raising Cash In This Market

2016-02-11

Research Articles

Introduction It appears that I have become caught up in a spirited discussion regarding holding cash in investment portfolios.  However, I believe that my position on this important subject is being misrepresented.  Therefore, I felt compelled to offer this article for clarification of my true position and beliefs on the utilization of cash in portfolios.

Suffering Stock Market Stress? Consider This Market with Negligible Volatility and Consistently Rising Values Instead!

2016-02-05

Research Articles

Introduction It would be an understatement to call the recent stock market activity turbulent.  High stock price volatility makes investors anxious and some people even become downright frightened.  These emotional responses are often exaggerated for people in or near retirement.  Therefore, I contend that all investors need to find ways to keep their emotions in […]

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