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Dividend Growth Stocks Can Provide Retirees Great Total Returns

2012-08-29

Research Articles

Introduction to Dividend Paying Stocks When people talk about dividend paying stocks, their focus is often on the dividend income they provide. This is especially true for the investors that fancy themselves purists as dividend growth investors, who seemingly care more about their dividends than they do their capital. However, this article intends to illustrate […]

How to Know What Rate of Return to Expect from your Stocks: Part 2

2012-07-03

Research Articles

Introduction In Part 1 of this series found here, we voiced the notion that there are two primary attributes, valuation and the rate of change of earnings growth, which prudent investors can use to forecast the potential future returns on their stocks. However, Part 1 was primarily focused on ascertaining the principles which laid the […]

Newsflash: The Dividend Aristocrats Found The Lost Decade

2012-05-01

Research Articles

Introduction There are many people who continue to hold a jaundiced view of stocks because they were traumatized by the last two recessions.  Precipitous drops in equity prices drove them to distrust stocks and stock markets.  However, I believe that most of the negative sentiment is a function of what I would describe as vague […]

Six Attractively Valued Dividend Growth Stocks Reporting Earnings!

2011-07-20

Research Articles

Investors today have instant access to minute by minute changes in the stock prices of their portfolio holdings in real time. Since stock prices tend to fluctuate wildly from one day to the next, I for one do not feel that this information overload is a good thing. What makes matters even worse is how […]

Principles of Valuation Part 1: Price Is What You Pay, Value Is What You Get

2010-12-05

Research Articles

Why have these three stocks historically commanded approximately the same True Worth™ price earnings ratio? SCANA Corp. (SCG), a public utility, has a historical earnings growth rate averaging 3.2% per annum, VF Corp. (VFC), an apparel manufacturer, has a historical earnings growth rate averaging 7.4%, and United Technologies Corp. (UTX), an aerospace and technology conglomerate, […]

7 Attractive Dividend Aristocrats Proving the Wisdom of the Masters

2010-10-29

Research Articles

When I entered this business 40 years ago, it seemed reasonable to me to study how the best investors behaved. The two investing masters that I respected the most were Peter Lynch and Warren Buffett. If I was going to be of value to others, it only made sense that I learn as much as […]

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