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Stock Selection Options by Category: Part 2A

2018-10-30

Research Articles

Introduction In part 1 of this series titled “How Many Stocks Should I Own?”  found here, I focused primarily on how many stocks an investor might need to hold in a stock portfolio for adequate diversification.  In this part 2, my focus will shift to category selections. Instead of how many stocks to own, this […]

Designing the Appropriate Common Stock Retirement Portfolio: Stock Selection Options Part 1

2015-09-11

Research Articles

Introduction What is the best way to design or construct a common stock portfolio?  This is a question I am often asked and my short answer is always the same – it depends.  The truth is, there is no perfect method or strategy for designing a stock portfolio that is right for every individual investor.  […]

The Often Overlooked Danger When Investing In S&P 500 Utility Stocks – Part 10A

2015-03-06

Research Articles

Introduction The S&P 500 is a large and broad index that includes 10 broad sectors and many types of individual companies. Many S&P 500 constituents pay dividends and many do not. One of the smallest sectors by weight is the Utilities Sector, comprising just over 3% of the total index, and includes 29 constituents. However, […]

Six Cyclical Stocks: When to Hold ‘Em, When to Fold ‘Em

2010-11-19

Research Articles

For any investor considering investing in cyclical stocks, the admonition from Kenny Rogers’ famous song “The Gambler” should be heeded: “You got to know when to hold ’em / Know when to fold ’em / Know when to walk away / And know when to run.“ As the recent great recession has so emphatically reminded […]

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