Hope Is Not A Strategy, Before Investing Have A Precise Calculation Of Return In Mind

Introduction

Many people make the mistake of investing in a stock simply with the hope or belief that it will or might go up in value.  However, there is a very popular mantra that states “Hope is not a strategy.”  Some attribute the origin of this mantra to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani during his speech at the Republican National Convention on September 3, 2008 where he said “because change is not a destination, just as Hope is not a strategy.”  Others credit a well-publicized letter sent to Barack Obama by economist, and Dean of the Business School at Webster University in St. Louis, Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande that was titled “Hope is not a strategy.”

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Attractively Valued Ameriprise Financial: a Long-Term Total Return Opportunity Raises Dividend 16%

Introduction

Prior to making an investment in any stock, I always proceed with a clear investment objective in mind.  However, my objectives are not necessarily the same every time I invest in a stock.  There are times when my objective is current income, and in contrast there are other times when my objective might be maximum total return.  At other times, I may be seeking a combination of both income and growth.  My investment objective is determined by what my needs are at the time.

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

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[…]

Mr. Valuation Thinks AbbVie Will ‘Humira’ Us For A Few More Years

Introduction It is not enough to simply identify a great company to invest in. Before investing in any common stock, it is critically important to evaluate and understand the valuation that the market is currently valuing it at. If valuation is too high, you are exposing your money to higher risk while simultaneously reducing your[…]

Mr. Valuation Says Digital Realty Is A Right REIT At A Right Time For Your Retirement Portfolio

Introduction This series of articles is designed to identify attractive, blue-chip, higher-yielding dividend growth stocks that are currently available at sound valuation. Consequently, the primary determinant for a company to be included in this series is sound and attractive current valuation. In other words, the research candidates presented in this series should not be thought[…]