“Ye Of Little Faith” What Has It Cost You? Part 1

Introduction

I believe that one of the most important attributes that a successful investor must possess is optimism.  Any serious student of financial history would recognize and acknowledge that economically speaking, things are good much more often than they are bad.  In the general sense, common stocks have risen far more often than they have fallen. That is not to say that bad times never come, because they most assuredly do.  However, even during bad times optimism has served investors better than pessimism.  The rational optimist recognizes that bad times are only temporary, and better times are sure to follow. […]

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Proper Utilization Of the MisterValuation Fairly Valued Research Candidates Portfolios

The MisterValuation website was inspired by many requests I received from self-reliant investors that were desirous of assistance in the form of advice and counsel, but not willing to turn their money over to a third-party manager.  Unfortunately, time and resources preclude me from providing individual guidance or assistance.  Therefore, I launched the MisterValuation website[…]

Chuck Carnevale, a.k.a. “Mr. Valuation,” on Stocks, Bubbles, and Buybacks

With stock market valuations at current levels, are there any bargains left in the stock market today? Cris Sheridan welcomes Charles (Chuck) Carnevale, creator of F.A.S.T. Graphs™. Chuck talks about the sectors and companies that he still finds attractive and also gives his thoughts on corporate buybacks and whether the US stock market is in[…]

4 Healthcare REITs For A Healthier Retirement Portfolio

Introduction

To be considered prudent investors we must recognize and accept the undeniable reality that all true investing is done in future time.  Consequently, the key to long-term investment success is to forecast the future as accurately as we possibly can.  Of course, we must simultaneously recognize and accept that forecasting the future can only be accomplished within a reasonable degree of accuracy.  Forecasting the future, and investing for that matter, can never be a game of perfect.  Nevertheless, our investing success will ultimately be achieved based on how good our forecasts turn out to be. […]

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Retired With Money To Invest? Consider Playing Defense With Utilities

Introduction

It is no secret that the stock market in the general sense is trading at a higher valuation than normal.  On the other hand, I would argue that it’s far from bubble territory.  Regardless, I must admit that finding attractive valuations is getting harder with each passing day.  This is especially true for the conservative retired investor looking for safe sources of income in order to fund their golden years.  But at the same time, that does not mean that good value or sound investments cannot be found. […]

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What The Great Recession Taught Me About Dividend Growth Investing

Introduction

Ever since I first got interested in investing in stocks circa 1965 I have been confronted with a constant and persistent admonition about the next pending market crash.  In those early days I contributed much of the negativity toward stocks to a lingering overhang from the Great Depression.  Many of the people I was talking with had been literally traumatized by stern warnings from their parents or grandparents about the risk of investing in the stock market.  Stocks were too risky for prudent people to invest in and serious money should never be invested there. […]

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My Top 3 Fabulous Pharma Stocks

Introduction

I am a fervent believer that investment decisions should be made based on the relative merits of each individual investment under consideration.  However, my anecdotal observations and experience suggests that many investors do not embrace that approach.  This is especially true regarding investment decisions on common stocks.  Instead of focusing on the opportunities and valuations available from select individual businesses, many investors are obsessed, and I allege blinded by generalized views or beliefs about the overall market and/or the economy. […]

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10 Reasons Why Growth Stocks Can Be Appropriate for Retired Investors

Introduction

In recent weeks I received several questions and comments from readers regarding my views on the appropriateness of investing in growth stocks in retirement portfolios.  Additionally, and on a related topic, I have also come across numerous discussions, sometimes quite heated, about whether it’s best to invest for total return or growth of dividend income.  Consequently, I thought it would be interesting to share my views and provide my perspectives on both the appropriateness of growth stocks, and/or whether it’s best to invest for total return or income growth.

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