Understanding Fair Valuation: A Common Sense Approach To Long-Term Investing Success

Introduction

In order to understand what the intrinsic value or fair value of a common stock is, you must think like a long-term business owner and not like a stock trader.  Additionally, you must think like a business owner that has no intention of selling their business.  Put another way, your business generates your livelihood. Therefore, your primary focus and attention is on answering the question: how’s business? […]

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12 Attractive Fast-Growing Dividend Growth Stocks for High Total Return

Introduction

The current market environment is presenting many challenges to the conservative retired investor in need of current income.  Interest rates are near all-time lows and the valuations of many blue-chip dividend growth stocks have become extended.  Consequently, it is becoming very difficult to find quality investment opportunities that can provide safety through sound valuation, attractive yield and the potential to fight inflation. […]

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Viacom a Compelling Speculation with Huge Upside

Introduction I’ve spent my entire investing career looking for exciting investment opportunities in fairly valued or undervalued stocks.  In the same vein, I have been an ardent student of how to accurately value a business.  Perhaps the most important lesson I have ever learned on how to do that correctly is to approach the analysis[…]

I Own Southern Company and AGL Resources – Now What Do I Do?

Introduction

Utility stocks are generally low-growth high-yield investments.  As I will soon illustrate, both Southern Company (SO) and AGL Resources Inc (GAS) neatly fall into that category.  These low-growth and above- average dividend yield characteristics have led me to only invest in utility stocks when two important conditions are met. […]

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In Today’s Overheated Market Control Risk in Your Retirement Portfolios with Sound Valuation

Introduction

Investing money in anything is never without risk.  When investing in liquid investments, prices can and do fluctuate daily.  Importantly, all liquid investments can fluctuate in price, and that includes both stocks and bonds.  I mention this because price volatility, especially when investing in common stocks, represents one of the biggest risks that investors focus on, some to the point of obsession. […]

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13 Fairly Valued Aggressive Growth Stocks

Introduction I’ve received several requests from MisterValuation subscribers to present some fairly valued high-growth research candidates.  This article will present 14 reasonably valued selections based on high expected future growth.  With the exception of 2 companies, none of these stocks currently pay a dividend.  Therefore, for the most part these are pure play long-term capital[…]

20 Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks in Today’s Overvalued Market

I recently published a series of articles on Seeking Alpha and other sites that were free to the public where I presented 20 attractively valued dividend growth stocks with an aggregate yield of 4.3%.  If you haven’t already read them, here are links to both of those articles. 20 Dividend Growth Stocks To Buy Today[…]

Cummins Inc: An Intriguing Opportunity for High Dividend Growth

Introduction Cummins Inc (CMI) is a leading designer, distributor and manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines.  As I will illustrate in the analyze- out-loud video associated with this article, a recent drop in the company stock price has created a significant long-term opportunity for the dividend growth investor.  Attractive valuation and the company’s commitment[…]

Was Warren Buffett a True Value Investor When He Bought Precision Castparts?

Introduction

When I first got interested in investing in common stocks some 50 years ago, I thought it would be wise to research and then study the investing behaviors and philosophies of the recognized investor greats.  My efforts first led me to Ben Graham, and from there to many other famous value investors such as Philip Fisher, Walter Schloss, William J.  Ruane, Irving Kahn, Peter Lynch, and of course the venerable and perhaps most famous of all, Warren Buffett. […]

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10 Dividend Growth Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolios Aggregate Yield 4.3%: Part 2

Introduction

After an exhaustive search of the dividend growth stock universe I identified 20 dividend growth stocks that I felt were currently worthy of consideration for retirement portfolios based on valuation. In part 1 of this 2-part series found here I discussed the current level of the S&P 500, and offered some important principles about valuation.  Additionally, I offered the first group of 10 of what I consider the highest quality members of the 20 screened research candidates I uncovered.  In this part 2, I will present the final 10 of 20 attractively-valued dividend growth stocks that I felt were currently worthy of consideration based on attractive or fair valuation relative to the overall market. […]

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