The Greatest Risk We Face: To Again Falling Into a Recession

The Problem A spate of frightening headlines has led to two troubling declines in financial instruments.  The first, of course, is the decline in equity prices that has everyone worried about their financial futures.  This drop in stock price is in everybody’s face and therefore commands prime time attention by the media.  Of course, the Read more about The Greatest Risk We Face: To Again Falling Into a Recession[…]

Warren Buffett Said Ignore Political and Economic Forecasts

There’s certainly no shortage of pundits, prognosticators and even self-proclaimed prophets ready and willing to bombard us with dire forecasts about our future.  We get a day in the market like Monday, August 8, 2011, and “Chicken Little” shows up everywhere to include radio, television, newspapers, magazines and the Internet.  Yet somehow, we survive it Read more about Warren Buffett Said Ignore Political and Economic Forecasts[…]

Illinois Tool Works (ITW): Innovation, Growth, Above-Average Yield and Low Valuation: (Part 7 of 7)

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is a diversified industrial manufacturer with a history of growth through innovation, and through acquisitions.  A quote from their introductory video sums up Illinois Tool Works’ business units very nicely: “if it’s wrapped, scrapped, fastened or welded; built, connected, balanced, or sliced; decorated, packaged, labeled or protected; chances are Illinois tool Read more about Illinois Tool Works (ITW): Innovation, Growth, Above-Average Yield and Low Valuation: (Part 7 of 7)[…]

Johnson Controls (JCI) Price Chart V Bottom Spelled Victory and Huge Profit (Part 6 of 7)

Introduction This article is Part 6 of a 7-part series that is looking at the incredible opportunity that a cyclical company can represent as earnings recover coming out of a recession. A primary objective of this series of articles is to illustrate that price drops of well-established companies are usually temporary even after earnings are cyclically weak. Read more about Johnson Controls (JCI) Price Chart V Bottom Spelled Victory and Huge Profit (Part 6 of 7)[…]

Ingersoll-Rand Corp. (IR) If Only You Bought On the Bad News? (Part 5 of 7)

We have long held the investing philosophy that the best companies to invest in, are those that have the most consistent and highest earnings growth over time.  This philosophy is oriented to the long-term buy and hold investor.  In other words, we feel that companies with the best long-term track records are the most likely Read more about Ingersoll-Rand Corp. (IR) If Only You Bought On the Bad News? (Part 5 of 7)[…]

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Piling Up Profits: Part 4 of 7

Introducing Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is known and recognized worldwide for their construction equipment, farm machinery and heavy duty trucks.  Like most industrial companies, their business can be very cyclical at times.  However, the company is capable of generating strong profits when times are good.  The following description is taken directly from their Read more about Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Piling Up Profits: Part 4 of 7[…]

Crane Co. (CR) Powerful Post Recession Performance? Part 3 of 7

Crane Co. (CR) is an industrial company that manufactures and distributes products for the construction, aerospace, defense and miscellaneous other industries.  Their primary products are industrial pumps, fluid control devices, vending machines, fiberglass panels, aircraft brake systems and valves.  The following description is taken directly from their website: “Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of Read more about Crane Co. (CR) Powerful Post Recession Performance? Part 3 of 7[…]

F.A.S.T. Graphs™ video blog on 3M Co. (MMM) and Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

At the special request of readers of our recent blog post titled Six High-profile Industrials with Staggering Three-year Performance? (Part 1) we have prepared a short video blog looking at 3M Corp. and Emerson Electric through the lens of our F.A.S.T. Graphs™ research tool.  Click this link to view the video:  youtu.be/EJrIx9sxhQ4 Please follow and Read more about F.A.S.T. Graphs™ video blog on 3M Co. (MMM) and Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)[…]

Six High-profile Industrials with Staggering Three-year Performance? (Part 1)

Introduction This will be the first in a series of articles that look at when risk can be disguised as opportunity.  The article will cover six high profile and well-known industrial companies that have outperformed the S&P 500 as our economy has come out of the recession of 2008 and 2009.  Each of the six Read more about Six High-profile Industrials with Staggering Three-year Performance? (Part 1)[…]

Cummins Inc. (CMI) Staggering Three-Year Annualized Performance? (Part 2 of 7)

Cummins Inc. (CMI) is best known as a manufacturer of some of the world’s best diesel engines. Founded in Columbus, Indiana in 1919; as the Cummins Engine Company they built their reputation on the economy, power, reliability and durability of their engines. The following description is taken directly from their website: “Cummins Inc., a global Read more about Cummins Inc. (CMI) Staggering Three-Year Annualized Performance? (Part 2 of 7)[…]