Are These The 6 Best Stocks In The Dow Jones Industrial Average? – Part 3 Of 5

Introduction In Part 1 and Part 2  of this series I covered 12 of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks that I considered the most expensive of the index.  With this part 3 I will be looking at 6 additional Dow stocks that for the most part I would consider fully valued to only Read more about Are These The 6 Best Stocks In The Dow Jones Industrial Average? – Part 3 Of 5[…]

What Could I Realistically Make If I Invested in Apple Today?

Introduction Just as it always does, Apple’s (AAPL) Keynote event generated quite a buzz.  In addition to announcing several new products and upgrades, this year’s event inaugurated the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park.  And as usual, reactions to the presentation have been quite strong.  Perhaps more than any other company, Apple has both zealous Read more about What Could I Realistically Make If I Invested in Apple Today?[…]

A Comprehensive Look At Dividend Growth Stock Valuations Sector By Sector: Part 2

Introduction

Finding attractively valued dividend growth stocks is getting harder and harder to do.  The overall market has been on a relentless advance for many years now, and high quality dividend paying growth stocks have been leaders.  Consequently, valuations have become extended beyond historical norms and I contend prudence.  Nevertheless, there are attractive dividend growth stocks available if you’re willing to look hard enough.

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MisterValuation Featured Dividend Growth Stock of the Week: Apple Inc.

Introduction My stock of the week research candidate is in the dividend growth category.  In my introduction to this feature I defined this category as follows: Dividend Growth: In this category I will be featuring fairly-valued dividend growth stocks with the potential to generate above-average future long-term total returns.  With this category my emphasis will Read more about MisterValuation Featured Dividend Growth Stock of the Week: Apple Inc.[…]

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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The Best Way to Judge Past Performance: Part Two

Introduction

On virtually every financial website on the planet there is a never-ending daily stream of stock tips and recommendations.  Consequently, the investing public is literally flooded with information and advice regarding what stock to buy today or not to buy.  Some of what is offered is supported by factual information and logic, but unfortunately, much of what is offered is merely based on the opinion of the author.  This presents quite a challenge to the prudent prospective investor seeking sound advice or guidance.  The recommendations are presented and it is left up to the individual to act on the advice or not based on the content as written. […]

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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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The Great Beta Hoax: Not an Accurate Measure of Risk After All

Introduction Every investor is concerned with risk at some level.  Arguably investors in retirement are and should be concerned with risk the most.  However, not every investor looks at or defines risk in the same way.  In truth and fact, there is a wide gap between how various segments in the financial community define and Read more about The Great Beta Hoax: Not an Accurate Measure of Risk After All[…]

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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