Stock Selection Options by Category: Part 2A

Introduction In part 1 of this series titled “How Many Stocks Should I Own?”  found here, I focused primarily on how many stocks an investor might need to hold in a stock portfolio for adequate diversification.  In this part 2, my focus will shift to category selections. Instead of how many stocks to own, this Read more about Stock Selection Options by Category: Part 2A[…]

How Can You Avoid Value Traps In this Market?

Introduction

When the stock market turns bad, like it has been recently, investors find it extremely difficult to remain positive.  As a result, people tend to be more cynical during bad times than they would normally be during better times.  When this happens, it becomes all too easy to paint every stock in the stock market with the same negative brush.  Since most stocks will, temporarily at least, experience falling prices during a bad market, the distinction between good stocks and bad stocks can become blurred. […]

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Retired Investors: Apply a Value Investing Strategy and Earn More Income and Higher Returns

Introduction

Value investing produces safe, powerful long-term results, but it is often misunderstood.  This is why most of the greatest investors that have ever lived have employed some form of value investing as an integral part of their overall stock investing strategy.  However, the term, concept or strategy called value investing does not necessarily universally apply.  Like many financial terms and concepts, there are many nuances that pertain to the general concept of investing for value in common stocks. […]

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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 Read more about Mr. Valuation disagrees with Henry Blodget: “It’s a Market of Stocks” is not a Meaningless Phrase[…]

Avon Products: Dividend, Earnings And Valuation Analysis

. . . . The Estimated Earnings and Return Calculator Tool is a simple yet powerful resource that empowers the user to calculate and run various investing scenarios that generate precise rate of return potentialities. Thinking the investment through to its logical conclusion is an important component towards making sound and prudent commonsense investing decisions. Read more about Avon Products: Dividend, Earnings And Valuation Analysis[…]

42 Dividend Contenders for Above-Average Total Return

With interest rates hovering near all-time lows, investors needing income are faced with very limited choices.  The traditional high yield available from bonds and other fixed income vehicles are no longer available to meet the needs of retirees needing income to live off.  Moreover, it is almost a certainty that today’s low yields are not Read more about 42 Dividend Contenders for Above-Average Total Return[…]

America’s Best Companies are Cheap – So Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Let there be no confusion about the purpose and intent of this article.  It is intended to present a positive and enthusiastic defense and a reasoned support of our great country and its economic strength and promise.  There are far too many that want to criticize and denigrate our economy and the very system within Read more about America’s Best Companies are Cheap – So Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year![…]

The Case for Optimism: Our Top 25 Dividend Growth Stocks are Dirt Cheap

Anyone who had recently invested in real estate would most likely agree that the phrase “dirt cheap” carries a new and enhanced meaning today. In the same vein, we would argue that our top 25 dividend growth stocks based on the potential for five-year estimated annual total returns are dirt cheap.  Consequently, we believe that Read more about The Case for Optimism: Our Top 25 Dividend Growth Stocks are Dirt Cheap[…]

Sell your Bonds and Gold and Buy Dividend Growth Stocks Before it is Too Late

Introduction Early in their careers investment professionals are taught the importance and benefit of properly diversifying their client’s portfolios.  Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT), which was developed and promoted by academia, has taken diversification to the extreme.  According to Modern Portfolio Theory, asset allocation is the primary determinant of future returns and in the reduction of Read more about Sell your Bonds and Gold and Buy Dividend Growth Stocks Before it is Too Late[…]

Earnings Growth Rate = Shareholder Return Rate

Earnings Growth Rate = Shareholder Return Rate This week’s blog is focused on elaborating on the dynamics between earnings and stock price. Today’s blog looks at velocity, or what I call the rate of change. In the long run, shareholder returns are driven by the returns the business they own generates. Not the stock market, Read more about Earnings Growth Rate = Shareholder Return Rate[…]