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 Many Stocks Should I Own? Part 1

Introduction One of the most commonly asked questions I receive from investors is: how many stocks should I put in my portfolio?  This is a widely debated subject that is most commonly referred to as concentrated versus widely diversified portfolio construction.  Of course, the widely diversified camp likes holding a lot of stocks and therefore Read more about How Many Stocks Should I Own? Part 1[…]

Building a Dividend Growth Portfolio from Scratch: 15 A Rated or Better Fairly Valued Opportunities

Introduction We remain in one of the longest bull markets in history.  Generally, with bull markets stocks tend to become highly valued.  Additionally, we also continue to find ourselves in a low interest rate environment based on historical standards.  However, after bottoming out in January 2017, interest rates have steadily increased.  Although interest rates remain Read more about Building a Dividend Growth Portfolio from Scratch: 15 A Rated or Better Fairly Valued Opportunities[…]

Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) FAST Graphs Analyze-Out-Loud Analysis

Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) has been one of the most requested stocks that I’ve been asked to provide an analyze out loud video on.  When I first  looked at it, I had to wonder why people were so interested in this particular stock.  Then I realized that statistically it looks great.  The company’s blended P/E Read more about Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) FAST Graphs Analyze-Out-Loud Analysis[…]

Western Digital Corporation (NasdaqGS:WDC) FAST Graphs YouTube Subscriber Request Series

Western Digital Corporation is a technology stock providing personal and business storage.  As illustrated in the analyze out loud video, the company has a cyclical operating history and as a result, the market has tended to value it at lower-than-average valuations.  Nevertheless, at only 4.2 times blended earnings the company is currently significantly undervalued even Read more about Western Digital Corporation (NasdaqGS:WDC) FAST Graphs YouTube Subscriber Request Series[…]

7 China-based Stocks for High Growth at a Reasonable Price

Introduction China has rapidly become the second largest economy in the world – second only to the United States, and by some calculations the largest.  As a result, China also has some of the fastest-growing publicly traded companies on the planet.  Moreover, tariff negotiations between the United States and China have recently become a political Read more about 7 China-based Stocks for High Growth at a Reasonable Price[…]

Update on Owens & Minor Inc.: An Undervalued Speculation or a Value Trap?

Introduction Owens & Minor Inc. reported earnings yesterday and simultaneously revised their 2018 earnings outlook lower.  As fate would have it, I produced an article and a video where I highlighted 12 undervalued dividend growth research candidates which included Owens & Minor.  When I produced the video, the FAST Graph fundamentals analyzer software tool was Read more about Update on Owens & Minor Inc.: An Undervalued Speculation or a Value Trap?[…]

4 Big Advantages of Investing in Undervalued Dividend Growth Stocks: Here Are 12 to Consider

Introduction Value investing is a proven long-term investing strategy that produces above-average results at below-average risk – if engaged in properly.  However, there are four primary advantages to investing in undervalued dividend growth stocks that facilitate strong long-term performance while simultaneously lowering risk.  The beauty of these advantages is that they provide insights and validations Read more about 4 Big Advantages of Investing in Undervalued Dividend Growth Stocks: Here Are 12 to Consider[…]

My Dirty Dozen Undervalued Dividend Growth Stocks

Introduction Relative to historical norms the overall stock market as measured by the S&P 500 is overvalued with the current blended P/E ratio of 19.2.  Historically, the S&P 500 would be considered fairly-valued when its P/E ratio was between 15 to 16.  Therefore, some could argue that the market is not terribly overvalued, but instead Read more about My Dirty Dozen Undervalued Dividend Growth Stocks[…]