The 6 Most Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 1 of 5

Introduction When the Dow Jones Industrial Average first hit 20,000 in January of this year it generated quite a buzz within the financial community.  Since January the Dow Jones Index has continued to rise and currently is over 22,700.  However, the Dow Jones is not the only market index that is currently sitting at or Read more about The 6 Most Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 1 of 5[…]

Is Dow 17,000 Dangerously High? This Comprehensive Review May Surprise You!

Introduction The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently closed above 17,000, a historical record and milestone.  Consequently, the question at the forefront of every investor’s mind has understandably been raised.  Has the market now become dangerously high and therefore destined for a crash?  The truthful answer to this important question is that nobody can know for Read more about Is Dow 17,000 Dangerously High? This Comprehensive Review May Surprise You![…]

Stocks for 2014: Are Dividend Paying Cyclical Stocks Acceptable Investments For Retirement Portfolios? – Part 6

Introduction Chuck Carnevale This is final installment of a 6-part series of articles on stocks for 2014.  In the previous five installments – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5, my focus was primarily on stocks of various categories that I believed were fairly valued even after the strong run that Read more about Stocks for 2014: Are Dividend Paying Cyclical Stocks Acceptable Investments For Retirement Portfolios? – Part 6[…]

The Industrial Sector Offers A Lot Of Value, Dividend Growth and Income

Introduction to the Industrial Sector The Industrial sector is primarily comprised of companies that produce goods used in construction and manufacturing.  Some of the key subsectors include aerospace and defense, construction and engineering, building products and industrial conglomerates.  For the most part, these are capital-intensive industries that often operate on low or even razor thin Read more about The Industrial Sector Offers A Lot Of Value, Dividend Growth and Income[…]

The Dow Hits All-Time Highs, But The Truth Is It Remains Cheaply Valued

The Dow Jones industrial average sits above 15,000, an all-time high.  But don’t be fooled, this doesn’t mean that stocks are expensive.  I understand that it seems logical to assume that if the Dow Jones industrial average, what many believe to be the bellwether index of the stock market, is at an all-time high, then Read more about The Dow Hits All-Time Highs, But The Truth Is It Remains Cheaply Valued[…]

Cyclical and Turnaround Stocks: There Is A Lot Of Value In This Market: Part 5

This article represents the final installment in our “There Is A Lot of Value In This Market” series. Links to parts one through four can be found here. In some ways, this article represents prima fascia evidence supporting some of our main hypotheses.  First of all, this article will clearly support the notion that not Read more about Cyclical and Turnaround Stocks: There Is A Lot Of Value In This Market: Part 5[…]

There is a Lot of Value in this Market: Part 1

Introduction Whenever there is a rise in stock values as we have experienced over the past year or so, it seems to be human nature to automatically assume that valuations have become too high.  However, although it is possible that this is true, it is not necessarily so.  A lot has to do with where Read more about There is a Lot of Value in this Market: Part 1[…]

Don’t Be the Equivalent of a Stock Market Racist

There is no shortage of pundits and prognosticators willing to offer their opinions (rarely based on facts) as to whether or not stocks are cheap or expensive, or as to whether the markets are going to rise or fall.  In every case, the opinions and prognostications are directed as generalities such as stocks or markets.  Read more about Don’t Be the Equivalent of a Stock Market Racist[…]

Caterpillar’s Earnings Look Like And Act Like A Caterpillar; Moving Slowly But Steady

Caterpillar Inc (CAT) is the world’s leading company in the industry of construction and mining equipment.  It has 18 years of increasing dividends, and for shareholders, it can deliver a nice return over the long run, especially if purchased at the right price.  This article looks at Caterpillar Inc, a Dividend Contender, through the lens Read more about Caterpillar’s Earnings Look Like And Act Like A Caterpillar; Moving Slowly But Steady[…]

Maybe Diversification Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

There’s an old cliché about real estate investing that states that the three cardinal rules are: location- location- location.  Clever pundits have borrowed upon this refrain and glibly state that the three most important or cardinal rules of investing are: diversify- diversify- diversify. However, careful analysis will reveal that diversification is a multifaceted concept that Read more about Maybe Diversification Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be[…]