Finding Value In Consumer Durables – A Very Diverse Sector: Part 3

Introduction This is part 3 of a series where I have conducted a simple screening looking for value over the overall market based on industry classifications and subindustry classifications reported by FactSet Research Systems, Inc. In part 1 found here  I covered the Consumer Services Sector.  In part 2 found here I covered the Communication Read more about Finding Value In Consumer Durables – A Very Diverse Sector: Part 3[…]

Finding Value In The Communication Sector Is Easy Today – Finding Growth Is A Different Matter (Part 2)

Introduction This is part 2 of a series where I have conducted a simple screening looking for value over the overall market based on industry classifications and subindustry classifications reported by FactSet Research Systems, Inc. In part 1 found here, I covered the Consumer Services Sector.  In this part 2, I will be covering the Communication Read more about Finding Value In The Communication Sector Is Easy Today – Finding Growth Is A Different Matter (Part 2)[…]

I Love Bear Markets – Look at All the Value It Has Brought Us! Part 1

Introduction Although most investors hate bearish stock market activity, value investors – like yours truly -relish them.  Moreover, bearish market activity becomes especially welcome after extended periods of high valuation like we have been experiencing since calendar year 2014.  High valuations make it very difficult for value investors to find attractive common stock investments.  Consequently, Read more about I Love Bear Markets – Look at All the Value It Has Brought Us! Part 1[…]

9 More A Rated or Better Attractively Valued Dividend Growth Stocks

Introduction In part 2B of my current series on building and diversifying a dividend growth portfolio I presented 20 dividend growth stocks.  However, in the FAST Graph analyze out loud video I only covered 11 of the 20 companies, one for each of the major sectors.  As a result, I have had requests to provide Read more about 9 More A Rated or Better Attractively Valued Dividend Growth Stocks[…]

Diversifying by Sector: 20 High-Quality Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks Rated A- Or Better (Part 2B)

Introduction This current series of articles could be summarized as a review of ways to construct and diversify a common stock portfolio.  In part 1 found here I discussed various viewpoints on how many stocks a portfolio should hold.  In Part 2A found here I presented and discussed Peter Lynch’s 6 general categories of stocks.  In Read more about Diversifying by Sector: 20 High-Quality Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks Rated A- Or Better (Part 2B)[…]

Did IBM Buy Red Hat at a Fair Price?

Introduction On October 23, 2015 I wrote an article titled “Retirees: I Did Not Buy IBM to Sell; It’s about the Dividend Income Stupid.”  At the time I published the article, I was long International Business Machine (IBM) and remain long today.  With the article I attempted to illustrate why I was including IBM in Read more about Did IBM Buy Red Hat at a Fair Price?[…]

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[…]

FAST Graphs – Honeydew Dividend Line – Explanation and Video

There has been a lot of misunderstanding regarding FAST Graphs and how we display dividend information.  For starters, the only honeydew colored line on the graph is what everyone calls the white line.  For you to understand this better, go down to the bottom of the graph in the long orange rectangle and take off Read more about FAST Graphs – Honeydew Dividend Line – Explanation and Video[…]

IBM Fundamental Analysis by the Numbers

Introduction All investing is not done with the same objectives or goals in mind.  This applies to investing in common stocks just as it does to investing in real estate, commodities, fixed income vehicles, fine art or collectibles – and any other investment that comes to mind.  There are times when investors are looking for Read more about IBM Fundamental Analysis by the Numbers[…]

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[…]