Why We Sold Walmart-It’s Not Why You Think

Introduction Walmart’s stock price took a bath early last week, and there are a lot of opinions regarding where the stock price now sits.  The catalyst was their 4th quarter and fiscal year-end 2018 annual report (note: Walmart has a January 31 fiscal year end).  The following headlines courtesy of “Google Finance” illustrate the variance Read more about Why We Sold Walmart-It’s Not Why You Think[…]

Cardinal Health: A Dividend Aristocrat the Risk Is Already Priced In-Part 2 of 7

Introduction As a value investor, I am totally cognizant of the reality that attractively valued bargains are hard to find in a strong bull market.  Moreover, as an experienced value investor I clearly understand that low valuations in a raging bull market are usually associated with issues and challenges sometimes real, sometimes imaginary.  The key Read more about Cardinal Health: A Dividend Aristocrat the Risk Is Already Priced In-Part 2 of 7[…]

Are These 5 Dow Stocks As Cheap As They Appear?: Part 5 of 5

Introduction This is the final installment of the five-part series where I examined the past operating histories and valuations of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks.  With this 5 Part series I attempted to cover the 30 Dow stocks in order of highest valuations to lowest.  For the most part, I suggested that the Read more about Are These 5 Dow Stocks As Cheap As They Appear?: Part 5 of 5[…]

Why Are These 6 Dow Stocks Fairly Valued?: Part 4 of 5

Introduction Thus far, with the first 3 parts of this five-part series, we’ve examined 60% (18 of 30) of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  What we found so far were that the majority of these constituents are currently overvalued or at least fully valued.  Finally, with this Part 4, we will Read more about Why Are These 6 Dow Stocks Fairly Valued?: Part 4 of 5[…]

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[…]

6 More Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 2 of 5

Introduction In part 1 of this five-part series, I covered what I considered the 6 most expensive stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index of 30 stocks.  With this part 2, I’m going to cover 6 additional Dow stocks that I consider overvalued currently.  So far, these two articles represent approximately 40% of the Read more about 6 More Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 2 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?[…]

My Visa Long is Getting Long in the Tooth

Introduction Over my lifetime I have invested in many different things.  In the process of doing that, I have learned that there are really only two types of investors.  As an investor, you are either active or passive.  Being active implies directly managing or being in control of your investment.  In contrast, as a passive Read more about My Visa Long is Getting Long in the Tooth[…]

Choosy Investors Choose J.M. Smucker and The Dividend Adds Value

Introduction The J.M. Smucker Company (SJM) is a “Dividend Contender” that has increased its dividend for 20 consecutive years.  After being overvalued for most of fiscal year 2017 (fiscal year ends in April) the company has since fallen into attractive valuation territory.  As a result, the company is available at a low P/E ratio relative Read more about Choosy Investors Choose J.M. Smucker and The Dividend Adds Value[…]