Is There Real Value in These 7 Distribution Services Companies? Part 6

Introduction As I stated in previous articles in this series, my primary objective is to provide the reader with a clear perspective of just how different individual stocks are and how different companies operating in different sectors are. Consequently, I will be covering every sector that FactSet covers. As different as each of these sectors Read more about Is There Real Value in These 7 Distribution Services Companies? Part 6[…]

9 Inexpensive Consumer Services Sector Stocks: Part 5

Introduction As I stated in the introduction in Part 4 of this series, my primary objective is to provide the reader with a clear perspective of just how different individual stocks are and how different companies operating in different sectors are.  Consequently, I will be covering every sector that FactSet covers.  As this relates to Read more about 9 Inexpensive Consumer Services Sector Stocks: Part 5[…]

Comprehensive Research and Due Diligence Is a Process, Here Is Mine

Introduction One of the subscribers and regular viewers of my FAST Graphs YouTube channel made the following request: “Thank you for another excellent video. You always release such good, valuable content. I always hear you say that your videos serve to highlight some companies, and that if we find them interesting, we should then proceed Read more about Comprehensive Research and Due Diligence Is a Process, Here Is Mine[…]

11 Investable Consumer Non-Durables: Finding Value in Food, Footwear, Apparel, Alcohol and Tobacco: Part 4

Introduction My primary objective with this series of articles (identifying attractively valued stocks in different sectors) is to provide the reader with a clear perspective of just how different individual stocks are and how different companies operating in different sectors are.  It is my opinion and experience that investors worry far too much about what Read more about 11 Investable Consumer Non-Durables: Finding Value in Food, Footwear, Apparel, Alcohol and Tobacco: Part 4[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]