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[…]

Could This Be Why Warren Buffett Sold General Electric Bought Synchrony?

Introduction Warren Buffett has long been considered the consummate value investor.  His penchant for value investing is generally attributed to his relationship with the renowned father of value investing Ben Graham.  However, what is often overlooked is the influence that partner Charlie Munger brought to Warren Buffett’s investing philosophy.  Warren attributes Charlie to introducing him Read more about Could This Be Why Warren Buffett Sold General Electric Bought Synchrony?[…]

Retired Investors Don’t Buy Bonds Until?

Introduction

The primary attractions supporting investing in bonds or other fixed income instruments have traditionally been high income and safety.  People invest their principal in bonds and receive a stated interest rate (coupon) over the life of the bond and are given the promise of having their principal returned at maturity.  Under normal times, bonds would typically pay a higher rate of interest than the dividend rate on stocks.  Consequently, bonds have acquired the reputation as low risk and high income instruments. […]

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What The Great Recession Taught Me About Dividend Growth Investing

Introduction

Ever since I first got interested in investing in stocks circa 1965 I have been confronted with a constant and persistent admonition about the next pending market crash.  In those early days I contributed much of the negativity toward stocks to a lingering overhang from the Great Depression.  Many of the people I was talking with had been literally traumatized by stern warnings from their parents or grandparents about the risk of investing in the stock market.  Stocks were too risky for prudent people to invest in and serious money should never be invested there. […]

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Can General Electric Return to its Previous Blue-Chip Dividend Growth Stock?

Introduction

General Electric (GE) has announced a strategy and new focus to be the world’s best infrastructure and Technology Company.  Already in 2014, the company has announced that they have taken significant steps to reshape and refocus their portfolio.  In the future the company has a stated goal to achieve 75% of their earnings from their industrial business by 2016.  The recent announcement to divest their appliance business appears to support their objectives. […]

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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: Fairly Valued Dividend Growth Stocks with an Emphasis on Dividends – Part 4

Introduction

I am a firm believer that common stock portfolios should be custom-designed to meet each unique individual’s goals, objectives and risk tolerances.  With that said, I believe it logically follows that in order to create a successful portfolio, the individual investor must first conduct some serious introspection to be sure that they truly “know thyself.”  Therefore, I believe the first, and perhaps most critical step, towards designing a successful equity portfolio is to ask your-self, and honestly answer several important questions.

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General Electric Looks Like It’s Becoming The Shareholder-Friendly Company It Once Was

General Electric (GE) was once revered as one of the bluest of all blue-chip companies in the world.  During its glory days, GE was respected as an industrial conglomerate that manufactured some of the world’s best jet engines, locomotives, appliances and even the highly regarded General Electric light bulb.  However, as best I can determine, Read more about General Electric Looks Like It’s Becoming The Shareholder-Friendly Company It Once Was[…]

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[…]