10 More of 50 Fairly-Valued Dividend Growth Stocks Offering Moderately High Yields: Part 2

Introduction This is the second of a five-part series presenting 50 dividend growth stocks that I have screened for current fair value.  With this article I will be covering 10 additional dividend growth research candidates in addition to the initial 10 that I presented in part 1 found here. Furthermore, I wanted to be clear Read more about 10 More of 50 Fairly-Valued Dividend Growth Stocks Offering Moderately High Yields: Part 2[…]

Choosing Common Stocks That Make Sense for Your Retirement Portfolio: Part 2

Choosing Common Stocks That Make Sense for Your Retirement Portfolio: Part 2

Introduction

Choosing the most appropriate stocks for the common stock portion of your retirement portfolio is vitally important.  In part 1 of this series found here I presented the 6 broad categories of stocks (businesses) that renowned mutual fund manager Peter Lynch presented in his best-selling book “One Up On Wall Street.”  I contend that the 6 categories that Peter Lynch wrote about establish a solid foundation of understanding of what’s generally available in the common stock universe. Additionally, I pointed out that these categories were very broad, and suggested that there were significant differences between the individual companies in each broad category. […]

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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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Three Keys Why Retired Investors Should Put Maximum Focus and Weight On Dividends

Introduction

In today’s low interest rate environment, prudent long-term investors, especially those in retirement, are best served by putting maximum weight and focus on dividends.  There are important reasons why I support this position, and those reasons will be the focal point of this article.  However, putting maximum weight and focus on dividends does not simultaneously mean at the exclusion of other important fundamental metrics.

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General Mills: Close To Being Generally Interesting

When thinking about General Mills (GIS) you likely associate the company with its flagship cereal brands like Cheerios, Wheaties and Lucky Charms – Cheerios alone controls roughly 13% of the cereal market. Yet the company also has an abundance of additional powerhouse brands under its corporate umbrella. For instance, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Gold Medal, Pillsbury, Haagen-Dazs, Green Giant, Hamburger Helper, Totino’s, Nature Valley, Progresso, Yoplait and many more names all send their proceeds to the century and a half old incorporation that is General Mills.   […]

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General Mills: Close To Being Generally Interesting

When thinking about General Mills (GIS) you likely associate the company with its flagship cereal brands like Cheerios, Wheaties and Lucky Charms – Cheerios alone controls roughly 13% of the cereal market. Yet the company also has an abundance of additional powerhouse brands under its corporate umbrella. For instance, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Gold Medal, Pillsbury, Read more about General Mills: Close To Being Generally Interesting[…]

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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How To Calculate The Intrinsic Value Of Your Common Stocks: Part 1

Introduction Every investor in common stocks is faced with the challenge of knowing when to buy, sell or hold.  Additionally, this challenge will be approached differently by the true investor than it would by a speculator.  But since I know very little about speculation (trading or market timing), this article will be focused on assisting Read more about How To Calculate The Intrinsic Value Of Your Common Stocks: Part 1[…]

Are Blue-Chip Consumer Staples Worth Today’s Premium Valuations?

Introduction to the Consumer Staples Sector The Consumer Staples sector consists of companies that provide essential products.  In other words, Consumer Staples are products that people cannot or are unwilling to do without.  As a result of the essential nature of Consumer Staples, there are several attributes that distinguish this sector from most others.  First Read more about Are Blue-Chip Consumer Staples Worth Today’s Premium Valuations?[…]

General Mills Inc: Stock Research Analysis

General Mills Inc (GIS) is a high quality blue-chip dividend growth stock with a consistent long-term record of earnings growth averaging approximately 8% per annum. About General Mills Inc:  Directly from their website “General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Read more about General Mills Inc: Stock Research Analysis[…]