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[…]

Lowe’s Companies Inc.: Attractively Valued Dividend Aristocrat for Total Return

Introduction Much of my dividend growth investing is currently focused on looking for high quality dividend growth stocks that are yielding 3% or better.  The reason is quite simple.  I am managing dividend growth portfolios for clients that are retired and require at least a yield of 3% or better in order to live on.  Read more about Lowe’s Companies Inc.: Attractively Valued Dividend Aristocrat for Total Return[…]

The Most Important Stock Investment Lesson I Ever Learned

Introduction My investing career officially started in 1970.  However, for several years prior to that time I was an avid and interested student of common stock investing.  My initial lessons were taught by studying the behavior and practices of the most renowned stock investors.  Although these academic pursuits taught me a great deal, nothing taught Read more about The Most Important Stock Investment Lesson I Ever Learned[…]

A Comprehensive Look At Dividend Growth Stock Valuations Sector By Sector: Part 2

Introduction

Finding attractively valued dividend growth stocks is getting harder and harder to do.  The overall market has been on a relentless advance for many years now, and high quality dividend paying growth stocks have been leaders.  Consequently, valuations have become extended beyond historical norms and I contend prudence.  Nevertheless, there are attractive dividend growth stocks available if you’re willing to look hard enough.

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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[…]

The Shiller PE Continues to Mislead Investors, The S&P 500 Is Fairly Valued in Early 2013

Allow me to start this article by emphatically stating that I have a real problem with forecasting stock markets in the general sense.  Instead, I prefer to forecast the intrinsic values of individual businesses based on their earnings justified fundamental values.  I hold this position because I believe that it is not only possible, but Read more about The Shiller PE Continues to Mislead Investors, The S&P 500 Is Fairly Valued in Early 2013[…]

How Can I Know If My Stocks Are Fairly Valued?

Not having the confidence that they know the true worth of their stocks, is one of the most common laments expressed by many individual investors. Even more importantly, knowing the price of all their stocks, but not knowing their value, is often a major source of shareholder losses. Expressed differently, when you don’t know the Read more about How Can I Know If My Stocks Are Fairly Valued?[…]

Don’t Be the Equivalent of a Stock Market Racist

There is no shortage of pundits and prognosticators willing to offer their opinions (rarely based on facts) as to whether or not stocks are cheap or expensive, or as to whether the markets are going to rise or fall.  In every case, the opinions and prognostications are directed as generalities such as stocks or markets.  Read more about Don’t Be the Equivalent of a Stock Market Racist[…]

Home Depot Inc: Stock Research Analysis

With Tropical Storm Isaac still wreaking havoc on the United States, we thought we would analyze the world’s’ largest home improvement specialty retailer, Home Depot, Inc (HD), through the lens of FAST Graphs™. About Home Depot Inc:  Directly from their website “The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,255 retail Read more about Home Depot Inc: Stock Research Analysis[…]

The Case for Optimism: Our Top 25 Dividend Growth Stocks are Dirt Cheap

Anyone who had recently invested in real estate would most likely agree that the phrase “dirt cheap” carries a new and enhanced meaning today. In the same vein, we would argue that our top 25 dividend growth stocks based on the potential for five-year estimated annual total returns are dirt cheap.  Consequently, we believe that Read more about The Case for Optimism: Our Top 25 Dividend Growth Stocks are Dirt Cheap[…]