Diversifying by Sector: 20 High-Quality Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks Rated A- Or Better (Part 2B)

Introduction This current series of articles could be summarized as a review of ways to construct and diversify a common stock portfolio.  In part 1 found here I discussed various viewpoints on how many stocks a portfolio should hold.  In Part 2A found here I presented and discussed Peter Lynch’s 6 general categories of stocks.  In Read more about Diversifying by Sector: 20 High-Quality Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks Rated A- Or Better (Part 2B)[…]

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[…]

12 Dividend Growth Stocks That Meet My “Magic Formula for Dividend Growth Investors”

Investing Thesis When investing for dividend growth there are several key attributes that I consider crucial for long-term success.  My definition of long-term success is first and foremost to generate a steadily-rising dividend income stream, and secondarily, the opportunity to generate a reasonable level of capital appreciation.  With this article I will present 12 dividend Read more about 12 Dividend Growth Stocks That Meet My “Magic Formula for Dividend Growth Investors”[…]

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 Best Way to Judge Past Performance: Part Two

Introduction

On virtually every financial website on the planet there is a never-ending daily stream of stock tips and recommendations.  Consequently, the investing public is literally flooded with information and advice regarding what stock to buy today or not to buy.  Some of what is offered is supported by factual information and logic, but unfortunately, much of what is offered is merely based on the opinion of the author.  This presents quite a challenge to the prudent prospective investor seeking sound advice or guidance.  The recommendations are presented and it is left up to the individual to act on the advice or not based on the content as written. […]

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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![…]

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[…]

Looking For Value, Growth And Income After The Recent Market Run Up, Check Out These Tech Titans

Introduction A significant portion of all the great advantages that the world has received through the promise of technology can be credited to the Big 3: Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO), Intel Corp. (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT).  Great gratitude should be attributed to these technology titans, because, thanks to them, the world enjoys a functioning Internet and Read more about Looking For Value, Growth And Income After The Recent Market Run Up, Check Out These Tech Titans[…]

The Best Use of Corporate Profit (cash)

Introduction I have recently authored two articles showing that, all other things being equal, a stock that pays its shareholders a dividend generates a higher total return than a stock with similar growth characteristics that doesn’t. This is based on the reality that stock prices follow earnings in the long run, and it is this Read more about The Best Use of Corporate Profit (cash)[…]

If Apple Were Not A Tech Stock It Would Be Trading at $1000/share and Worth Every Penny

Introduction: The Current Mispricing of Technology At the risk of jumping on the everybody’s-writing-articles-on-Apple-bandwagon, this article is offered at the request of a loyal reader.  Our objective is to put not only Apple’s valuation into perspective, but also what we believe to be the current undervaluation of technology stocks in general.  If looking at how Read more about If Apple Were Not A Tech Stock It Would Be Trading at $1000/share and Worth Every Penny[…]