Have these 5 Best Defense (Stocks) Become the Best Offense (Stocks)?

Introduction Nothing clears the pallet of a diehard value investor better than a good old-fashioned bear market.  In calendar year 2018 – and especially December 2018 – we were given what I would call a bear market.  However, not all bear markets are the same.  Sometimes bear markets occur because of a bad economic scenario Read more about Have these 5 Best Defense (Stocks) Become the Best Offense (Stocks)?[…]

Don’t Be a Stock Market Victim!

Introduction The primary objective of this article is to help the reader put this recent bad market in perspective and simultaneously provide lessons in valuation and how to think about stock prices.  There have been many sage pieces of wisdom that have been provided to investors by investing greats.  For example, in 1995 Peter Lynch Read more about Don’t Be a Stock Market Victim![…]

Nvidia: The Correction Was Justified and Valuation May Still Be High

Introduction Nvidia (NVDA) operates as a visual computing company that engages in the design and manufacture of computer graphic processors, chipsets and related multimedia software.  As a result, the company is involved in many exciting technologies that are either already mainstream popular and technologies that offer enticing future growth prospects such as self-driving automotive technology.  Read more about Nvidia: The Correction Was Justified and Valuation May Still Be High[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Whirlpool Corporation: Do You Have the Guts To Be Greedy While Others Are Fearful?

Introduction After today’s price drop, and frankly even before that, I thought that Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) represented a unique opportunity to invest in the world’s oldest and largest appliance manufacturer at extremely undervalued levels.  I understand that there have been issues, but I see nothing that would suggest that the price should be this low.  Read more about Whirlpool Corporation: Do You Have the Guts To Be Greedy While Others Are Fearful?[…]

Demo 6 FAST Graphs FUN Graphs – Financial Underlying Numbers

FUN is an acronym for Financial Underlying Numbers. FUN Graphs are designed to empower premium subscribers the capability to quickly and efficiently engage in a comprehensive and deep dive into each company’s historical fundamental results.  There are 4 separate but comprehensive and powerful FUN graphing options available to premium subscribers.  Each of these graphing options Read more about Demo 6 FAST Graphs FUN Graphs – Financial Underlying Numbers[…]

Earnings Growth Drives Total Return and Dividend Income

Introduction This article was inspired by an interesting debate between two commenters on my most recent article “Why a 15 P/E Ratio Represents Fair Value for Most (Not All) Companies: FedEx – Part 2 Found Here.”  In a nutshell, the argument revolved around whether dividends were a driver or a contributor to total return.  Interestingly, Read more about Earnings Growth Drives Total Return and Dividend Income[…]