What Can I Expect to Make If I Invest in Johnson & Johnson Today?

Overview AAA rated Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has produced one of the most impeccable and consistent long-term records of fundamental results and growth.  No matter whether you are measuring earnings, cash flows or dividends, you will be hard-pressed to find any company in any industry with a more consistent and complete record of operating excellence Read more about What Can I Expect to Make If I Invest in Johnson & Johnson Today?[…]

Peter Lynch Taught Me to Invest in Ultra Beauty Inc.

Introduction In his best-selling book “One up on Wall Street” Peter Lynch included this subtitle on his cover: “How to use what you already know to make money in the stock market.”  And later in the book he talks about “the power of common knowledge.”  Stating it over simplistically, Peter Lynch often talked about getting Read more about Peter Lynch Taught Me to Invest in Ultra Beauty Inc.[…]

Are These The 6 Best Stocks In The Dow Jones Industrial Average? – Part 3 Of 5

Introduction In Part 1 and Part 2  of this series I covered 12 of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks that I considered the most expensive of the index.  With this part 3 I will be looking at 6 additional Dow stocks that for the most part I would consider fully valued to only Read more about Are These The 6 Best Stocks In The Dow Jones Industrial Average? – Part 3 Of 5[…]

The Active versus Passive Performance Debate Is Nonsensical

Introduction One of the most hotly contested debates in finance is the argument over which is better – active or passive investing.  Moreover, this debate has spurred numerous academic studies that claim to identify whether passive outperforms active investing or vice versa.  As a result, the current popular opinion suggests that passive outperforms active investing Read more about The Active versus Passive Performance Debate Is Nonsensical[…]

The Threat and Risk of Rising Interest Rates: Separating Fact from Fiction

Introduction The threat of rising interest rates is all the rage in financial circles today.  However, the seminal question is: How real is the threat, and how much impact will rising rates have on stock prices and investor performance?  This article will present my personal perspectives on interest rates and their potential impact on stock Read more about The Threat and Risk of Rising Interest Rates: Separating Fact from Fiction[…]

What Rate of Return Will an Investment in Johnson & Johnson Deliver? Part 2

Introduction

I never invest in a common stock without a clear expectation of the future returns that it can generate for me.  Consequently, I consider this one of the most important steps in my research and due diligence process.  Unfortunately, my experience in dealing with investors has led me to conclude that this important step is rarely taken.  Most investors possess only a vague idea of what they might earn from investing in a given stock.  Many people simply buy a stock hoping that it will go up, and if it pays a dividend, hopeful that the dividend will increase over time. […]

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What Will Happen To the Stock Market When Interest Rates Rise? Part 1

Introduction

Interest rates have been in a freefall for the better part of the past two decades.  Moreover, the yield on the 10-year US Treasury, which is the flagship interest rate benchmark, has mostly been below 2% since the beginning of 2012.  The 10-year Treasury note did reach 3% by the end of 2013 but has promptly fallen ever since to its current level of 1.59 percent.

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Get Higher Returns and More Dividend Income – In Less Time With Less Risk

Introduction

Investing in blue-chip dividend growth stocks such as the Dividend Aristocrats or Champions has become very popular with retirees.  This is understandable considering the low interest rate environment we find ourselves in.  Traditional fixed income investments do not currently offer enough yield for the retired investor to live on.  Consequently, current low interest rates, coupled with the possibility of a steadily increasing level of dividend income have made dividend growth stocks a viable and even attractive alternative.

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