Is There Real Value in These 7 Distribution Services Companies? Part 6

Introduction As I stated in previous articles in this series, my primary objective is to provide the reader with a clear perspective of just how different individual stocks are and how different companies operating in different sectors are. Consequently, I will be covering every sector that FactSet covers. As different as each of these sectors Read more about Is There Real Value in These 7 Distribution Services Companies? Part 6[…]

9 Inexpensive Consumer Services Sector Stocks: Part 5

Introduction As I stated in the introduction in Part 4 of this series, my primary objective is to provide the reader with a clear perspective of just how different individual stocks are and how different companies operating in different sectors are.  Consequently, I will be covering every sector that FactSet covers.  As this relates to Read more about 9 Inexpensive Consumer Services Sector Stocks: Part 5[…]

Comprehensive Research and Due Diligence Is a Process, Here Is Mine

Introduction One of the subscribers and regular viewers of my FAST Graphs YouTube channel made the following request: “Thank you for another excellent video. You always release such good, valuable content. I always hear you say that your videos serve to highlight some companies, and that if we find them interesting, we should then proceed Read more about Comprehensive Research and Due Diligence Is a Process, Here Is Mine[…]

Finding Value In Consumer Durables – A Very Diverse Sector: Part 3

Introduction This is part 3 of a series where I have conducted a simple screening looking for value over the overall market based on industry classifications and subindustry classifications reported by FactSet Research Systems, Inc. In part 1 found here  I covered the Consumer Services Sector.  In part 2 found here I covered the Communication Read more about Finding Value In Consumer Durables – A Very Diverse Sector: Part 3[…]

Finding Value In The Communication Sector Is Easy Today – Finding Growth Is A Different Matter (Part 2)

Introduction This is part 2 of a series where I have conducted a simple screening looking for value over the overall market based on industry classifications and subindustry classifications reported by FactSet Research Systems, Inc. In part 1 found here, I covered the Consumer Services Sector.  In this part 2, I will be covering the Communication Read more about Finding Value In The Communication Sector Is Easy Today – Finding Growth Is A Different Matter (Part 2)[…]

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[…]

Did IBM Buy Red Hat at a Fair Price?

Introduction On October 23, 2015 I wrote an article titled “Retirees: I Did Not Buy IBM to Sell; It’s about the Dividend Income Stupid.”  At the time I published the article, I was long International Business Machine (IBM) and remain long today.  With the article I attempted to illustrate why I was including IBM in Read more about Did IBM Buy Red Hat at a Fair Price?[…]

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[…]