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[…]

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![…]

Microsoft: The Progression Of A Maturing Business

  • Everyone is well aware of Microsoft’s storied historical growth record, which provides a classic case to watch a company progress into the maturation phase.
  • As a result of this slower growth, one might be inclined to believe that an investment thesis today is “late to the party.”
  • While it is true that the dynamics and capital attention of the business have changed, this does not necessarily rule out the possibility for a reasonable investment.

Everyone is keenly aware of the $300+ billion dollar company that is Microsoft (MSFT). From the classic Windows and Office products to the latest Xbox and Skype, the business doesn’t exactly need an introduction. In fact, it’s quite likely that you are using or near a Microsoft product now; we used a couple just to get this article to you. So instead of providing a generic opening, we thought it might be interesting to highlight the company with some numbers.  There are 1.3 billion people that use Windows everyday and 1 in 7 of the world’s population use Office. Skype represents one third of the worldwide phone traffic and Outlook has 400 million users. Internet Explorer’s usage share is over 56%. In other words, large is a bit of an understatement. […]

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Own These World’s Leading Brands And Never Fear A Recession Again

Introduction – The Volatility Is Risk Myth If you were to take the essence of most people’s beliefs and understanding about investing in common stocks, or the stock market for that matter, and turn it into a movie, I believe it would have to be labeled under the category science fiction.  In other words, in Read more about Own These World’s Leading Brands And Never Fear A Recession Again[…]

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[…]

Microsoft Has Been A Better Business Than It Has A Stock, But That Is About To Change

Currently Microsoft (MSFT) is attracting a lot of attention thanks to its launch of Windows 8 and many exciting new products based on this important upgrade. However, within all this attention there is a lot of negative bias applied to this blue-chip technology behemoth.  Consequently, the goal of this article is to provide the truth Read more about Microsoft Has Been A Better Business Than It Has A Stock, But That Is About To Change[…]

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[…]

Retirees Beware Of The Many Dangers of Holding Overvalued Stocks

We often write about valuation because we believe it is one of the most misunderstood aspects of investing in common stocks.  This causes many people to hold what we consider to be unjustified biases that are based primarily on price action.  For example, the concept of the lost decade, which many almost gleefully point to Read more about Retirees Beware Of The Many Dangers of Holding Overvalued Stocks[…]