While Most Dividend Growth Stocks Remain Too Expensive – Here Are 50 That Are Not! Part 1 of 5

Introduction The Great Recession of 2008 – which ended in the spring of 2009 – brought on one of the greatest and longest bull markets in modern history.  For true value-oriented dividend growth investors, the recession created a virtual cornucopia of excellent dividend growth stock investment opportunities that existed until the end of August 2013.  Read more about While Most Dividend Growth Stocks Remain Too Expensive – Here Are 50 That Are Not! Part 1 of 5[…]

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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Mid-cap Dividend Growth Stocks by Sector – Part 2C: REITs and Real Estate Management

Introduction This is the final installment in my series of articles on fairly valued mid-cap selections.  My inspiration to produce these articles was at the request and suggestion from regular readers who were frustrated at the lack of coverage and/or articles on mid-caps.  To accommodate those requests, I screened through the S&P 400 mid-cap index Read more about Mid-cap Dividend Growth Stocks by Sector – Part 2C: REITs and Real Estate Management[…]

Which is Best-Investing For Income or Total Return: Part 2

Introduction There is a long running feud between investors who believe in investing for total return versus those who believe in investing for current income.  Both camps are fervent advocates of their respective beliefs, and there seems to be no feasible middle ground or compromise.  Unfortunately, I believe that the dogmatic positions of both groups Read more about Which is Best-Investing For Income or Total Return: Part 2[…]

83 Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 2A

Introduction

I recently completed a 3 part series of articles offered to assist retired investors in designing the equity portion of their retirement portfolios.  In part 1 of this series found here I presented Peter Lynch’s 6 broad categories of stocks (businesses) that he wrote about in his best-selling book “One Up On Wall Street.”  The primary objective of this first article was simply to provide the reader a general idea of the various categories of common stocks that were generally available to choose among.  I presented one or two examples of each category in order to illustrate the advantages and/or disadvantages of each category.  I also pointed out that not every category was appropriate for most conservative retired investors. […]

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Choosing Common Stocks That Make Sense for Your Retirement Portfolio: Part 2

Choosing Common Stocks That Make Sense for Your Retirement Portfolio: Part 2

Introduction

Choosing the most appropriate stocks for the common stock portion of your retirement portfolio is vitally important.  In part 1 of this series found here I presented the 6 broad categories of stocks (businesses) that renowned mutual fund manager Peter Lynch presented in his best-selling book “One Up On Wall Street.”  I contend that the 6 categories that Peter Lynch wrote about establish a solid foundation of understanding of what’s generally available in the common stock universe. Additionally, I pointed out that these categories were very broad, and suggested that there were significant differences between the individual companies in each broad category. […]

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20 Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks in Today’s Overvalued Market

I recently published a series of articles on Seeking Alpha and other sites that were free to the public where I presented 20 attractively valued dividend growth stocks with an aggregate yield of 4.3%.  If you haven’t already read them, here are links to both of those articles. 20 Dividend Growth Stocks To Buy Today Read more about 20 Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks in Today’s Overvalued Market[…]

10 Dividend Growth Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolios Aggregate Yield 4.3%: Part 2

Introduction

After an exhaustive search of the dividend growth stock universe I identified 20 dividend growth stocks that I felt were currently worthy of consideration for retirement portfolios based on valuation. In part 1 of this 2-part series found here I discussed the current level of the S&P 500, and offered some important principles about valuation.  Additionally, I offered the first group of 10 of what I consider the highest quality members of the 20 screened research candidates I uncovered.  In this part 2, I will present the final 10 of 20 attractively-valued dividend growth stocks that I felt were currently worthy of consideration based on attractive or fair valuation relative to the overall market. […]

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4 Healthcare REITs For A Healthier Retirement Portfolio

Introduction

To be considered prudent investors we must recognize and accept the undeniable reality that all true investing is done in future time.  Consequently, the key to long-term investment success is to forecast the future as accurately as we possibly can.  Of course, we must simultaneously recognize and accept that forecasting the future can only be accomplished within a reasonable degree of accuracy.  Forecasting the future, and investing for that matter, can never be a game of perfect.  Nevertheless, our investing success will ultimately be achieved based on how good our forecasts turn out to be. […]

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Hope Is Not A Strategy, Before Investing Have A Precise Calculation Of Return In Mind

Introduction

Many people make the mistake of investing in a stock simply with the hope or belief that it will or might go up in value.  However, there is a very popular mantra that states “Hope is not a strategy.”  Some attribute the origin of this mantra to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani during his speech at the Republican National Convention on September 3, 2008 where he said “because change is not a destination, just as Hope is not a strategy.”  Others credit a well-publicized letter sent to Barack Obama by economist, and Dean of the Business School at Webster University in St. Louis, Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande that was titled “Hope is not a strategy.”

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