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[…]

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[…]

Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) FAST Graphs Analyze-Out-Loud Analysis

Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) has been one of the most requested stocks that I’ve been asked to provide an analyze out loud video on.  When I first  looked at it, I had to wonder why people were so interested in this particular stock.  Then I realized that statistically it looks great.  The company’s blended P/E Read more about Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) FAST Graphs Analyze-Out-Loud Analysis[…]

The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) FAST Graphs YouTube Subscriber Request Series:

Sherwin-Williams (SHW) is a terrific company with all the growth and consistency characteristics that I prefer.  Historically the company has grown at double-digit above-average rates.  However, since coming out of the Great Recession the company’s earnings growth rate has accelerated significantly.  Consequently, Sherwin-Williams has been trading at uncharacteristically higher valuations than normal since 2013.  On Read more about The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) FAST Graphs YouTube Subscriber Request Series:[…]

Magna International (NYSE:MGA) – FAST Graphs Analyze-Out-Loud Analysis

Magna International is a Canadian based Auto Parts Equipment company that has had excellent growth over its lifetime, but the market has generally valued it at a low P/E ratio of 9 to 10. In this video, we will analyze the company and identify possible return opportunities using these historical norms based on analysts’ consensus Read more about Magna International (NYSE:MGA) – FAST Graphs Analyze-Out-Loud Analysis[…]